Antietam 1862.Burial of Union soldiers.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Scottish Archers

Scottish archers were drawn from the Borders and southern Scotland,
and those of Selkirk Forest were justly famed for their prowess with the longbow.
The did not,however,match the English archers in numbers,nor were they employed
with the same tactical skill in battle.Nevertheless,by the 15th century they were being recruited
by the French in large numbers,in an attempt to counter the dominance of the English longbowmen.
Highlanders,from the wild West Highlands,are known to have used the bow,though we
have no evidence that they were present in the army of 1388 in significant numbers.


Here a couple of pics were they are supporting The Earl of Moray.
It's only now that I noticed the flag is upside down! Damned! :(

Not the best pics,I know,but hope you enjoy... 
I'm currently working on my next schiltron,The Earl of March (finally!) although I might finish a unit of Highlanders first.

kind regards,

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Taking on the Wizard... head on

I've been asked by my wife her parents to paint a stone statue which they want to use as decoration in their garden.The tree you see is all handmade by her stepfather (a real handyman!) using an old drainage pipe and cement.It also has an automatic lightswitch.


My son in the background training his paintingskills!
About time he's going to help me out :D

The statue still looks abit shiny to me from the gloss varnish.Might need to matt it down abit.
Hope you enjoy but now I really want to get back to my 28mm's!
I hope I still can paint my mini's!This statue is huge compared to what I normally paint.
The amount of details & the scale... It will be a serious adjustment.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Still alive,just not kicking...

Hey guys,

just to let you know,I'm still alive.
I have been really busy,unfortunatly not with painting miniatures.
I had my hands full breaking out the old kitchen and then start back from scratch.
New electricity,a new floor,new window & doors,etc...
A rather tight scedule too (I started a little late,the floor was only 2 days in place when they came to install the new kitchen...)


As you can see I still had to do the floor at the door and leading up to the living room.
I still need to paint (did I mention I hate painting? ;D) the walls and ceiling and then add tiles against the wall above the cookstove(?).These are plans for October/November.I've had it for now :D.
So,when this is all done we can finally start decorating the place.
As a reward for myself I took a trip to Waterloo Battlefield.Pictures will be on my next post.
Greetz Kukke.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Fallschirmjagers with PaK 40 Anti-tank gun

The 7.5 cm PaK 40 (7.5 cm Panzerabwehrkanone 40) was a German 7.5 centimetre anti-tank gun developed in 1939-1941 by Rheinmetall and used during the Second World War.The PaK 40 formed the backbone of German anti-tank guns for the latter part of World War II, and was used in most war theatres.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Dunlending Warriors

Finally,after an intensive search on the internet I got my hands on a box for only 24 euro ( £20,25).
I think this is a good price.I came across much more expensive boxes on my search (£55!?).
Directly from Games Workshop it would have cost me  53,75 euro (£45) for exactly the same figures (no more,no less...)
There are 10 metal figures.The only minor point is that there is no Standard bearer in the box.
Maybe eBay or so...we'll see.
Anyway,I'm really happy with this box.I wanted  these quite some time now and I think I got a good deal here.
Sculpted by the Perry brothers.

Monday, April 15, 2013

French Foot Artillery firing 6-pounder

The first stand of a series of 4 which will make the 20th Coy of the 6th Foot Artillery Regiment at Waterloo which  was  part of the "Grand Battery".
I'll make 3 stands with a 6-pounder gun and 1 stand with a 5.5-howitzer.