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  Generic French Line Infantry Brigade 1812-1814
Posted by: Phil Yates - 10-27-2014, 11:31 AM - Forum: Hobby & Painting - No Replies

(as shown on the old website)


In late 2013 I decided to aim for wargaming. I visit the club a couple of times and paint a few units to play.

=> I had to paint faster.

I picked Calpe Miniatures as they have so much variety of poses (to avoid boredom). They also wear the greatcoat, which means less many details to paint. I experimented washes and no longer paint eyes.

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Currently I am finishing the 4th battalion (there are 2 regiments of 2 battalions). Each unit is 25-strong (24 men+a standard bearer which I like to stand out of the mass)

100 minis painted in 8 months? that's record breaking by my standard [Image: icon_biggrin.gif]

More photos on this later...
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Fantastic looking figs.

Look forward to seeing them on the table.

Thanks for posting.
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I also look forward to seeing them on a gaming table!

But I'll have a couple of issues to wrap up this project shortly. Calpe Miniatures is a small business, and if their range is extremely detailed, it expands slowly. The skirmishers are not planned for soon... though brigade command packs have been announced as a medium term release.

So I hope they will release a command pack by the end of the year, but as far as skirmishers are concerned...

wait & see [Image: icon_smile.gif] I'm patient...
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and here's an overview of the 4th battalion, before basing. I've got a lot of varnishing/basing to do now!

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not much time for the hobby this summer. Holidays, DIY, baby duties... but at least battalions are now based. I've added magnetised tape under the bases for future transports.

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they're ready for some 1st blood at the club I think [Image: icon_smile.gif]
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Great work.
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looking really good

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Cor....

Thems is lovely.....

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  WW2 US Infantry
Posted by: Phil Yates - 10-27-2014, 11:29 AM - Forum: Hobby & Painting - Replies (1)

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29 Let's Go
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First squad painted of what will be a full platoon and some heavy weapons and a few vehicles.

Painted these quite quickly by changing my method. Very pleased with the result.
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nice job!
what's the manufacturer?
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Thanks,

There plastic US infantry from warlord games/bolt action.
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great work mate.

What rules set you planning to use them for?
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Very nice indeed. Lovely basing too.
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Thanks guys

The plan for for these is to play chain of command. But I also have bolt action rules as well. And plan to make it so I have options to play either.

Another photo of some pin markers I've made. Got the idea from bobs game at bovvy. Made them with the left over bits on the sprues.
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Now that is a great idea. Lovely stuff. I can see that really adding something visually to a game.

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This could get expensive! TFL has just released some free rules for big COC adding extra platoons of infantry or vehicles to your games.

http://toofatlardies.co.uk/blog/?p=3013
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Let me know when they are ready.

I have some Germans that are available for target practice.
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Those are very nice, Karl. The markers are inspired, too.
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Very very nice mate ..
justneed you to start on your Brit Nap stuff so you can take on meee yanks ! [Image: icon_smile.gif]
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Officer NCO and medic. Just a few nights away from finishing the whole platoon highlighting the last squad now [Image: icon_smile.gif]
Just relised I've put my rank chevrons on upside down, on the whole damn platoon as well [Image: icon_sad.gif] why do the yanks have to always be different !
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Very Nice Karl. Where did you get the transfers ad rank chevrons, as I'am doing some US Marines.
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Cheers Steve.

Got them from here http://www.thewcp.co.uk/shop.php

Or try warlord games they do quite a few as well.
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really good work again! the highlighting is very nicely done. how do you base them? Is that glue + sand, or some time of filler?
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  Fat Wally's Magic Wash Recipe
Posted by: Phil Yates - 10-27-2014, 11:28 AM - Forum: Hobby & Painting - No Replies

Recently a couple of club members have asked about my Magic Wash recipe. Its on my website under Painting Services but a couple have said they can't open it....So, here it is.....


Kev’s Magic Wash

I'm not a fan of Army Painter generally. I prefer a black wash not a brown one, or even a dark brown one. Black offers a greater contrast between colours but does make the figures look perhaps a bit cartoony for some people. Then again all my figures use it.

I don't like AP for 15's particularly as it doesn't flow, even when you try to thin it with turps. Then it goes gloopy, the tin gets gunged, and you end up chucking the residual bit making it even more expensive.

I do make and use, and much prefer, my own 'magic wash'. I've been using it for at least ten years now though some of my painting service customers ask for AP finish to fit with their existing collections.

I use Pledge Multi-Surface Wax (which used to be called Klear in the UK, Future in the US). You can get it in larger Robert Dyas, Tesco and Sainsbury's or even Amazon.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pledge-Klear-Mu ... urface+wax

Its a milky acrylic carrier which is much better than AP at sticking to the crevices and is the consistency of milk. It also dries in half an hour so no need to wait overnight. The link below tells you how to make it.

http://www.paintingclinic.com/clinic/gu ... icwash.htm

I use Windsor and Newton, or Dr Ph. Martin’s Bombay, black ink with my mix and tend to knock up a whole Coffee jar sized mix which lasts months. I base my figures on sand and glue textured bases and I actually dip the entire base with figures mounted in the mix. This seals the base and figures and as it is thinner than AP runs away easily off the figure onto the sand.

I usually dilute the Pledge 50:50 to start with water, topping up with water, or Pledge, as the level diminishes over time through use. The more Pledge the less surface tension and consequently the more flow.

Start off with 2/3 of a 100g coffee jar size and add about 1/4 of a 14ml Windsor & Newton ink pot. Try it on a test figure. If it’s too dark add more water/Pledge. If it’s not dark enough add a few drops more of ink, until you get there. Eventually you'll get to the stage where you can tell almost by looking, when it’s right.

I use a grey undercoat now and using the magic wash on it makes the details jump out before you get round to painting. I the use it after the figure is painted too so my stuff gets it twice. As with AP its a good idea to add a highlight after a wash to increase 'pop', particularly to plumes etc.

Another tip. When you've got it right, don't shake the container but give it a good stir before using it each time.

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  Fat Wally's Removable Flags
Posted by: Phil Yates - 10-27-2014, 11:27 AM - Forum: Hobby & Painting - No Replies

Another article you might find useful, removable flags.


1) Basically cut out the flag. I mostly use flags that I've obtained free on the net.

2) Use a Pritt/glue stick and then fold the flag around a needle. I use an old cork with a needle stuck sharp pointy end in as my flag folding device.

3) Once this is done slide the flag off the needle and set aside to dry. Don't fold into shapes yet!

4) Once dry trim off any excess white bits that are obvious and paint the edges so that there is no white showing.

5) When this is dry, gloss varnish the flag. This is vital. It stops the print flaking off when you try to fold it (but don't fold it yet see step 6)

6) Allow to dry fully.

5) Now typically Peter Pig staves, and lots of other manufacturers too, are not long enough for the flags. Cut off the finial and stick it in the top end of your flag.

6) Put the flag back on the needle and create the folds. The flag is quite stiff, but not too stiff so you can be quite brutal as the varnish should stop the paint flaking off.

7) Slide back on the figures flag stave. The flag should be stiff enough to not damage and easy enough to remove.

[Image: icon_cool.gif] When you varnish the figure with Matt spray, or brush on, make sure you do the flag too. It might need a couple of coats.

9) A really nice touch is to add bullet holes. Simply heat another needle (stuck in a cork, but blunt end first) until its glowing orange hot. I use the gas cooker. Push the pointy end into the flag and waggle it about. it will burn through with a hole looking like a bullet has gone through. Try to do it through the hole both sides. You can also fray the trailing edge of the flag by doing the same. Its a nice touch. See pic below for example.

http://s1238.photobucket.com/user/KLowt ... ort=3&o=12

Hope that helps too.

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  Karl - your test worked fine
Posted by: Phil Yates - 10-27-2014, 11:18 AM - Forum: General Chat - Replies (3)

Karl,

thanks for testing the forum.

It worked fine but I reset the forum to match the other one and your post got lost.

Great work on the 29th Let's (go) get them on the table soon.

Phil.

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