Thursday, December 11, 2014

Finished Austrian Artillery

The Battery

I finished off the Austrian battery during a spare hour.  It's a simple paintjob, but it does the business.  The guns were painted by Krisztian Takacs. 
Look over there!

Now that these fellas are done, I only have to sort out the horse artillery to have the artillery arm completely finished. 

Gun crew number 1

If we're going to play some Overlord games, I may need to recruit some more.  But for the time being, these are plenty.  I have the remainder of the set laid away. The basing was done in the usual style and while it does put brown with brown, it looks rather better when placed with other figures. 

Class Photo

Because I use figures from a variety of sources,  I keep to one house style for basing which I find ties disparate figures together regardless of manufacturer or painting style. 

Class Photo Number Two

Things are pretty busy here between assignments due, work and Christmas, but Mrs. Kinch is doing her best Elizabeth Montgomery impression and things are firmly in hand. To be honest, I can't wait until the 19th when school closes for a glorious two weeks.  I have been able to take some leave for that period, so Mrs. Kinch and I should be work and school free for a couple of days. It's going to be heavenly

Mrs. Kinch's best helper - plum tuckered out after a hard evenings wrapping. 


  1. Your Austrian artillerymen look quite fine!

    Enjoy your well-deserved few days of R&R.

    Happy Holidays!

  2. Fine gunners indeed.

    I almost strained my brain before I managed to recall who EM was and how she was relevant but then I was only a young lad with a small b&w tv back then.

    I wish you much joy over the holidays.

    1. Well I suppose RTEs programming leaned fairly heavily on old US repeats - I must admit to a "strong weakness" for EM as a youth.

  3. Delightful gunners and cannon,although I'm partial to the cat asleep in the midst of things.

    Best Regards,


    1. Thanks Stokes. I'm rather partial to the cat too.