segunda-feira, 30 de Junho de 2014

The Lone Ranger

1/72 scale figures, a Waterloo 1815 Apache and an Airfix Cowboy (merci, Pascal), finally over!





 And a final picture. A small round base with a printed scenario glued to it.


terça-feira, 27 de Maio de 2014

Napoleonic fort/Linhas de Torres - WIP

Hello!

While the painting is going slow, one of the current projects - a small fort in Linhas de Torres - is taking its shape.

The base for the terrain is almost ready and the figures arrived yesterday.



Usually I don't post the figures at this stage, but these are different (to me). 2 naval gun crews from Warmodelling Miniatures. Scale? 18mm! The fort is supposed to be 1/72, so I may have to make a few more cuts...


 I may have to get a few more figures and these look so fine! (Yes, some forts were equipped by naval guns and crews.) I'll call my friend Rui from Tempos Medievais and order it for me!


A base para o forte n.º 19 - Ajuda Pequeno - toma forma. É necessário aumentar o nível do terreno do lado de fora e "escavar" o interior do forte. Depois começam os detalhes!
Embora esteja pensado para a escala 1/72, acabei por encomendar estas figuras a 18 mm através da Tempos Medievais. Excelente negócio! Acho que ainda vou encomendar os oficiais... É que sendo um forte, alguns teriam peças e elementos dos navios britânicos!

domingo, 4 de Maio de 2014

Dragon Slayer

This was built for a GB on a Portuguese forum and I had the idea for it when I saw the dragon in a Chinese store. Well, my son saw it first... I had to fight for it! No, not really. I had to buy 2... :)

The slayer is a 1/72 Zvezda's English Knights of the 100 Years War.







Final pictures









terça-feira, 15 de Abril de 2014

Miniart Hussites Archers

As the title says, these guys are from Miniart's Hussites box. I don't like them that much, but had these few around here... So, over the last few days I painted them. Slowly, my Silves 1189 project gets its figures.




quinta-feira, 10 de Abril de 2014

La Lys

Yesterday, a few Portuguese remembered the Battle of the Lys (1918). Shortly, the biggest portuguese defeat since Alcácer Quibir, in 1578.
I had a grand-grandfather there. He was lucky, he returned alive and in one piece, but my parents tell me that the war changed him (for worse). Adding to that, the soldiers were not very well welcomed back by the Portuguese authorities...
I hope the only wars I have to face are these with my toy soldiers!


terça-feira, 8 de Abril de 2014

domingo, 6 de Abril de 2014

A figure a day keeps the shrink away!

No, I'm not posting / painting a figure each day... but this one was painted in one day.

Strelets 1/72 - a Streltsy (Russian version of musketeers, I understood), 17th century.
I like these figures (it's the second I painted), they look very good, unlike many Strelets figures!

Not the best pictures though...