Friday, September 28, 2012

WIP - Foot Artillery Battery

Two months ago I went and ordered the cannons to complete my French 6lb Foot Artillery Battery, so I received the Perry 6lb loading, in greatcoats, and the 5.5 howitzer firing. I really am not to keen on the Perry Guns; I will replace them with Elites or Front rank ones, but I will use them now until I replace them.

Just have to flock the greatcoats base and half way done on the howitzer crew. And I will be complete, Have a game the second Saturday in December I am getting ready for.

I tend to bounce between projects, I find I don't get bored or burned out painting the same thing all over again...after all it a hobby to provide me enjoyment and it does keep my stress down.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Movement Trays & Storage

I have often seen other blogs and site where players have their minis in trays, so I am storing my figures in the ArtBin Super Satchel™ 1-Compartment 6955AB. these are very nice boxes, I know when I start on my lancers I will have to get the deep box, but the nice thing they stack well and look good for the wife.

Inside the box, the infantry stands would shift while I jumbled the box and I wanted the stands and units to remain intact as a Battalion unit. Thus I made some movement trays.

I took 1/8 inch basswood sheets cut to size of the unit, then I glue a 1/4 boarder around the base, I then sprayed it hunter green and it was as simple as that.

The units stack nice inside the boxes, but I do have to keep an eye on flag pole height. I do store my battalions in line formation and place my Perry loose Voltigeurs whom I have base individuality in a battalion in column base