|A random assortment of completed stuff as I scrape for points!|
This is another one of my final-week submissions to Curt's recently-concluded Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge. There is a potpourri of stuff, mostly 10mm, covering a wide assortment of periods. This was basically a "what stuff have I finished but not counted for points yet" post - I intended that each bit be part of a larger submission, but realized that time for the Challenge had run out that other figures would not be finished as part of it. This motley assortment is the result - I hope you enjoy!
10mm WW2 German Panzers
|Late model Panzer IIIs - 10mm castings from Pendraken.|
These 10mm tanks were painted and based as German "test models" for my ambitions to (re)build my collection for the game "Spearhead". They are late-model Panzer IIIs from Pendraken, based on 50mm squares (to represent platoons) and one on a 50mm round (to represent a battalion command element).
|At these smaller scales I try and exaggerate the colours a bit so the contrast pops a little more. |
|Ready to roll out...but they'll need reinforcements first...|
Obviously still a long way to travel on my 10mm WW2 efforts. I went into this edition of the Challenge so sure I would get more of these done...oh well. Next time, right? At least I have some starters to inspire me.
10mm FPW Command
|10mm Prussian Command for Franco-Prussian War - figures from Pendraken.|
In this edition of the AHPC I was able to finish a fair bit of 10mm stuff for the Franco-Prussian War of 1870. These command figures - a senior command base for the Prussians, and a lower-level command for the French - got finished along the way, and I kept intending to add them in with another submission of a larger unit before the end of the Challenge. This "larger unit" part was not going happen before the Challenge ended, so here we are...all figures and the flag are from Pendraken.
|Having a flag on the base helps him stand out a bit on the table...plus flags are more fun.|
The three-figure base, including a standard, will be used to represent a senior commander (i.e. corps command) on the table.
|Have to love those French uniforms from 1870...so lovely...|
This individual French officer will likely lead a brigade, but of course there are all sorts of ways to scale rules up and down...bottom line, he will lead gloriously!
10mm Byzantine Cavalry
|Byzantine heavy cavalry from Magister Millitum - based for "Warmaster Ancients".|
When I love something in this hobby, I tend to paint it in multiple scales...but that doesn't mean I make progress, of course...oh well. This unit of 10mm Byzantine heavy cavalry is comprised of figures from Magister Millitum, and they are based for use with the rules system "Warmaster Ancients".
|These Magister Millitum Byzantines are lovely castings.|
Perhaps in the next edition of the Challenge you will see some of the other figures that came with this impulse purchase back in the day?
28mm Arab Spearman
|Ah, the poor test model, waiting for friends...28mm plastic figure from Gripping Beast.|
I actually did manage to paint up a fair bit of 28mm Byzantine stuff during this edition of the Challenge. While my hope is to use these models to fight Dallas' Normans, I am also thinking of opponents for the Byzantines. That is where this figure comes in - a 28mm plastic figure from Gripping Beast, he is a test model for a unit of Arab Spearmen. The "test model" part happened during this edition of the Challenge, but the "OK, let's paint the rest of the unit" part did not.
Anyway, this variety gives you an idea of the many project percolating in my scattered hobby brain. You may see more of these very shortly, or in the summer, or perhaps during the next Challenge (if Curt proceeds with one again). Whatever happens, I thank you for reading - stay safe!