Monday, August 26, 2013

Napoleonic Russian Officer

I've not been sitting idle while waiting for the Civil War diorama figures to come in. Recently, I scored a box of Perry Napoleonic Russians for a very good price. These gents are going to be a part of a larger force representing the Russians at the Battle of Borodino in September 1812.

Having just picked up the Black Powder rules, I intend to have several brigades of these guys done at some point (and an opposing French force as well....but more on that much, much later).

I've just completed the officer, who is now ready to fight for his Tsar and motherland!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Civil War Medical Diorama: Prologue

After a meeting at the Lee-Fendall House the other day, I'm pleased to report that this Civil War diorama project is now officially underway! The figures were ordered that afternoon, but as they're all coming from the UK it's going to be some time until they arrive.

So in the meantime, I visited the local game shop to pick up supplies. There are so few of these stores in the DC area, and I just happened to luck out moving so close to one. And a rather good one at that! As you can see in the photo below, I stocked up on Vallejo paints and new brushes for the project.

In case you were wondering, this is what $280 worth of paint, brushes, and other supplies look like.

I've started work on some test figures and am pretty happy with the results so far. Expect photos of these lads when they're completed.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Update on Civil War Diorama Fundraiser

Less than a week after starting a fundraiser for a Civil War diorama, we've already met our goal. In fact, we exceeded it! And by a lot too.

Our goal was $150 for the project. But thanks to some very, very generous donations we raised $700! I confess....I'm not sure what I'm going to do with all that money. I suppose this means I get to use the high quality Woodland Scenics products I've been gawking over for years.

Stay tuned for updates on this diorama! I have a feeling it's going to be an epic endeavor.