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Tas 1812's Painted Lead Pile

Post by tas 1812 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:32 am

Hi all!

Long time gamer, painter, collector and mad dash tourney painter here :) Nice to find a new home to share the progress of my ever increasing collections and backlog of photos to post since the PB disaster and the WG forum disappearance. I'll kick off with some of my latest painted troops before posting some shots of my WotR, Naps, ACW and WW2 collections (they're "finished" I promise... :) )

Some Normans and others for SAGA:

ImageIMG_3495_zpsrh53qdtf by tas 1812, on Flickr

ImageIMG_3362_zps4gl4exs5 by tas 1812, on Flickr

ImageIMG_3430_zpscjdlir32 by tas 1812, on Flickr

ImageIMG_3384_zpsolcpapgh by tas 1812, on Flickr

ImageIMG_3385_zps49lyhd6i by tas 1812, on Flickr

ImageIMG_3431_zpsl5fmizkb by tas 1812, on Flickr

ImageIMG_3501_zps6t2rx0jd by tas 1812, on Flickr
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Re: Tas 1812's Painted Lead Pile

Post by Chuckie » Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:46 am

Tas,
Awesome work. They are amazing. Great post for that era. I cant imagine chain mail would be the easiest to paint?

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Re: Tas 1812's Painted Lead Pile

Post by Dropbear » Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:37 pm

Nice figures, and welcome to the forum.

I have SAGA and some miniatures I have never put together for the game... keep posting like this and I might get off my butt and do something about them.

Chuckie - I find chainmail the easiest - just paint black and dry brush with metal. Chainmail is the thing I love to paint the most.

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Re: Tas 1812's Painted Lead Pile

Post by tas 1812 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:39 am

Cheers Chuckie and Dropbear! :D It's nice to be posting again :)

I too love chainmail - the detail paints itself - I've undercoated all my ancients/dark ages/medievals so far in GW Bestial/Mournfang Brown, drybrush on GW Chainmail - hit with a Brown ink wash (Agrax Earthshade) (sometimes 50-50 black to brown agrax/nuln) and if needed a highlight in chainmail. Job's a good un :) Brown is also good starting point for all the cloth and leather.

Having fixed the previous double up here's a few more of the last few months efforts in the painting pile.

Norman Warband
ImageIMG_3391_zpsarersx1f by tas 1812, on Flickr

Some Saxon/Frank/Angry Dane/generic round shield Warrior fodder
ImageIMG_3432_zpsopcuobbn by tas 1812, on Flickr

Norman foot and cavalry
Image97830e0c-825b-4e9a-a796-81e138d2a14a_zpsflztopkv by tas 1812, on Flickr

ImageIMG_3357_zps3dngiyed by tas 1812, on Flickr

ImageIMG_3380_zpspyrappzh by tas 1812, on Flickr

ImageIMG_3381_zpsf9nwi5en by tas 1812, on Flickr

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Post by tas 1812 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:36 pm

And now for something I've actually painted in the last week! (a miracle now I'm back at work...) an SAS/LRDG jeep :) Picked up recently on a quick trip to Melb and Mind Games along with some other Artizan reinforcements for Bolt Action.

ImageIMG_5400 by tas 1812, on Flickr

ImageIMG_5401 by tas 1812, on Flickr



It's to go with these guys! The 8th Army Girl Guides - (A good opponent of mine named them :D )

Infantry
ImageIMG_5404 by tas 1812, on Flickr

ImageIMG_5405 by tas 1812, on Flickr

ImageIMG_5408 by tas 1812, on Flickr

ImageIMG_5406 by tas 1812, on Flickr


And some alternate AT for Italy that might actually stop something :D
ImageIMG_5409 by tas 1812, on Flickr

Motor pool + Armour
ImageIMG_5403 by tas 1812, on Flickr

Other version of the Crusader with swap/removable turrets for earlier versions. (same sherman though :) )

ImageIMG_3750 by tas 1812, on Flickr

In the immediate painting pile - some javelin armed levies for SAGA, Artizan 8th army rifles, mortar and MMG. I'll keep motivated by posting and need the extras to take on my local Italian player :)

cheers,

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Post by Captain Darling » Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:28 pm

Hi Tas welcome aboard!

Some very nicely painted figures and vehicles there, looking forward to seeing you posting some AARs featuring them!
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Post by Dropbear » Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:46 am

That bolt action stuff has come up a treat too.

A trip to Melbourne you say... do I detect a fellow Victorian?

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Re: Tas 1812's Painted Lead Pile

Post by Cyrus » Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:56 pm

Lovely Normans and WW 2 stuff there!

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Post by tas 1812 » Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:15 pm

Cheers Cyrus, Capt. Darling and Dropbear :)

@ Dropbear - Victorian? No sorry, just slightly further south - Tasmanian - but I do love mini shopping in Melbourne. The local stores are great but just don't have the customer base to stock huge ranges to satisfy my lead pile addiction.
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@Capt. Darling - working on the AARs - planning to get a game in/host one soon for the local club and get some good pics. My last few battles that have made the club blog have been distastrous and rather lacking on the photo front (Oh well I guess that's what you get for taking a Jagdtiger in BA :lol: ) In the mean time here's a few pics from the last WotR game I hosted, Blore Heath (my table and most of my WotR collection was used for both sides). Also a rare victory for me! (unlike most of my BA games :P )

ImageIMG_3338_zpsmn7isa5o by tas 1812, on Flickr

ImageIMG_3340_zpstzggrkhb by tas 1812, on Flickr

ImageIMG_3343_zpsvxibx9qq by tas 1812, on Flickr

ImageIMG_3344_zps13pciloh by tas 1812, on Flickr

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Post by tas 1812 » Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:23 pm

And some more from the unpainted pile!

These guys have been sitting around unloved since version 1 of BA - was half way through building them when cavalry got nerfed by v2 :) Finished them off over the last two nights while working on some javelin armed levy for SAGA and might actually run them in a game soon.

ImageIMG_5411 by tas 1812, on Flickr

ImageIMG_5410 by tas 1812, on Flickr

They're to go with my otherwise finished IJA for BA.

ImageIMG_3783 by tas 1812, on Flickr

ImageIMG_3787 by tas 1812, on Flickr

ImageIMG_3784 by tas 1812, on Flickr

Hmmm... might need some trucks for those Japanese...

cheers,

Tas.

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Post by Chuckie » Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:39 pm

Great work on the Japanese. Love the paint scheme on the Chi-Ha!

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Post by Cyrus » Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:54 pm

Blore Heath WotR game looks excellent!

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Post by Admin Fella » Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:26 pm

Wow, very nice stuff. :)

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Post by Captain Darling » Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:34 pm

Thanks for the game pics Tas very nice!

Good to see your large array of forces getting posted up! Very nice.
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Re: Tas 1812's Painted Lead Pile

Post by tas 1812 » Wed May 02, 2018 10:39 pm

Hi all! I haven't fallen off the planet and we're back with some very recently painted stuff!

Some ACW Union Cavalry finished last night with the basing :) Painted over last week around Anzac Day, they are the last of the ACW pile. (A rare moment having run out of a particular period's minis to paint up!)

ImageIMG_5608 by tas 1812, on Flickr

And some guns - the reloading parrott and Napoleon are hot off the press too

ImageIMG_5609 by tas 1812, on Flickr

ImageIMG_5612 by tas 1812, on Flickr

The infantry and my converted attempt at a mounted Chamberlain from the Gettysburg movie were all done in around a month over Jan-Feb this year, finally got round to taking some pics.

ImageIMG_5611 by tas 1812, on Flickr

ImageIMG_5613 by tas 1812, on Flickr

Has been a nice little project -except for the Zouaves, they took ages, but pleased with how they turned out.

Now to photo the painted Reb pile (painted from mid '16 to late '17) all 190+ infantry, 6 guns commanders and cav :)

cheers,

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Post by tas 1812 » Wed May 02, 2018 11:00 pm

And another School Hols special :P Must of been the break to finish some projects 2 down with nothing left to paint of that period. :D

Some Burgundian Pike to finish the WotR Pile! These guys have lingered the the pile undercoated for over 12 months and I finally got round to painting them!

ImageIMG_5614 by tas 1812, on Flickr

ImageIMG_5616 by tas 1812, on Flickr

Now to get back to some BA Tommies and Jerries :)

cheers, T.

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Post by Cyrus » Fri May 04, 2018 9:17 am

Lovely ACW and Burgundian Pike! The Perry plastics are great figures.

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Post by tas 1812 » Fri May 04, 2018 7:41 pm

Cheers Cyrus :)

Not the best photos of them, they've come up a bit shiny due to the light, they don't look that shiny IRL :oops:

I might try take some better snaps of them and post up some of the Rebs too over the weekend.

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Post by tas 1812 » Mon May 07, 2018 5:24 pm

2018 seems to be the year of finishing off projects.... ACW? tick. Japanese? tick. WotR? tick. SAS jeep? tick.

What next? An inventory was required to see what needed doing and could be done in a timely manner around some other little BA projects. Well I've assembled the last of my French models that I currently have to add to my Big 'ol pile of Napoleonic Frogs... :D Namely sorting out the last of the artillery, the odd cavalry model or two and some skirmishing voltiguers to round it off. For now :D I've used the lovely Victrix French artillery to create some horse and guard artillery with some head swaps for Guard Cav + spare dolmans and swords and replace a "borrowed" 9 pdr from the British.

Terrible day for photos and always impossible to photo large groups of minis but hopefully you can get the idea.

ImageIMG_5617 by tas 1812, on Flickr

ImageIMG_5618 by tas 1812, on Flickr

Problem is my Peninsular British Army is nearly as big, well it will be after another couple of commanders, 40 portuguese infantry and 16 light dragoons get painted and based...

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Post by tas 1812 » Sun May 13, 2018 9:57 pm

A dent in the Frenchies! most of the models needing painting - 2 cav to go and some work on a few of the commanders :)

Guard Artillery 12pdr
ImageIMG_5623 by tas 1812, on Flickr

Guard Horse Artillery conversion - just need to add some dolmans and swords
ImageIMG_5622 by tas 1812, on Flickr

Horse Artillery
ImageIMG_5621 by tas 1812, on Flickr

And 2 small units of skirmishing voltiguers!
ImageIMG_5620 by tas 1812, on Flickr

ImageIMG_5619 by tas 1812, on Flickr

now these are done we might get back to the Portuguese and those light dragoons :)

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Post by Cyrus » Tue May 15, 2018 9:16 am

Impressive army there Tas and the Victrix artillery are very nice too.

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Post by Captain Darling » Sun May 20, 2018 7:34 am

Hey Tas nice work on your Napoleonics!

Your basing them mainly singly is that for versatility? What sort of gaming are you planning with them?
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Post by tas 1812 » Mon May 21, 2018 8:51 pm

Cheer again Cyrus and Capt. Darling,

The victrix artillery is a nice kit, I even committed sacrilege and cut the heads of some metals and added them to the guard and horse guards crew with plastic heads! The spare artillery crew became some of the skirmishing voltiguers too with a few spare arms and heads :)

It's nice to see them arrayed, and especially finished! Since finishing these I even started touching up some of the Cuirassiers' horses, the first French unit I painted about 5-6 years back.

As for the basing... I had a heap of GW bases kicking around so I just started basing them that way (I was far too used to that type of base at the time and not fan of painting and constructing multi-base troops) and also because the Napoleonic British I had started slightly earlier I had already based the same way. After looking at a few rules sets to play them with (a WAB historical and another similar one which the name eludes me atm) I ended up getting into Black Powder big time :) They've pretty much been used exclusively for BP, (the odd skirmish aside) in mostly large battles after joining one of the local clubs. I had originally done all units with 24 men on a 240mm frontage (12x 20mm wide and 2 ranks deep) but they other guys at the club had gone 200mm frontage so I did a restructure and was able to make about 3 extra units per side by adding in only a few extra command groups!

So long story short - Black Powder it is, most units are in 3-4 pieces/larger chunks of joined bases which are either on a magnetic base or glued onto card with PVA so they can be removed/arranged into other formations in game.

Must be my inner megalomaniac, but I do love the sight of a large army on the field :D

cheers,

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Post by Bluewillow » Wed May 23, 2018 3:38 am

Great stuff Taz!

A good collection of historical figures!

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Post by tas 1812 » Sun May 27, 2018 4:02 pm

Cheers Bluewillow!

French done! well nearly - 2 cav to finish :oops:

ImageIMG_5628 by tas 1812, on Flickr

Some Corsican fellow...
ImageIMG_5629 by tas 1812, on Flickr

After the French... The Brits! - All for the Peninsular War

ImageIMG_5634 by tas 1812, on Flickr

Wellington himself - Picton's there somewhere with his brolly :)
ImageIMG_5635 by tas 1812, on Flickr

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