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Being a modeller for quite a few years now, I decided to explore the endless possibilities that the world (through internet) offers, and come up with a series of ways of building, modelling and painting fast (but not hastily), to create the worlds I was seeing in history books since I was little. . .If you care to join me. . . This is the place to be! And, I promise you to find the way (or ways)!!

Monday, 30 December 2013

Alt Ottingen Troops - Ready

Hi everyone!

This is my newly painted soldiers from the excellent Zvezda Kit (Russian Infantry of Peter the Great). In my last post you have seen the Officer and the Drummer. In this one, you see the whole lot assembled and ready to hold back some Turks. :-)

I hope you like 'em.

Have a great Monday night everyone!

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

W.I.P - Alt Ottingen Officer and Drummer

Hi everyone!

Whilst trying to digest all the goodies I ate today in my mother's house, where all the family was gathered, I thought to share some photos of my newly painted figures.

Below you will see some Austrian allies of the Venetian Republic, that fought against the Ottoman Empire in the early 18th century, during the siege of Corfu.

The figures represent an Officer and a Drummer. Some grass on their bases and they are ready to defend the citadel. :-)

I hope you like them.

Have a Merry Christmas everyone! Keep your beloved ones close to you, cause that's what life is all about. And smile (it makes people nervous)! :-)

Monday, 16 December 2013

W.I.P - Venetian Allies (Jung Ottingen)

Hi everyone! 

Hope you are all well. I apologize for my absence from the blogosphere. 

Even though we are approaching Christmas holidays, which require a lot of our free time for errants, presents, social visits and so on, I have managed in the expense of my friend's Morpheus (God of sleep in Greek mythology) company, to paint some Venetian (Swiss allies to be exact) soldiers, that will guard the citadel of Corfu, during the Turkish raids and siege in 1716-1717 (see previous post).

The pattern of the little soldiers silhouettes on the uniform guides was given to me by my dear friend Aris (the cheeky sod who put me into this turnmoil of colours, uniforms and flags), who got them by the guys that run an excellent blog - Desperta Ferro. You should pay them a visit! :-)

I thank them all (yes, Aris as well), for their invaluable help. :-)

They have not been based yet, but the painting of their uniforms is considered to be finished. 

I hope you liked my men with scarves, stockings and long skirty tunics. :-) A pain to paint, but a pleasure to my eye...

Have a good Monday night everyone!

Monday, 2 December 2013

W.I.P - Soldiers with long tunics, from the 18th Century???

Ok, now we are talking about a major turn in my modelling career. Below, you will see some of my latest acquisitions.

My friend Aris, had found some wargame rules (Forlon Hope Assault of a Fortress in the Era of Gunpowder) and he needed to test them through a game.

What he suggested, was to use some nicely sculpted figures (from Zvezda), which under the correct uniform painting, could be used as Venetians during the Ottoman - Venetian wars of 18th Century.

And, that was it. He said the magic V….n (Venetian) word. That was a stroke under the belt, because as a cheeky sod he is, he knew that the only way to make me stop painting WW2 figures, was to find something that could distract me in an absolute way. Venice and its famous(?) soldatti apparently, was the way. I had a thing about Venice (been there eight times, and one of my dreams was to buy a house there…).

So, I went to my hobby store, and bought a kit of Artillery men, to make some valiant defenders for the siege of Corfu (19 July 1716 - 20 August 1717).

New, flamboyant colours and washes (reds and yellows) were also acquired, resulting in a reaction of disgust from my other colours and washes, for obvious reasons. They felt they were betrayed by their master. I can tell by their indifference towards me (they don’t come out when I try to use them).

I salute thee with a red coloured brush.

Monday, 25 November 2013

Street Barricades

In my last post, you have seen the unpainted street barricades I made by using some Skytrex model accessories and modelling putty.

Below you see them painted and finished.

I hope you like them.

Have a good Monday night everyone.