Thursday, July 5, 2012

Citadel Clerics, Vicious Voltiguers, and Tiny Tables


I've painted a five more old Citadel Clerics.    It's amazing how much easier larger 28m fantasy models are to paint than Napoleonics.   The one below is reading the adventures of Saint Attila.

O LORD!, bless this Thy hand grenade that with it Thou mayest blow Thine enemies to tiny bits, in Thy mercy. And the Lord did grin and the people did feast upon the lambs and sloths and carp and anchovies and orangutans and breakfast cereals, and fruit bats and large chu...

Speaking of Nappies, here are six French Voltiguers.  I bought them used and painted over previous work.  I love used minis, no priming.  I think they are Front Rank Figurines, but I'm not sure as every Front Rank Colpack wearing model I've seen have longer plumes and not tiny little pom poms.

They are based on little home-made magnet movement trays, so they can be removed for skirmish games.  Two of them are missing their muskets.  I'll have to find some.  Their open hands make me want to glue incorrect objects in them.  Perhaps I'll make them pull rickshaws or a chariot.

Here's another little table for a future zombie game, for when zombies attack a miniature wargame convention.  It's the first table not copied from an Enfilade 2012 game; I saw it on the Camino Real Wargamers Yahoo site; and it looked easy to recreate, but as you can see it turned out more like boring poop.

Zombies aren't particularly concerned with my unimaginative terrain. 
Here's another non-Enfilade table, just an imaginary section of castle wall with woods encroaching dangerously so.  There's no legs, because table leg production is dull work and my quality control on table leg length is terrible.  I will mass produce table legs, when I have enough table tops to make it worth my effort.  Next Enfilades table I plan on plagiarizing are Chris Craft's Vietnam game and Lloyd Bowler's Viking Run.

I'm almost finished with a box of Perry Plastic Prussians painted as Lutzow's Freikorps.  They only need some highlighting, touch-ups, basing, and a clear coat.



  1. You've been very busy - in your retirement; which begs the question of, "Where are you now?" Anyway, great stuff as always and your mini-Enfilade! project is a hit. Best, Dean

  2. Dean,

    I'm driving to Albuquerque in less than a week as I finally have a reporting date. Temporary bachelorhoodlike status should be good for painting.

  3. Sweet lots of great stuff going on. I dug out an old Necromunda figure that I painted over ten years ago and it surprised me home much bigger he was in comparison to all my other figures even though he was crouching he almost the same height as some figures!