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Saturday, 4 August 2018

Off the Workbench - Mike W, 04/08/18

What's Off the Workbench today, Saturday  04/08/2018?

Its been a long time coming this latest 'Off the Workbench' post, as ever I have excuses - busy at work and latest I've been scrambling last couple of weeks to put on the first two Texas Revolution games. All major time drains, that eat into painting and modelling time.

But I have kept busy on the paining side of things with a wide range of items churned out in the last few weeks - but not so many pictures to show for it. 

I finished the 28mm Warlord Games Janissaries, re-basing the musketeers, after a rethink on how the units would operate on the tabletop,  I have gone for a composite Regiment of Musketeers and Swordsmen. Pleased with the way that these have come out and would certainly consider getting more to bulk out my fledgling Ottoman Army.

28mm Warlord Janissaries

Azab Musketeers
Azab Archers
Similarly I have now completed 5 bases of plastic musketeers, converted as before from Gripping Beast Arabs, with a sixth base nearing completion - albeit that I have run out of figures temporarily and will have to get some more to complete this unit and the Archer unit of Azabs that now stands at 3 bases.

28mm Hinchcliff Sipahis
Finally on the Ottoman side of things I acquired some Hinchcliff 28mm Ottomans and ave painted up the first six of these to represent a unit of Ottoman Sipahis. These figures are from eBay and there were 25 in the lot so more units to come.

Away from the Ottomans I also completed a unit of Kentucky Volunteers for the latest Texas Revolution game - will need to wait until that completed to get a photo out on these guys, believe it was about 18 figures painted to represent the The Newport Kentucky Rifle Company, ​lead by Colonel Edward Burleson. These had all dark blue uniforms with white trim, dark blue peaked caps and a fetching white flag with 'Lady Liberty' on it.

Polish Winged Hussars
Also got the Polish Winged Hussars finished...

The final items that I completed were another half dozen or so Norman foot soldiers to join their comrades, waiting for a chance to re-fight 1066 and all that!

What's On the Workbench today,

Trimming Pile
Currently I am just trimming and filing 12 x Hinchcliff 28mm Ottoman Sipahis, I'll make this into two more units for the Ottoman Army. Some minor conversion work - adding a trumpet to one figure and hopefully a sword to another will provide a clear musician and officer figure.

The unfortunate French Musketeer duo are still languishing on the workbench - just can't get the enthusiasm together to get these fellows done.
28mm Polish Cossack Officer

Almost finished, bar 'dipping' and basing is the commander for the Polish Cossack unit, made fro Gripping Beast Ara Light Cavalry plastics set. And yes it seems it wasn't just the Winged Hussars that had wings in the Polish army at this time, seems they were a more general  indication of rank than previously thought.

There's also a 28mm Reiver Castings mounted General to be painted....