Saturday, 24 September 2011

South American Liberators

Just a quick update at the moment to let you know where I am with this new project.   I am almost ready now for the first batch to be complete ready for mould making and then casting.  With luck these should be ready in time for Warfare in November.

First up, the Army of the Andes wearing their short jackets the Argentines of San Martin wore when they crossed the Andes.   These were the first I did and made these marching with various arm positions to give a little variety in a unit.

 Next we have the first of the royalists wearing the summer dress white short jacket and covered shakos.  Again these all have slight differences, mainly in the position of the musket.
Each side has a flank company man and one infantryman wearing a forage cap together with officer, drummer and ensign figures, only on of these as the battalions only carried one flag each.

Now I am only left with the NCO figures I want to be able to package the command up as a pack of four figures.

Monday, 11 July 2011

New 28mm figure range on the workbench

Ok, so I thought I'd try something new, I'll let you have more information as I progress but I have attached a picture as a sneak preview of the first few figures for my new range, all 28mm.   These are the first few Argentine infantry in the short coat worn by San Martin's Army of the Andes as they crossed into Chile to do battle with the Spanish.  They will be suitable for Chacabuco and Maipo as well as other battles around 1817-1818.

Sorry if the picture is a wee bit small but I'll get some proper ones as the range progresses.

The intention is to create enough figures for each side in the conflict as a starter to enable me to sell these individually with variations to each pose so that I can also package them up.

I have almost finished the first Argentine contingent and will post more pictures as they are completed.  Of course I'll also be doing some flags for these wee chaps to carry as well.

Almost finished, the marching Argentine line infantry below have slightly different poses for a bit of variety on the theme.  I am trying to work on the figures as 'packs', thus the line infantry will be in a pack of eight figures, two of each pose below, the grenadiers will be in a pack of four, as will the command which will probably have an additional fusileer figure.

Now for the command figures and a grenadier, the cazadores wore the same as the centre companies, the grenadiers were differentiated by a red bag hanging down the left side ofg the shako.  Generally each battalion carried only one flag so there is only one colour bearer.

Saturday, 11 June 2011

New castings for Vietnam

 Above are some new castings for the US, a Platoon Commander and Sergeant wityh two infantry, one firing a LAW and one carrying a LAW on his back.
Below are some new NVA figures, all carrying AK-47 except one which is firing an RPG.

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

More Vietnam

The start of the next batch of figures for Parkfield Miniature's 28mm Vietnam War range, first up a couple of command figures, one squad leader and the centre one a Lieutenant holding a map, the one on the right is an infantryman carrying a LAW.  More LAW figures to follow including at least one firing.

Next a few NVA, this time around will include five or six of these chaps including a leader figure.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

New 28mm Vietnam

A quick update.  I have been spending quite a lot of time on some new rules but here are a few shots of some up and coming figures.  This time working on some NVA infantry types as well as US with LAWS, also a US Platoon Leader holding a map.  Hopefully I will also be doing a few figures holding a AN PRC/6 radio.

Thursday, 24 February 2011

New 'Nam stuff

Here are the first of the NVA troops for Vietnam, identifyable as they will be wearing helmets.

Yes, I know, I have cheated and adapted a couple of early figures to make a start on the NVA.