Archive for October, 2010

These are some 28mm plastic infantry from Perry Miniatures which I painted for a friend as part of a wargame army he is building. The army he is making is British from the campaigns in Spain and Portugal, and he wanted it to have a somewhat scruffy, hard-campaigning appearance, yet not entirely in rags. So, I tried to use some restraint in that. I changed the colors of some of the clothes and blanket rolls and added a few patches here and there.

These are the first Perry plastics I’ve seen, and I was really impressed with the sharpness of the detail on the figures as well as the wide variety you can get from the various arms, bodies, heads and backpacks. It’s really fun to work with! My friend wanted the figures based on metal stands, and I think that’s really the way to go if you’re going to do plastics, because the metal base gives each figure enough weight that it won’t blow over with a stiff breeze.

I recently painted a Napoleonic-era Prussian artillery battery and a mounted officer for a friend. All of the figures, I believe, are made by Calpe Miniatures. Figures are individually based, but the bases fit into slots on the larger gun base, and can be removed.