Friday, August 22, 2014

Hello Old friend!

 Last time I posted Napoleonics was in mid march! So quite a few months ago.
Now I'm semi back, and this time it's the 88th, They are from the new FrontRank Reenforcements packs.
Truely amazing figures, I decided to paint just 4 figures, this would be 80 soldiers in the standard 1:20 scale, a good british company, that could often fall down to 60 or even less soldiers.
I also painted them quite diffrenly, I normaly semi block paint, finish the main uniform, then do the details.
This time I finished the top uniform totalt first,so jacket, lace, facings, straps ect. then the face, all 6 layers, and hat then the musket, and finnaly the trousers. I did this just to spice things up, I started to get bored with the 5 layers of trousers and 4 layers of jacket, and then all the small detail, this time I did some big clothing, then some small details, and then back to big clothing.

I also used 3 layers on the shako, I normaly only use one or mabye 2, but this time I went all out, not sure tho, it might look to grey? But mabye it just makes them look more sun bleached?

 This is the genadier company.
 In reality I would have to make 10 companies, but that would be 40 figures. But I think I'll settle for left.
Also to make the unit look more like a 2 rank file I put them very close together to make it as thin as possible, compeard to say the French,
I rearly post pictures of the back, as I do my worst job there(lets admit it, I put in less effort) But I like how the back turned out on theise, it also show the shako highlights better.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

More AOR2 SEALs and gun

So another two figures this time back in PC but with out the fancy NVGs and silencers.

Not much to say, still not 100% happy with the AOR1 and 2 cammo.
But I am happy with the cammo paint on the guns.

And this is my airsoft gun as it looks now, she got a paint job, a SMR rail, EoTECH, PEQ15, grip. Still needs to add a few more things to it. 

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Greenside SEALs

 WOW, 3 posts in 2 days, I'm back baby!
Last post was fast attack SEALs, in plate carriers and helmets, for urban fast missions, these are more long range Greenside, the figures are Force recon marines from Eureka, but I painted them as SEALs in the same AOR2 uniform as the first figs.
The rigs and backpacks are in Olive Drab.

 I used diffrent colors on the guns, some have lighters shades more green, others are more tan.

 This guy stands out, he has AOR2 trousers but AOR1 jacket. I got the idea from watching Lone survivor were some of the SEALs had a mix of dersert and woodland cammo.
 The pack also comes with another fig, but he is in marine cap, and so does not fit in.

Really out of practiced

 Not having painted much for month and a half is not good.
Here are some SEALs in the AOR2(my attempt at AOR2) the AOR2 is alot like MARPATm but with out the brown spots ect. These are the SEAL TEAM 6 figs, with fancy panorama NVGs. Based on the SEALs that killed Bin Ladin. I'm not satesfied with the uniform,
 The figures apear to be useing Crye uniforms, which are the ones SEALs use, the uniform comes in two styles AOR2 as seen here, the "woodland" version, and the AOR1, the desert version, and the one the real SEALs used on that mission.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

I'm still alive!

 Wow, A month and a half since last post!
I'm still alive, first I just didn't feel like painting, then a vacation. I'm now back in Oslo after spending lot of time at my girlfriend, then week and a half in Denmark and Sweden.
I'll get some pictures up of my latest figures tomorrow(battery on the camera was dead)
They are Modern Navy SEALs.

So I'm afraid you'll have to do with some life pictures for now, I know boring.

First up is my half finished Navy SEAL airsoft kit. I still need vest, a p226 pistol, more stuff for the rifle and paint the rifle.

The Uniform is the AOR2, Digital Navy cammo, The rifle is a Tokyo Mauri 416. it got an EOtech sight, PEQ15 laser unit, and a new SMR rail. the rail was a pain in the ass to get on, it was slightly to tight, so spent sevral hours with a fake dremel filing down the aluminum on the gun. I still need a magnifire, Surefire, front grip and silencer.
 I have a 1911 in a kydex holster, but SEALs don't use 1911s, so I need a SIG P226, I got the holster need the gunb.
 Close up of the rifle, both the laser unit and EOtech are airsoft replicas, I plan on getting a real EOtech soon.

 Then the vacation, we are both animal crazy, so in 10 days we visted 7 animal things(zoos ect) It was been a heat wave in Scandinavia since mid July, Norway, Sweden and Denmark has had about 5-8c higher tempratures then normal, and it's lasted for over a month now. The car did not have aircon, so well hot!

Gothernburg, after spending time looking at animals, there was a deluge! First real rain in months.
 Me petting random animals in a safari park.
 Me descussing politics with Danish Lemurs.
Stellar's Sea Eagle. Biggest eagle in the world.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

As promised

 So regular programing has returned. Two WIPs the first one is Dutch foot guards(blue gards) I'm not happy with them, I'm so out of practice, felt they were sloppy done.

The dutch guards should have some lace on their soldiers, but close enough.
I did them in the apropriate red and blue, even tho I was tempted to do them in the William of Orange, yellowish and blue. But by 1704 they almost definatly used the red and blue, abit anoying. while dark blue and red is very cool mix. I wanted to keep the blue dark, so I only used the french foundry triad, I normaly add a even lighter highlight. But wanted them dark so only the triad.

I also wanted the red to be clear and rich, so I did not shade or high light it, only one color of rich red.

This was to make the red and blue contrast as much as possible.

The second WIP that I actualy painted like a month ago now. Is a bravarian unit, I did the first base long ago, and started on the command base, but got so bored, not sure why I've spent like weeks trying to finish it, got so bored I finished the whole of the prince george unit, then didn't paint, left for my girlfriend, and did the first base of the dutch guards. Now I have to finish that command base.

Life update

 So tomorrow I will resume regular programing, but I'll give you a life update.
About two weeks ago I left to stay a long weekend with my girlfriend, he lives two hours away by train, I was plaing on staying from Thursday to Sunday, but stayed a week longer. So only came home this Sunday. The week and a half was spent in the sun, and with puppies.
My girlfiend just got two litters of Siberian Huskies. I was there for the delivery of the first litter, but not the second, so I spent weeks 3-5 with them Now, had not seen the first litter since they were one day old. Now they are bigger and well funnier, my girlfriend worked during the week, So i was puppy guardian.
I also spent a day and a half with the potential inlaws at the cabin, so some pics from that trip.

This is Lyng, a girl from the second litter, my sister is buying a puppy from my girlfriend, and I hope this is the one she gets. As I really like her.
 This is me at the cabin, at midnight, yes midnight, this is far south of the midnight sun, but it still does not get darker then this, and this is a good 3 weeks before the 24th of june, when it will be at it's lightest
 This is orca, his real name is Ymer, but he looks like a killer whale so he is Orca.
 Me with 9 out of  10 puppies
 Sleepy puppies
 Not sleepy puppies
 This is the dad for both litters(I know real man whore) He did not like beeing in a boat, but he is a big pussy, beeing even more afraid of hights then me.
 Oske, he is the biggest in both litters, huge dog, he is only 5 weeks but he is now close to the size of the pentagon.
 Kvasir, all the dogs in the first litter got norse names. Ymer, Kvasir, Oske, Mjøllnir, Såga and Garm.
 This is Issoleie, all the puppies from the second litter got names of plants found in the norwegian mountains. So Issoleie, Krekling, Lyng and Molte.
 This is Mjøllnir, he looks like a pitbull in the nose.
 This is a sleepy version of Såga, the only girl in the first litter, only girl of six!! puppies, so she is kinda butch, having been stued in testostaron for sevral months
 Orange Gunfreak does not smile
 Lyng again, beeing sleepy
 And Orca, he is my favorite, super enegry, never tierd, fun and cool dog.
 The village by the cabin
 Daddy Freke again, much happier not beeing in a boat
And Såga again, she is uniqe only dark grey in both litters.

Regular update tomorrow with first bases of two diffrent regiments for WSS