Wednesday, 4 January 2012

The best laid plans of mice and men.................

Well, 2011 was a massive year for painting for me.  I completed 5 very large commissions (over 2,000 figures in total) as well as painting quite a bit for me.  One of my regular clients (who I am completing some work for as we speak ) reckons I am getting better!  Seeing as I am charging him the same he is getting some value there.

The pictures arent very good, with very poor lighting but I think you get the drift.

 Naples Chasseur trumpeter now in Texas.
 Naples general
 Front Rank Polish fusilieer - an experiment really to see if I could still paint the Foundry way.
 French light infantry for a client
 6 x 36 battalions of them!
 Same client's Russians.
One thing that is going really well, and I hope to have painted figures up soon, are my Poles that Paul Hicks has sculpted for me. These should be available for sale Mid Feb as I want some painted for me first!  A reminder of what they look like:

And on a final note this wargaming malarkey is rather contagious isnt it?  From not being interested at all four or five of us (inlcuding Ken, Simon - Big Red Bat - Miller, Will "The Belgian" ) are planning a quasi refight of Borodino at Chez Blaireau end of March. So, if you live near Edwalton in Nottingham pop along and throw some dice!  If you are competitive, tee-total and gamesy however the offer is withdrawn as there will drinking, eating, cigar chomping, cat spoiling (my cat has Ken trained to open doors at her whim) as well as some very bad jokes.


  1. I am really looking forward to hearing about your gaming experiences.


  2. Love those French lights - superb..... looking forward to the report - wish I could be there....!

  3. You have been busy! Some great figs there and the polish look cool

  4. Very nice Roger, especially the fusileer.

    A battalion of Young Guard arrived from the depot today, and I'm expecting my third battalion of Guard Chasseurs to march in, tomorrow.

    Cheers, Simon

  5. Very very nice painting and the Poles should look fantastic.

  6. Some really nice looking figures, Love the Russian Generals!

  7. Lovely stuff Roger. Sounds like you've had a very busy year. Of course the most depressing part of 2011 was PureNoir going bust... :(

    Best wishes


  8. All round excellent Roger,
    May end up buying some of yer Poles off you at some point.

  9. Thank you all.

    Giles, I managed to get 2 cases of NZ Pinot Noir that gave me a warm feeling over x mas at half price. Its quite nice drinking £30 bottles of wine as a quaffing wine!

  10. Hmmm, Kiwi plonk eh? Pity its just a bit further than down the road as it sounds like fun and I'd bring a bottle or two of Aussie Jacob's Creek Pinot Noir that has it all over most of that Kiwi vin (very) ordinaire! (And have you tried any of our Margaret River reds?) One thing I'll give the Kiwi stuff - its cheap!

    Seriously though - good to hear about progress with the Poles - drop us an email about pricing etc and I'll organise some buyers here. Look forward to seeing them painted up to the high standard of the FR one you've posted above!

    Happy New Year to you - look foward also to seeing your post on the game with BRB and Will.