Monday, July 28, 2014

I'm back !

Many apologies for my long absence !

For the last three weeks I had a holiday and was busier than I thought. Although it was a great, enjoyable and precious time with Mrs Monty and our the family kept me on the run.

So there's a lot of stuff to work off during the next weeks:
- read the new posts on my favourite blogs
- prepare two AARs
- sent some pictures of the few miniatures I finished lately
- ponder about a 100K raffle which might be within arm's reach rather soon

Anyway yesterday I had finally the chance to spend some time with my tin men. So I installed my mavble airbrush cabin on the balcony and prepared figures and paints:
My ersatz-airbrush booth
A couple of friends made me a present of a box of WWI Tommies for my birthday lately and it was time to start painting them. To make things easier I wanted to prime and partly paint them with my reliable airbrush gun.
So after two hours of constant blowing I had about fifty Tommies primed and pre-coloured as well as three Normans and their horses. To be honest such a long airbrushing session is somehow exhausting but it saved me a lot of time I presume...

Monday, July 7, 2014

Monty's Caravan with a new livery !

You might have noticed that I changed the layout of this humble blog slightly. Honestly I've been pondering about the old colour sheme. Finally I found it too dark and too plain. So I experimented with some of the other blogger layout sheme and decided to try this brighter one.

Actually I was thinking about the dynamic layouts as well but didn't dare to make such a large change in one step. At the end I didn't want to mix up the complete blog.

Next I'll have to fix the header. Actually I want a nice picture there but I'm unsure, what to combine...

Please let me know whether you like the new design or not.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Painting Table Saturday - Pretty little horses

As you can imagine the last week was pretty busy. We had to arrange our family business with the new member but all in all it went really well. Fortunately Anna's much more relaxed than here older sister and mother are from time to time. She really takes after her father.

So I was able to spend some time at the painting table. Unfortunately not too much progress. Especially the real project have some delay but nevertheless there are some horses on my workbench to get some progress this weekend:
Probably you recognise them as some of the Perrys' heavy French cavalry mounts. Currently I#m preparing them for another game of our retreat 1812 game. My idea was to base them with exchangeable metal bases which seems to work rather well. But meanwhile I realized that it isn't actually horse which I don't like to paint. It's Napoleonic horses. Everywhere a strap, a ribbon, a piece of braid and other embellishment. It's so time consuming!

Anyway enjoy your weekend !