Sunday, 23 February 2014

Orinoco Miniatures Gran Colombian Fusilero.

Instead of buckling down to painting a Spanish flag for the  Imperial Alejandro last night I took the easy way out and painted up another miniature instead.

Really getting into this period again after a brief lay off, its good to be able to get on with painting miniatures rather than having to covert & assemble as I've had to do up till now. Looking forward to seeing what comes next for this range; the wargaming half of my brain says artillery crew would be useful, the painting half says mounted personalities. Have to wait & see.

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Spanish Infantry Command.

As predicted the amount of figures completed in the last few days has dropped back to usual glacial levels as the working week kicked in, but to give myself a little Friday night fillip got these Orinoco Miniatures Spanish Command underway. Not enough time to do the flag, that is tonights task when I finally knock off.

Together with the fusiliers completed last weekend these are starting to build into a nice unit:

Imperial Alejandro based for Fire & Fury.

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Spanish Infantry Update.

Got the first base of these finished late last night despite having a minor eye injury, a consequence of using a chainsaw with my helmet visor up. It has at least forced me to honour the Sabbath so I might get a bit more painting done after lunch. This might be the last opportunity for a while though, last weeks gales have made me a very busy man with at least a months work on top of the usual work load, it is as they say an ill wind that blows no good.
Anyway on to the eye candy:

Took advantage of some rare sunshine to snap these outdoors on my Panion board ( which has since been used for much more far ranging locales), natural light is a lot more forgiving of my rudimentary photographic skills.
P.S. If you want to pinch these pictures for your Orinoco Miniatures blog Mark please feel free.

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Orinoco Miniatures Spanish Infantry.

After a month long post xmas hiatus I've got some enthusiasm back for painting historical miniatures. The spark for this revival, a package of rather excellent stuff from Orinoco Miniatures in Prague.

First off the characteristically slow conveyor belt:

Regimiento Imperial Alejandro, Flank Co.

Back view showing stowage.
Once again more excellent sculpting from Orinoco with only the barest hint of flash on the casting, detail good & sharp and size wise comparable with Perry miniatures. Looking forward to painting the rest of this order as & when time permits.