Wednesday, August 17, 2016

AWI re-basing project - redux..

Crack on, crack on... 

Apologies for the quality of these poor pictures - camera phone - but another 24 bases completed - this time British/Hessians..


Serried ranks of Minifigs wonderful'ness....


From this point forwards we are getting into newer troops that I may have savaged with a paint brush myself - being newer it may be a quicker job to touch up the base rather than complete replacement - we shall see...

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  1. Good progress being made. Always nice to see old troops get refurbished

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    1. Ta Neil - not the most riveting of posts but it's part and parcel of the hobby... and I remember reading in an old Don Featherstone book/Wargamers Newsletter how he'd painted an entire army of Austrians while watching the Olympics - and that was how these got done! :o)

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  2. Lovely to see the Minifigs being tarted up Steve, they have now acquired a true 'collectors'status, I always liked them. Takes me back to my regular visits to Rye Stamp and Hobby Shop in Peckham where Bill Brewer had hundreds of painted examples on display and I used to buy mine.

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    1. Ta Lee... I used to get mine from Southsea Models, but started going to the factory shop once I got my driving licence..... lot of history.... :o)

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    2. PS. Feast your eyes! http://henrys-wargaming.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/minifigs_catalogue_144dpi.pdf

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    3. Steve, that catalogue really brings back memories, I used to love browsing through it. It's staggering the sheer number of ranges and how complete each one is, Lord alone knows how many 25mm Minifigs I must have painted and sold over the years. I certainly did ECW, Napoleonic and ACW, all bought from Bill Brewer in his tiny little SE London shop ..... wish I still had them.

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    4. Then in that case have a look on eBay at this http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/Huge-25MM-MINIFIGS-army-AMERICAN-WAR-OF-INDEPENDENCE-FIGS-collection-AWI-/371704825800?nav=SEARCH

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  3. very good to see the amount of progress which is impressive.

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    1. Ta Paul - a necessary evil... once every 20 years is liveable with though... :o)

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  4. Good to see these veterans given a little R and R (Rebasing and Retouching).

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    1. Matt - thanks... talking of veterans though, loved your Airfix French artillery... I have one of those guns serving the Mahdi at the moment! :o)

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  5. Splendid, they certainly look the part.

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