Thursday, September 12, 2013

Okko - Samurai

This one is another highlight of the range. But a bit too fragile for gaming IMO.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Okko Himself

I took some pictures of the Okko minis that were on my workbench for so long. The painting was done ages ago but I had still to varnish and base them. I will dump the pics in the next few days. The first one is the hero himself. One of the best minis of this range. The only bummer was that the sword tip was broken off and I had to carve a new one. It looks OK but the blade is now a few millimeters shorter.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Confederate Cavalry

Here is the finished unit of the cavalry WIPs I posted earlier this year. The minis are Perry with a few head swaps.

Monday, March 11, 2013

First look at Bac Ninh Miniatures

One of my New Year's resolution this year was to buy more miniatures from small companies and support them. With the help of sculptor Paul Hicks many of this enterprises came up with stunning looking minis and interesting topics. One of the newest is Bac Ninh Miniatures.

Bac Ninh Miniatures chose a very unusual and exotic historical subject. The Boshin War 1868-69. My interest for this Japanes Civil War was recently fueled by movies like the When The Last Sword Is Drawn and the video game Total War: Fall Of The Samurai. I thought that this would make fun miniatures but I didn't have high hopes that somebody would actually make some. So you can imagine how surprised I was when BaNiMi announced their range. I immediately ordered the first release, the Officers and NCOs.

Sculpting and casting is very good. There is a little bit flash and the weapons need to be bend to the right position but I have seen much worse from big manufacturers. They scale up nicely with Perry miniatures so that the ranges can be mixed if wanted. Overall I'm more than satisfied with this first release and will order the next too. If you are interested please check out Bac Ninh Miniatures and support the small miniature conpanies that make our hobby so great!

Here is a snapshot of the Officers and NCOs (Sorry, I had no black ink)

 A comparison between Perry and BaNiMi

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Some Civil War WIPs

How time flies! Once again 3 months have past since my last blog entry. The darkness makes it very hard to paint, using spray varnish in this temperatures is impossible, and taking pictures without proper daylight lamps (which i don't own) is also pointless. Anyway, I wasn't entirely inactive. I was and still am working on my Civil War, Afghanistan, Okko and Napoleonic projects. Many minis are just waiting for the varnish and basing. 

Here are some pics of confederates that are right now on my workbench.

 The guy with the blue pants had the head replaced with a zouave head.

 I'm a big fan of marching poses. That's why I have many of the shooting minis from the original Perry infantry box left and no real use for them. I tried to convert some with the help of the zouave bits and green stuff. I hope they will mix well with the new Perry infantry set.

Some minis that are waiting for spring.