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Blog - Updated 7.4.11

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Posted on April 7, 2011 at 7:07 PM Comments comments (2)

.........just no time to paint at all!  Am in the middle of a very long, drawn out house move and the brushes and paints are all packed away.  But I am still hoping that my painting days aren't over completely.  Plenty of ideas in my head for projects to paint.  Hopefully once I am settled into my new abode......the walls have been painted etc, then I can get down to some hobby time again.  Those Perry zouaves look very tempting!!!  HB

Happy New Year

Posted on January 13, 2011 at 5:09 AM Comments comments (0)

Happy New Year to you all.  Life and work has been very hectic lately, hence nothing on the site since November!  Hope yopu all had a wonderful Christmas and that you all have a prosperous New Year with lots of painting time.

Not much hobby related in my stocking this Christmas.....the Pawly book on the Red Lancers and the DVD set of the Tv miniseries Pacific.  Both are excellent!

Don't know when my paint brushes will be deployed again, not too many windows on the i...

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Posted on November 22, 2010 at 8:14 PM Comments comments (0)

Just when I thought I had managed to earmark myself a couple of painting sessions this week, it all goes Pete Tong!!!!  My six year old son manages to break his foot and I'll have to take care of the poor wee thing all week now instead of him being at school allowing me some brush time!  Bless him, he was as brave as a little trooper throughout our statutory 3 and a half hour visit to the hospital, not a word of complaint.  It just means a little more time will elapse before th...

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Mameluke Is Missing Something

Posted on November 21, 2010 at 9:37 AM Comments comments (0)

Had a few more small sessions on the Perry mameluke and he just doesn't seem right to me.  I am happy with the colours that I've used and the standard of painting, the sculpt is quite nice.....but still he isn't filling me with boundless enthusiasm!!  I can't put my finger on it but he is definately lacking something.  Maybe when he is actually finished I'll be a bit happier but it is a strange feeling looking at him and thinking that he just isn't sparking.  I will persev...

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Must Have!!!

Posted on November 15, 2010 at 8:32 PM Comments comments (0)

Every now and again I see a figure and get an instant "must have"  moment.  This is the latest figure to catch my eye.

A beautiful looking Darksword Miniatures sculpt by Tom Meier and wonderfully painted by Jen Haley.  The flesh tones are jus...

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Perry Mameluke Started

Posted on November 12, 2010 at 4:47 AM Comments comments (2)

I have made a little start on the mameluke that comes with the mounted Napoleon group by Perry Miniatures.  I added a moustache to the figure and intend to paint him up as a member of the Guard and not one of Napoleons aides.  One of their better castings actually and a chance to go a little mad with colours.  I am in two minds as to whether to put any fancy freehand embroidery on the uniform, quite a few of my references show black designs on their tunics.  I'll wait and ...

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Posted on October 29, 2010 at 4:58 PM Comments comments (2)

It's been a while but finally managed some painting time, then photography time and computer time!  A rare run of hobby related activity.

Now the General Colbert figure, I really enjoyed painting him but am I glad that I decided to practice on a few other figures before I tackled him?!  Quite a tough sculpt, lots of detail but a few flaws aswell.  The chinstrap and face let the figure down a bit....he could so easily have been a real classic figure in the same vein as the...

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Perry General Colbert

Posted on October 19, 2010 at 5:07 AM Comments comments (0)

I have managed to get a real painting session on the Perry Colbert figure and hpefully another good session or two later this week or next week will see him finished. Now he is proving to be a major challenge...the usual Perry problem with rough casting which makes some of the detail hard to pick out.  He has a HUGE chinstrap which very nearly ruins the whole figure but I think he just gets away with it, I think.  He is otherwese a really nice dynamically posed piece and despite the...

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Posted on October 13, 2010 at 3:49 PM Comments comments (2)

.......when parcels arrive?!  Yesterday the book I ordered for my own Christmas present arrived  and I managed a sneaky flick through it before Mrs Hussarbob could confiscate it!  I'd forgotten how interesting and comprehensive it was, so I am already very happy with my Christmas present!

Today another large parcel arrived and it turned out to be Kevin Dallimores new book!  Luckily, part of the deal when I agreed to paint something was that I get a free copy. I had n...

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Posted on October 11, 2010 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

It really does come earlier every year.....or is it just another age thing that I am no longer immune to?!

So I have done my usual trawling through Amazon to find a book to buy myself and then dutifully hand over to be wrapped and given back to me on Christmas morn.  This year I have gone for Pawly's Red Lancers tome.  I have had the book in my hands a few times and always decided not to get it but as there is nothing else catching my eye this year (well within price region an...

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