Sunday, 23 June 2013

Orinoco Miniatures British Legion Command.

A revoltingly cold & wet summers day in Blighty allowed me to press on with painting some more figures:

Still got one more ensign to complete, but as he will be carrying a Gran Colombian flag he shouldn't take long to finish. Painting the Union Flag is not a job you can rush.

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Orinoco Miniatures Colonel Thomas Ferrier.

I may be doing both the sculptor & the late Col. Ferrier a grave injustice in interpreting the miniature below as his likeness, but he does fit the bill rather nicely:

This is the first of the Orinoco Miniatures British Legion command set that I've got round to painting, the others are primed up & ready to go on the workbench once I return from work this evening

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Orinoco Miniatures Progress.

Much as I would like to I'm not exactly breaking records in getting the Cazadores Britanicos off the painting table. In my defence though I am working 12 hours a day and then doing paperwork after dinner for an hour or two. Here though is the first completed company base, there is another 3 parts done which hopefully I'll get completed tonight & the command base cleaned up & ready to go.

Friday, 7 June 2013

Orinoco Miniatures 28mm Cazadores Britanicos +++SCOOP+++

I was fortunate enough to receive a parcel from Orinoco Miniatures yesterday containing the first four packs of their nascent range of 28mm miniatures for the South American Wars of Liberation, a period which I have previously delved into through the agency of converted plastic miniatures.

In a rush of justifiable enthusiasm ( hoorah!, no more converting of trousers etc with green stuff) I put brush to pewter yesterday evening and painted up the first member of this estimable corps of men.

Right, down to the nitty gritty. These miniatures match up well in size & stature to Victrix & Perry ( the only direct comparisons I can offer at present) though the rendering of the detail & anatomy is closer to Perry Miniatures in its execution.
The castings themselves are very clean with only a bare minimum of mould lines visible & no defects in any of the four packs received.
Each pack contains six different castings which I won't show here as they are very ably displayed on Orinoco Miniatures own website ( which I would post a link to if I knew how).
A really good start to a range of miniatures which should bring this adjunct to the Napoleonic Wars the recognition & popularity it deserves.