EXERT FROM APPENDIX 1 from Don Featherstone's Battles With Model Soldiers
(The book that got me started.)

"Nothing in these pages is a dictate, no word says you must or you shall do it this way. On the contrary, the book sets out from the very beginning to stimulate the reader to think for himself, and to use what he has read merely as a foundation for efforts and ideas which reflect his own temperament and character. Only in this way will he obtain maximum satisfaction from the hobby of battling with model soldiers."

-Don Featherstone 1918 - 2013

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Duty before Pleasure

OK this was not an onerous duty but while my mind is buzzing about other projects, Huzzah is only a month away and I have troops and terrain to get ready.


Today I did 3 of the Trident figures that I picked up last year at Huzzah. 1 armed woman and 2 more Loyalist rank and file.  I was a little confused at first by the frontierswoman until I realized that instead of a hunting musket with powder horn and ball, she has a military musket and an apron full of cartridges! This picture looked better when it was only an inch big on my phone rather than blown up to twice life size. They still need to be flocked.



Next up I need to finish a dozen Indians that have been 1/2 painted for a year or more so that I can release the Prince August Skraelings which are just right to go with the Scruby 1812 figures but too short and scrawny for the AWI Tridents and Sash & Saber.

16 comments:

  1. Well, I think your result is great!

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    1. Thanks but its the sculpting really, just painting by numbers.

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  2. Nice work there Ross - looking good. I particularly like the apron full of cartridges.

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    1. Thanjs Mr K. What confused me initially was trying to find the intended angle of the separate forearm.

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  3. That's a fine figure of a woman! But seriously, I do like the way she looks and nice work on the 2 soldiers as well. I am kind of partial to green coats (and white trousers).

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    1. The sculpting of these Trident figures is very well done.

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  4. Impressed by Ma Kettle's martial stance and determination to off see them reb yankees...

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    1. You should have seen how spitting mad she was at being made to stand beside those damned loyalists, her being an ardent patriot and no doubt having pushed to have them burned out in the first place.

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  5. They are beautiful, the woman is amazing!

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  6. Simon MacDowall has left a new comment on your post "Duty before Pleasure": Look v good - plenty of character

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    1. My fingers are obviously too clumsy for this tablet, another comment deleted when trying to approve it.

      Trident does nice work both by the sculptor and in the choice and breadth of coverage.

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  7. I agree with the others - this is a very stunning set with the woman - the desperate and wild look of them is great! Thanks for sharing it with us!
    _Peter

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    1. Thanks Peter, I think the wild look is just my back yard :)

      You might enjoy painting some of the Trident figures, the Hessians and some of the civilians and extras in particular might be useful.
      http://www.miniatureservicecenter.com/msc-40mm-trident-home.htm

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