Tuesday, 17 September 2013

A Cast of Thousands

Well, not quite thousands... yet.
But hundreds... six hundred and forty to be precise.

Yes, I picked up the infantry castings from Griffin Moulds yesterday: boy am I delighted!
Clean castings; they stand up flush on the desk without having to spend hours filing the underside of bases! Remarkable!!

Anyway, here's the lead mountain...

Remember, this is just the first tranche of the project.

And here are a couple of samples I painted of the pre-production castings a couple of weeks ago, just to play around with painting style and colours a little. These are in the colours of a couple of my Pils Holstein regiments.

Right, the game's afoot...


tradgardmastare said...

Your painted chaps look great.
Hope you enjoy the unpacking the cast of thousands/600...

Anonymous said...

Like the painted chaps. Really like the pose, these will look great with your flags. Will form a unique collection.

As for painting, rather you than me!



Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

Kind of makes one feel tingly all over!

Best Regards,


Steve said...

Looking good, can't wait to see the rest.
Cheers, Steve

James Brewerton said...

thats a lorra lorra lead
Peace James

Chris Gregg said...

Great to see the figures at last. They look extremely nice. Do you have a painting schedule to predict how big your armies will grow by when? Will the bases be textured or "old school"?
best wishes

tidders said...

plenty to keep you busy ! like the nicely possed marching men - full of movement

-- Allan

Phil said...

Thanks for all the kind comments, and for your interest in taking time to ask questions... all of which will be answered in the fullness of time.
James - warm up your paint-brush!
Chris G - basing will be textured, and yes I do have a painting schedule which goes way beyond this batch of figures. It's around 6 years till the project will be fully completed. Stage one, which I'll post about soon, is all about getting some game-able balanced forces completed.

Old School ACW said...

My word.

Bedford said...

That's quite a few to paint up then Phil.

The mini's you've painted up do look the business.


Graham C said...

Lovely stuff, classic figures these are going to look awesome.

Phil said...

Thanks for the further comments Greg, Darrell and Graham.
The brushwork is beginning today...

Anonymous said...

Great stuff Phil, really looking forward to seeing the collection evolve.

John B WD3

Chris bump said...

Are those figures commercially available?
They look so much like John Ray's and I'd always thought hisnline was exclusive.