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Title: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 01 May 2012, 11:55:13 PM
http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809.html

I’ve just started to blog my 10mm 1809 project.
So far, I’ve posted orders of battle for Essling and have detailed April of an 1809 calendar. It’s made in Flash, which I have spent the last couple of months teaching myself. Sorry if it’s unusual – but it did mean I could animate Napoleon’s autograph on the homepage!

Good to hear from friends of 1809.

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Ferb on 02 May 2012, 12:24:02 AM
That's an impressive website.

Ferb


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 02 May 2012, 01:05:24 AM
Thanks, Ferb, and good luck with your 10mm Maurice project!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Hertsblue on 02 May 2012, 09:14:39 AM
Great Blog, Michael. Highly professional.  =D>


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: kustenjaeger on 02 May 2012, 09:18:02 AM
Greetings

Indeed a great site.  I've been toying with how to set up my planned 1809 setup - not nearly as grand as yours though - and this is really useful. 

Regards

Edward


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 02 May 2012, 10:01:03 AM
Superb site! Jaw droppingly good!   :o WOW!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Ben Waterhouse on 02 May 2012, 12:45:40 PM
Wow, fantastic design skills.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Nosher on 02 May 2012, 02:43:29 PM
Is it even possible to have Blog-envy :-&


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Steve J on 02 May 2012, 04:16:46 PM
Very nice indeed 8). Shame I'm not into Napoleonics.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: seano1815 on 02 May 2012, 10:07:43 PM
WOW great looking blog looks very professional, thanks for posting


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: nikharwood on 02 May 2012, 10:13:48 PM
Excellent site Michael - really nicely done  8)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: seano1815 on 04 May 2012, 09:36:12 PM
Wow... brilliant site (jealous who me never) figures look great


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Blaker on 05 May 2012, 05:59:26 AM
Site looks Great Michael!!  =D>


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: wargamesbob on 05 May 2012, 09:15:20 PM
Wow...excellent looking blog. I'll definitely be following this one. Great brushwork too.

Bob


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Le Manchou on 05 May 2012, 09:27:48 PM
Very inspiring!I will also be following it!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 08 May 2012, 03:13:46 PM
Thanks to all who took the time to post and for all the much appreciated kind comments – definitely a boost to morale!

I’ve added new notes to the Essling orders of battle and posted plans for my Essling tabletop.

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 04 June 2012, 04:40:03 PM
I have included comparison pics of some Pendraken 1809 figures side by side with their Old Glory 10mm counterparts – posts 23 and 24.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Leon on 04 June 2012, 06:20:58 PM
Looking good there, not too far off in terms of height it seems. 

I must say I really like the format/layout of your site, it's a refreshing change from the standard blog layouts normally seen.

 8)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 04 July 2012, 05:00:07 PM
I must say I really like the format/layout of your site, it's a refreshing change from the standard blog layouts normally seen.
Cheers, Leon!

June posts up on the blog – Austrian infantry and French line artillery painted.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: robert on 04 July 2012, 09:08:18 PM
VERY impressive Michael - an inspiration - thank you


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Hertsblue on 05 July 2012, 09:11:27 AM
A well-written and entertaining account, Michael. I admire your single-mindedness. And your comments on various coloured undercoats are most interesting.  :-bd


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 05 July 2012, 09:20:11 AM
It's still looking amazing, 8)  if I had half the talent...   :'(


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 18 July 2012, 02:28:47 AM
First of the July posts up on the blog - Post 37 deals with figure bases for the 1809 project.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 01 August 2012, 10:31:05 PM
Post 38: a couple of Old Glory 10mm Austrian generals – with a wee Pendraken styley.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Leon on 02 August 2012, 02:00:49 AM
We should have our Austrian command ready for the September releases hopefully.

 8)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 06 September 2012, 01:52:58 PM
The summer campaign comes to an end with Pendraken and Magister Militum
comparison pic, UK 10mm figure prices compared, and painted Pendraken French hussar – posts 39-42.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Hertsblue on 07 September 2012, 08:58:11 AM
Great stuff, as usual, Michael.  :-bd

May I make a suggestion? Enter the link to your blog into the signature space at the bottom of your posts. That way we don't have to trog back to the beginning of the thread to find it each time.  :)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 07 September 2012, 12:16:27 PM
May I make a suggestion? Enter the link to your blog into the signature space at the bottom of your posts. That way we don't have to trog back to the beginning of the thread to find it each time.

No more trogging!  :-bd  Thanks for that!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 16 September 2012, 02:18:15 PM
Posts 43-46: Autumn is off to a 10mm modelling start with adventures with Pendraken figures and green stuff.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 16 September 2012, 02:25:45 PM
Now that ADC would be really useful for FOG:N - Leon?


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 16 September 2012, 07:17:22 PM
LOVELY stuff Michael. =D> =D>
Must say I totally agree with Leon about the layout of the site too !....Wonderful !
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 28 September 2012, 10:00:57 PM
LOVELY stuff Michael. Must say I totally agree with Leon about the layout of the site too !....Wonderful !
Cheers - Phil.

Cheers, Phil!
No new posts to report but the Blog now has all new page banners 8) !


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Gennorm on 30 September 2012, 10:07:24 PM
Just seen it - inspirational. :-bd


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 06 October 2012, 01:34:48 AM
Just seen it - inspirational.

Cheers, Gennorm!

Post 47 has some painted 1809 Austrian line command.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Blaxkleric on 06 October 2012, 11:59:12 AM
Absolutely awesome blog...  :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd

Are those really buttons you've painted on some of those 10mm  :o

Blaxkleric
http://fantorical.blogspot.co.uk/


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 07 October 2012, 09:38:19 PM

Are those really buttons you've painted on some of those 10mm


The original master's buttons would have been pin pricks in the putty. These are just painted around. They can be filled with a button colour first - I've used gold for officers - but usually dark brown because it contrasts better with jacket colours.

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 17 October 2012, 03:21:51 PM
Some painted Austrian and Hungarian foot command up on latest posts (47 & 48).


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 17 October 2012, 04:02:14 PM
I spotted this the other day as I was looking for 'blog inspiration'
 8) ubber cool!
To blog or not to blog...


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Leon on 17 October 2012, 04:10:06 PM
Some nice conversions there, especially the despatch rider.

You should have emailed me about those hussars with the pitting, we could have replaced them for you.

 8)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 18 October 2012, 11:03:07 AM
You should have emailed me about those hussars with the pitting, we could have replaced them for you.

I know you would have because you and Dave provide such a great service. But I'd rather you were busy with new orders, upping the value of your market share, and keeping down the price of my next order!  :D  Filling is just a niggle, it isn't a massive problem. Not the kind of sculpting I've had to do with another company's resin buildings...  :(


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Leon on 18 October 2012, 01:33:50 PM
I know you would have because you and Dave provide such a great service. But I'd rather you were busy with new orders, upping the value of your market share, and keeping down the price of my next order!  :D  Filling is just a niggle, it isn't a massive problem. Not the kind of sculpting I've had to do with another company's resin buildings...  :(

 8)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 22 October 2012, 05:51:36 PM
ubber cool!

Thanks Lemmey, that's ubber nice of you!

- A couple of Austrian officers up on Post 49.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 22 October 2012, 06:12:24 PM
Nice again!
 :D


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 30 October 2012, 07:14:45 PM
Post 50 (a milestone on the road to Wagram, perhaps!): I've had a go at painting my 1809 French ADC conversion.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Hertsblue on 31 October 2012, 10:39:08 AM
Nice little conversion, Michael. Do your rules make specific reference to a.d.c s? Otherwise it seems a lot of trouble to go to for a relatively minor functionary.  :-\


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 31 October 2012, 11:37:43 AM
Nice little conversion, Michael. Do your rules make specific reference to a.d.c s? Otherwise it seems a lot of trouble to go to for a relatively minor functionary.  :-\

Ray, My plan is definitely to make ADC figures repay the work done to create them! I like the way TwoFatLardies use figure tokens to represent communication across the battlefield. I hope to do something similar in my 1809 games. Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Ben Waterhouse on 07 November 2012, 11:32:14 AM
Still as stunning as ever, we await the next episode with baited breath.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 09 November 2012, 03:44:44 PM
Still as stunning as ever, we await the next episode with baited breath.

I've painted up some TimeCast 10mm buildings, converting some plastic N scale buildings to add to the village, got some converted elite company chasseurs à cheval nearly painted, and some Austrian flags Photoshopped but not printed. But requests can be taken for the next episode!  :)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 16 November 2012, 12:48:35 PM
Up on the Blog now:

Post 51: A try at producing some 10mm Austrian flags.
Post 52: Some 10mm Redline samples shoulder to shoulder with their Pendraken counterparts.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 16 November 2012, 12:53:02 PM
Love the ADC conversion! :D


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 16 November 2012, 01:15:38 PM
Awesome !
Take a bow Michael.
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Hertsblue on 16 November 2012, 11:42:59 PM
Excellent flags, Michael. Your printer must be a great deal better than my little 600 DPI Samsung laser.  :(


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 20 November 2012, 02:06:01 AM
Excellent flags, Michael. Your printer must be a great deal better than my little 600 DPI Samsung laser.

Ray, The flags were drawn at 300dpi. I'd like to try increasing the dpi of the drawn images but probably to no more than 600dpi. There are so many pitfalls, though. Like needing better (thicker) quality paper to produce better results that would make 10mm flags look too stiff.  Also, making sure the printer prints all your drawn pixels and doesn't squeeze lines of pixels out of the image.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 20 November 2012, 02:08:57 AM
Post 53 is up on the Blog: a bit of fun posting my first painted TimeCast building.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 20 November 2012, 07:02:26 AM
Terrific ! :-bd

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 20 November 2012, 08:59:50 AM
Nice job on the building!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 22 November 2012, 03:07:39 AM
A couple more TimeCast buildings up on Post 54.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 22 November 2012, 06:45:10 AM
SHOW OFF !!  ;) ;D
Great stuff again Michael !
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 22 November 2012, 08:21:05 AM
They are some of their best buildings, which really benefit from your great painting!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Hertsblue on 22 November 2012, 08:32:59 AM
Very neat and tidy, Michael, which is the essence of building painting.  :-bd


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Ben Waterhouse on 22 November 2012, 06:36:39 PM
Timecast really do look good.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 26 November 2012, 05:49:48 PM
Thank you, gentlemen!

Post 55: Look at my extension!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Leon on 26 November 2012, 06:34:40 PM
Thank you, gentlemen!

Post 55: Look at my extension!

 :-bd


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Hertsblue on 27 November 2012, 08:52:07 AM
Brilliant idea, Michael. I never knew such a thing existed.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: FierceKitty on 27 November 2012, 09:10:13 AM
Thank you, gentlemen!

Post 55: Look at my extension!
In polite society, a gentleman does not invite other gentlemen to look at his extension!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 27 November 2012, 09:46:39 AM
Excellent ! :-bd
I've been looking for the 'correct' name (Instant Mould) of that stuff for ages.
Saves wasting time mixing overlarge quantities of silicon rubber.....(Which is why I avoid using that.)
Dental 'wax', is a pain for the size of 'bits' I want to use it for.....And some weird waxy stuff, that I blagged from our equine vet doesn't work too well either.

I'll certainly be investing in a pack of Instant mould fairly soon.
Thanks Michael !
(BTW....Am I missing something on the blog that means I can go directly to the page you mention...rather than clicking through every page ? Mind you...It doesn't take long to do that... ;))

Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: barbarian on 27 November 2012, 12:34:53 PM
A speed comment on spray can :

Montana Nitro 2G has a limited range of color but is extremely matt and has a "new" valve which consents to be precise.

And they cost less than 5 euros for 500 ml !!!!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 27 November 2012, 01:51:34 PM
I'll certainly be investing in a pack of Instant mould fairly soon.
Thanks Michael !

Don't forget to Google the American spelling 'mold', though :) . You'll find tips on keeping the stuff warm to avoid water and air messing up the mould and, although not recommended for the product, using resin but in layers to avoid melting the mould. Have fun! Look forward to seeing the results!

(BTW....Am I missing something on the blog that means I can go directly to the page you mention...rather than clicking through every page ? Mind you...It doesn't take long to do that... ;))

My original apology in the OP was because I chose to use Flash for my Blog. A Flash file is a frame-based movie. The pages you see are frames that I code to stop and start. When you see animation, the movie is playing through a number of frames. This all means that any external link would have to end up at a specific frame within the movie. This can be achieved but my experiments showed that it only worked with some browsers and only after more time-consuming work. It is frustrating and I do apologise again. However, I believe that providing links that won't work in some browsers would be even more frustrating for some folks, so I just had to let that one go and put my time into doing other (hopefully wargames) stuff :D . However, another solution might surface! Meanwhile, keep hitting the Advance Posts button :D ! You might have noticed from the web address field of your browser that the blog and the intro are now on two separate html pages to improve loading times. You can skip the intro by bookmarking http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blog.html. I haven't recommended this because I might change this page name as the Blog gets bigger and feel compelled to use multiple movie files :o ! Now that's a nightmare of reorganisation waiting to happen!

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 27 November 2012, 01:59:25 PM
A speed comment on spray can :

Montana Nitro 2G has a limited range of color but is extremely matt and has a "new" valve which consents to be precise.

And they cost less than 5 euros for 500 ml !!!!

Thanks for that. Yes, the colour range so far is very limited. But there is black for those who like it! I'll keep an eye on the range for new colours!

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 05 December 2012, 01:44:10 PM
It's 10mm but it's looking like a pigsty!

see Post 56 - just click on the 'Winter Quarters ~13' button


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Ben Waterhouse on 05 December 2012, 08:49:21 PM
Love it; so, any pigs on the painting table?


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Rob on 05 December 2012, 10:17:12 PM
Michael,

I am so impressed with your blog. It must be one of the best ever in the wargaming arena. You are also relentless in updating it. Absolutely brilliant.

Cheers Rob  :)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 06 December 2012, 12:51:35 AM
I am so impressed with your blog. It must be one of the best ever in the wargaming arena. You are also relentless in updating it. Absolutely brilliant.

Cheers, Rob! That's really good to hear!

Love it; so, any pigs on the painting table?

Ben, If I can keep the scavenging troops off them I'm sure some piggies will find their way to the painting table soon. At least I have a home for them when they do materialise.

Meanwhile, another building - this time plastic: Post 57

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 06 December 2012, 06:39:56 AM
This blog gets better and better! GREAT work fella!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Hertsblue on 06 December 2012, 08:45:55 AM
Agree with you completely about the small touches that bring a landscape alive. Whilst conceding that we're not trying to build diorama-quality terrain, the odd period detail does a lot to add to the ambiance of a battle.

Nice work.  8)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 07 December 2012, 08:39:45 PM
Post 58: Another post, another building. This time, a Kibri rebuild.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: barbarian on 08 December 2012, 11:14:22 AM
You should make a loading bar cause when I click on the sections (winter, spring...), it's strange to wait without any indication that I have clicked something.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 08 December 2012, 02:18:07 PM
Post 58: Another post, another building. This time, a Kibri rebuild.

Looks wonderful !
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Hertsblue on 11 December 2012, 09:06:02 AM
Post 58: Another post, another building. This time, a Kibri rebuild.

Up to your usual immaculate standard, Michael. It's amazing what you can do with a bit of skill and ingenuity.  :-bd


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 20 December 2012, 08:49:35 PM
A note about my terrain tiles and a start at organising the Aspern-Essling baseboard: Posts 59 and 60.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 20 December 2012, 10:40:06 PM
Love that terrain!  8)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Hertsblue on 21 December 2012, 08:46:32 AM
A very handsome set of terrain tiles. But it always seems to me a wargaming paradox that the more realistic the terrain the less suitable it becomes to stand figures on.  :(


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 21 December 2012, 11:32:08 AM
A very handsome set of terrain tiles. But it always seems to me a wargaming paradox that the more realistic the terrain the less suitable it becomes to stand figures on.  :(

That is so unfortunately true. I still haven't thrown away my Subbuteo pitches! ;D


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 21 December 2012, 11:54:33 AM
Excellent once again Michael !

Subbuteo ?........
Oh... the happy hours I used to spend playing that in my 'yoof' :)
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 21 December 2012, 07:15:53 PM
Subbuteo ?........
Oh... the happy hours I used to spend playing that in my 'yoof' :)

And weren't you tempted to turn the pitch over and play soldiers on the other side? :)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 21 December 2012, 07:40:46 PM
No Michael. ;D ;D ;D ;D

The little plastic Airfix soldiers were used outside in tiny trenches dug out of the so called 'flower beds' in the garden..... while Osgood and Hutchinson weaved their way through whichever defenders were in the way, and smacked the ball into the net on the pitch. ;)  ;D ;D ;D

Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 21 December 2012, 09:21:01 PM
Turned-over Subbuteo pitches were an easy way to convert a drab tabletop into a luscious green meadow - hills created by stuffing whatever underneath. We happily picked up any we could second-hand - without players! Still stored away somewhere - players long gone! ;D


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Chrissy on 21 December 2012, 09:22:15 PM
Michael - your blog is truly inspirational and I am really looking forward to reading your next entry.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 21 December 2012, 09:28:26 PM
Michael - your blog is truly inspirational and I am really looking forward to reading your next entry.

Thanks, Chrissy. The festive season is upon us, so I might have to behave myself and do Christmas before I post again. <:-P Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 04 January 2013, 04:18:29 PM
HAPPY NEW YEAR!

2013 has begun with a major blog rebuild. My Flash version – which was basically one big movie file – served my blog aspirations well throughout 2012 but it had its quirks. Page linking, use of back-button, and the movie taking longer and longer to load as the Blog got bigger being the main issues.

A new HTML software package arrived in time for Christmas 2012 and the holiday period was spent re-building the existing site, which has meant recreating over 90 pages as HTML pages. HTML means proper page links and use of the back button – every page can now be bookmarked and linked to. I’ve also been able to add more external links within the text. The flag buttons of the Flash site have been replaced with a navigational bar, allowing one-click links to every Blog Post.  Another improvement is that the site should now be able to be visited on devices that can not access Flash sites, like some handhelds and phones.

I did appreciate how the screen in the Flash site retained its position whatever the window size. This meant that on smaller devices the page didn’t keep jumping back up to the top every time the user clicked on the ‘last post’ and ‘next post’ buttons. I’ve tried to achieve something similar with my HTML site. It’s not perfect but if the top of a screen is level with the foot of the banner image, the pages should not need scrolling down as the ‘last post’ and ‘next post’ buttons are used.

It’s still early days. Entry is still via the Flash intro screen. The April 1809 Calendar hasn’t yet been rebuilt in HTML, so it will be missing for a while – unless it’s greatly missed. And Napoleon’s signature still needs redoing! It’s been a lot of work (there’re bound to be some rough edges I haven’t noticed yet) but I hope it improves the experience of visiting the Blog.

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: barbarian on 04 January 2013, 05:12:56 PM
Much better.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 04 January 2013, 05:17:20 PM
Well....

I'll be horn-swoggled......
I was having a look at your site earlier today Michael.....Guessing desperately that it was you who had mentioned something like 'Instant mold' (mould).....I just couldn't remember what it was called at that stage...and I wanted to find some to order ....(It's done Huzzah !...and it was you...THANKS !)

Just had another look at your site.....If it's any help to you at all....It doesn't seem to work quite as smoothly as it did before. (Well I'm damned...Barbarian has just posted 'much better'.....To me it 'jumps up and down' on the page before I can go forward. :-\)
As you say...If you've changed things around,  it's early days....and I only look at it on the PC....Me ?...a phone or similar that connects to the intraweb ?....Nah ! I'm too much of a technophobe.

It's still one of...If not THE most impressive blogs I ever look at though.....SO impressive !!

Happy New Year to you too, and keep up the superb work !
Cheers - Phil.



Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 04 January 2013, 05:58:46 PM
Love the changes!  :D


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: barbarian on 04 January 2013, 06:08:29 PM
Cool mini or not sells Instant Mold.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 04 January 2013, 06:50:32 PM
Just had another look at your site.....If it's any help to you at all....It doesn't seem to work quite as smoothly as it did before. (Well I'm damned...Barbarian has just posted 'much better'.....To me it 'jumps up and down' on the page before I can go forward. :-\)
As you say...If you've changed things around,  it's early days....and I only look at it on the PC....Me ?...a phone or similar that connects to the intraweb ?....Nah ! I'm too much of a technophobe.

It's still one of...If not THE most impressive blogs I ever look at though.....SO impressive !!

Thanks, Phil. Most of the jumps are just how HTML pages load because they load per page. The Flash movie was nice and smooth because it did all its loading at the start, which allowed fast clicking through the 'pages'. My early solution to viewing the lower (content) part of the HTML pages that I mentioned will be superseded by adding code to links that retain the scroll position - as and when I can work that one out! That may reduce jumps but the flicker you get with loading won't go away. Soz - as they say in intraweb speech  :)
Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 04 January 2013, 08:48:20 PM
Thanks Michael.....
I think I actually understood that !! ;) ;D ;D
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 08 January 2013, 08:29:24 PM
I knew I'd have to do it one day: the Blog now has a Blog Index, access from the Navigation Bar.
Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Hertsblue on 09 January 2013, 12:34:31 PM
Some-one's been a busy bunny! Great improvement to an already terrific site.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 09 January 2013, 04:09:53 PM
Cool mini or not sells Instant Mold.

Thanks B.

I got mine from Firestorm in Cardiff....Already here...It's EXCELLENT !!
Wish I'd bought some sooner !
Quicker and a lot less messy and time consuming than trying to RTV 'bits' with silicon rubber....It 'gives', which dental wax doesn't ! (That's truly  next to useless for multiple copies.)

And though Instant Mold is very similar to the compound I 'blagged' from our equine vet (Which is used to help stick on 'plastic' horse shoes....Yes honestly.. plastic horse shoes.)....That particular compound sets like rock, so again, it isn't much use for doing lots of copies.

I'm well impressed. (With apologies to FK for such awful use of English.)  ;)

Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 09 January 2013, 04:48:54 PM
Some-one's been a busy bunny! Great improvement to an already terrific site.
Thanks, Ray. I made the Blog Index very quickly after a request on TMP. After the work I'd done on creating 90+ pages of HTML, I thought I could afford a short break from making the site and get on with the content. It was not to be!

Phil, Don't forget what I said back in November: "Look forward to seeing the results!" I'd be interested if you discover a new way to keep the stuff warm to avoid water and air messing up the mould.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 09 January 2013, 05:56:02 PM
Phil, Don't forget what I said back in November: "Look forward to seeing the results!" I'd be interested if you discover a new way to keep the stuff warm to avoid water and air messing up the mould.

 ;D ;D ;D
I can't show you yet Michael....I'm using the process for something 'hush hush' at the moment.
But....I'm letting the putty set (relatively quickly) by leaving the whole 'kit and caboodle' on top of a radiator.
I have been tempted to put in tiny vents with a pin.

What I love about Instant mold is that you can see through it to see where the putty hasn't filled the cavity.
So far I've said 'sod it'....Let it set...Then 'repaired' the 'casting' with minute amounts of putty. ;)

Cheers - Phil.



Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 09 January 2013, 07:01:42 PM
I can't show you yet Michael....I'm using the process for something 'hush hush' at the moment.
Your secret is safe with me - and the rest of the Forum.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 09 January 2013, 07:05:23 PM
What I love about Instant mold is that you can see through it to see where the putty hasn't filled the cavity.
I'm trying to avoid those lines you get as the mould bunches up on itself. I think that's where keeping the stuff warm helps.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 09 January 2013, 08:19:23 PM
At the moment, with what I'm using it for.... that particular problem isn't an issue Michael  ;)
No....no hints......yet !! ;D ;D
I'm still experimenting really....But it appears to be working as I want already !
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: petercooman on 10 January 2013, 12:16:27 AM
Hey, having browsed your really nice blog before, i can only say keep it up!

However, from the moment you said you changed it up can no longer see it. I get as far as "enter" and that's it.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 10 January 2013, 12:25:56 AM
Hey, having browsed your really nice blog before, i can only say keep it up!

However, from the moment you said you changed it up can no longer see it. I get as far as "enter" and that's it.
I guess that you still have the original enter screen in cache memory. Try reloading the page - right click, reload - and see if the page changes. The clue is that the old page with the Flash movie was 1809.html, the new one 1809.htm.
Let me know if that works. Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: petercooman on 13 January 2013, 11:08:28 PM
Nope can't get it to work, this is the one i use:

http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809.htm

That's the one i get if i push the website button in your post.

Maybe post a link here with the next page after the 'enter button' bit. Maybe it's that one that doesn't work with me.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 14 January 2013, 01:17:32 PM
Peter,
Your pasted link works for me. Did you try reloading? The new link can still access the html file in your cache memory if you haven't. Here is the 1st Post page link:
http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809overture.htm
Let me know how you get on. Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 17 January 2013, 02:52:12 PM
New year, new posts. Starting off with Post 61:

http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost61.htm

Other new posts on 10mm tree bases.

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 17 January 2013, 03:07:50 PM
Tree-mendous!  ;)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Hertsblue on 18 January 2013, 09:21:06 AM
Nice looking trees, Michael. Woodland Scenics are great so long as you don't move them about too much. I find they have a tendency to moult if handled too often. I've tried every type of adhesive from superglue through to contact adhesive and sprayed them with everything from watered down PVA to hairspray. Nothing works definitely, not even the stuff Woodland Scenics sell themselves. Don't handle them if you can possibly avoid it, is my advice.  :( 


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 18 January 2013, 01:43:58 PM
Nice looking trees, Michael. Woodland Scenics are great so long as you don't move them about too much. I find they have a tendency to moult if handled too often. I've tried every type of adhesive from superglue through to contact adhesive and sprayed them with everything from watered down PVA to hairspray. Nothing works definitely, not even the stuff Woodland Scenics sell themselves. Don't handle them if you can possibly avoid it, is my advice.

http://www.architectsofwar.com/Howto/BigTrees.pdf

If you scroll down this Architects of War PDF you come to Making Tree Foliage More Sturdy - "able to handle the rigors of gaming". I thought I might try the dribbling Scenic Cement technique. Guess you've already tried that.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: petercooman on 18 January 2013, 08:09:26 PM
Woeks again for me! YEY  :D :D :D


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 18 January 2013, 08:54:15 PM
Woeks again for me! YEY

Good stuff!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 18 January 2013, 08:56:50 PM
Post 65: Pendraken chasseur à cheval elite company trooper simple conversion.

http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost65.htm

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 18 January 2013, 09:24:03 PM
Nice work Michael ! :-bd
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Hertsblue on 19 January 2013, 10:56:40 AM
http://www.architectsofwar.com/Howto/BigTrees.pdf

If you scroll down this Architects of War PDF you come to Making Tree Foliage More Sturdy - "able to handle the rigors of gaming". I thought I might try the dribbling Scenic Cement technique. Guess you've already tried that.

That's a good spot, Michael. I may just try that.  :)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mollinary on 19 January 2013, 12:05:53 PM
Thanks for the change, Michael, I can now access your wonderful blog from my iPad2.  Great work!

Mollinary


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 19 January 2013, 07:13:29 PM
Thanks for the change, Michael, I can now access your wonderful blog from my iPad2.  Great work!

Hi Mollinary,
That's really good to know. There is much to recommend Flash but HTML reaches all the places Flash fails to reach! I think it was worth the rebuild just to include as many platforms as possible - including Mac devices!
Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Rob on 20 January 2013, 05:06:49 PM
Post 65: Pendraken chasseur à cheval elite company trooper simple conversion.

http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost65.htm

Cheers, Michael

Love the conversion Michael.  :) For interested if you want elite companies in the French  dragoon regiments I am using troopers from the Carabiniers pack.

Leon would it be possible to have these as and addition to your ranges?  :) An of course Hussar eleite companies.  :) :)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 21 January 2013, 01:13:13 AM
For interested if you want elite companies in the French  dragoon regiments I am using troopers from the Carabiniers pack.

Dragoons aren't on my painting list, but only because I'm concentrating on Aspern-Essling. Shame, but they didn't get over the river.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 28 January 2013, 02:48:35 PM
Post 66: A Pendraken French officer conversion.

http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost66.htm

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 28 January 2013, 03:22:41 PM
Like the conversion, it's obviously an old and treasured bicorn that's been slept in/on a few times on this campaign!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 28 January 2013, 03:40:04 PM
Stop picking on yourself Michael !
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: petercooman on 28 January 2013, 07:57:19 PM
Indeed, it looks great!


"Like, what's up with the negative waves Man!!!"

 ;)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: nikharwood on 29 January 2013, 09:55:21 PM
Nicely done Michael  8)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 31 January 2013, 12:47:08 AM
"Like, what's up with the negative waves Man!!!"

 :-< Must be those January blues. Cheered myself up with a drawing:

Post 67: French Regimental Officers’ Rank Insignia

http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost67.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost67.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 31 January 2013, 08:34:59 AM
 :D Really good post, just makes sense and will add an interesting feature to each unit.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Hertsblue on 31 January 2013, 08:59:10 AM
I always understood that battalions and squadrons were commanded by majors - hence the French equivalent rank of "commandant". Alternatively, they were known simply as "chef de battalion" or "chef d'escadron". However, there are many instances in many armies of majors commanding regiments, colonels commanding brigades or even divisions, especially at the end of a hard campaign.  :-\


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 31 January 2013, 10:55:10 AM
I always understood that battalions and squadrons were commanded by majors - hence the French equivalent rank of "commandant". Alternatively, they were known simply as "chef de battalion" or "chef d'escadron". However, there are many instances in many armies of majors commanding regiments, colonels commanding brigades or even divisions, especially at the end of a hard campaign.  :-\

The confusion is because the French Major equates to the British Lt. Colonel. The British Major being the French Chef de Battalion/Escadron. The French Major typically sports a white plume to denote his staff status. As second in charge, he would take command of the regiment if the Colonel was - off replacing a general!  :)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 06 February 2013, 12:21:21 PM
Post 68 marks a special visits number!

http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost68.htm


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Leon on 06 February 2013, 01:14:58 PM
Post 68 marks a special visits number!

Excellent!

 8)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: petercooman on 06 February 2013, 07:13:23 PM
Good job!!  :-bd


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: OldenBUA on 06 February 2013, 10:30:47 PM
Very good, but you will have to do a lot better to get anywhere near the views of the Top Totty thread!  :D


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: GordonY on 06 February 2013, 10:39:59 PM
Top Totty is dissapointing these days, Niks missus must be censoring his surfing.  ;D


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 07 February 2013, 12:34:08 AM
Very good, but you will have to do a lot better to get anywhere near the views of the Top Totty thread!

No man could compete with that.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: FierceKitty on 07 February 2013, 08:58:54 AM

"Like, what's up with the negative waves Man!!!"

Vibes is the authentic Californian gibberish, I understand.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Hertsblue on 07 February 2013, 09:13:12 AM
Post 68 marks a special visits number!


Congrats, Michael. Great going for a private blog.  :-bd


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Serotonin on 11 February 2013, 08:07:16 PM
Just inherited about 2500 Baccus 6mm Austrians. Your blog has got me interested in trying to do Aspern-Essling myself, although I will use Black Powder as Im not a massive Napoleonics fiend. Have you got a OOB on your blog, coz I couldnt find one (and I got distracted by how lovely it all was)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 11 February 2013, 08:30:38 PM
Just inherited about 2500 Baccus 6mm Austrians. Your blog has got me interested in trying to do Aspern-Essling myself, although I will use Black Powder as Im not a massive Napoleonics fiend. Have you got a OOB on your blog, coz I couldnt find one (and I got distracted by how lovely it all was)

Yes, there are complete orders of battle on the 11 pages of Post 21.

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost21.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost21.htm)

My feeling with BP when I wrote Post 4 was that the size categories of units with smaller scales would be more complicated than simply counting bases. I'll have another look. Great to hear how you get on.

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost04.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost04.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 11 February 2013, 08:32:28 PM
I've tentatively put together a French supply wagon out of Pendraken parts.

It's Post 69 but it's the 100th page of the Blog.

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost69.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost69.htm)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Leon on 11 February 2013, 08:36:01 PM
Nice conversion job on the seated guy!

 8)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Serotonin on 11 February 2013, 08:40:28 PM
Yes, there are complete orders of battle on the 11 pages of Post 21.

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost21.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost21.htm)

My feeling with BP when I wrote Post 4 was that the size categories of units with smaller scales would be more complicated than simply counting bases. I'll have another look. Great to hear how you get on.

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost04.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost04.htm)

Cheers, Michael

Cheers mate.
Im just going to keep it super simple. Have most of the Austrian line battalions as large units and the French as standard. 6 bases for large, 4 for standard.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 11 February 2013, 08:41:36 PM
Nice conversion job on the seated guy!

Thanks, Leon. Just going to add a bit more putty to his leg now that I've seen the photo!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Serotonin on 11 February 2013, 08:43:40 PM
Just found this for Lasalle, which should be convertable to Black Powder. Will have a good look at your links too- this is going to be very helpful.  :)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 11 February 2013, 08:51:19 PM
Just found this for Lasalle, which should be convertable to Black Powder. Will have a good look at your links too- this is going to be very helpful.

I found that you can break down unit sizes to two basic sizes of battalion. The Austrians, however, don't have a monopoly on the larger unit size. The Austrians just have more larger battalions, the French more smaller battalions.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Serotonin on 11 February 2013, 09:25:45 PM
Oops forgot the link

http://wargaminginthesun-phil.blogspot.co.uk/2011/07/battle-of-aspern-essling.html


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Steve J on 11 February 2013, 09:35:53 PM
A nice little inheritance there Chris :).


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 12 February 2013, 03:43:23 PM
I've added a couple more images of the French supply wagon to Post 69 -- also with a little more putty added.

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost69.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost69.htm)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 12 February 2013, 07:36:59 PM
Works really well Michael !!
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Serotonin on 12 February 2013, 09:06:58 PM
A nice little inheritance there Chris :).

Yeah isnt it ever!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 22 February 2013, 04:15:26 PM
10mm eyes? Post 70

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost70.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost70.htm)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 22 February 2013, 06:01:37 PM
The eyes have it!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: nikharwood on 22 February 2013, 10:51:53 PM
 :D


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Hertsblue on 23 February 2013, 09:43:46 AM
Now I remember why I don't enter the painting comp. How do you do that!  :(


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 23 February 2013, 11:24:52 AM
Now I remember why I don't enter the painting comp. How do you do that!

Luck


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 01 March 2013, 03:01:59 AM
I've added a wee bit more to Post 70:

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost70.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost70.htm)

And thanks to everyone who added more than 1000 viewed clicks to this forum post in just the last month! Will get back to posting on my Blog now that the Pendraken painting competition is over!

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 01 March 2013, 11:30:46 PM
Post 71: I've blog-posted my supply wagon competition entry.

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost71.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost71.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Hertsblue on 02 March 2013, 11:34:06 AM
Lovely little conveyance, Michael. Almost a small diorama.  8)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mollinary on 02 March 2013, 11:58:16 AM
Puts my attempts with this wagon to shame.

Mollinary


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: petercooman on 02 March 2013, 07:32:43 PM
Really loving your wagon!!

But please stop posting now, as you are making it hard to say no to napoleonics  ;D


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 02 March 2013, 08:33:53 PM
But please stop posting now, as you are making it hard to say no to napoleonics 

Come and join the fun -- you know you want to!  :D

Lovely little conveyance, Michael. Almost a small diorama.

Thanks for the compliment, Ray. Now you've said that, I don't feel the need to win any prizes! :)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: petercooman on 02 March 2013, 09:05:54 PM
Come and join the fun -- you know you want to!  :D


I bet i will be joining that fun soon  :P

I hve however committed myself to finishing one army before i start another one. I am working on the brits for normandy aswe speak, cleaning all the models and putting them on bases. I guess they will be finished in a month or 2-3...


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 03 March 2013, 12:07:43 PM
Post 72: French line grenadiers entered into the painting competition.

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost72.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost72.htm)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Steve J on 03 March 2013, 08:59:15 PM
Most impressed with the striped trousers old boy 8).


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: petercooman on 03 March 2013, 09:54:48 PM
Most impressed with the striped trousers old boy 8).

Ditto here!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 04 March 2013, 12:38:01 PM
Most impressed with the striped trousers old boy.

Ditto here!

I was inspired by a grenadier from a Richard Knőtel print of French troops entering Prussia in 1806.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 04 March 2013, 12:48:26 PM
Posts 73 & 74: a couple more posts of painting competition hopefuls:

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost73.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost73.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 07 March 2013, 12:46:58 AM
A relief from the pressures of painting for the painting competition:

Post 75: Pendraken Austrian artillery crew

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost75.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost75.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Hertsblue on 07 March 2013, 08:47:24 AM
Most impressed with the striped trousers old boy 8).

Yes, there's another matress with trouser-sized holes in its cover.  :D


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 07 March 2013, 02:45:03 PM
Yes, there's another matress with trouser-sized holes in its cover.  :D

Quite right!  ;D

And I do want to include a striped mattress in a road block -- perhaps with a trouser-shaped hole in its cover!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: petercooman on 07 March 2013, 06:51:44 PM
Splendid job on the aty crew! congrats!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 17 March 2013, 02:18:23 PM
Splendid job on the aty crew! congrats!

Thanks!

Another Blog Post:

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost76.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost76.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: petercooman on 17 March 2013, 06:32:40 PM
Very nice!!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 19 March 2013, 02:04:03 PM
Q: What do you call a soldier armed with sticks?

A: A drummer.

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost77.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost77.htm)

Knew there had to be a Napoleonic drummer joke.

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 19 March 2013, 05:07:58 PM
Splendid stuff, as usual, Michael ! :-bd =D>
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: petercooman on 19 March 2013, 07:12:14 PM
Very nice!  :o


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Hertsblue on 20 March 2013, 09:04:36 AM
Going wild with the paintbox is what Napoleonics are all about.  ;)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 21 March 2013, 02:18:26 AM
Post 78: Pendraken French line fusiliers.

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost78.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost78.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 21 March 2013, 06:43:54 AM
Oh...Stop showing off Michael ! ;) ;D
Gorgeous !! :-bd =D>
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Steve J on 21 March 2013, 07:35:39 AM
All I can say is that your eyesight is better than mine :-B. Great work as always 8).


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Hertsblue on 21 March 2013, 08:27:59 AM
Cuff buttons on a 10mm figure? You'll go blind, you know!  :D


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: kev1964 on 21 March 2013, 06:06:54 PM
Only just looked at these , great work Michael, the painting of the cart is excellent, will check out your blog from now on,

kev


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 21 March 2013, 06:31:58 PM
Only just looked at these , great work Michael, the painting of the cart is excellent, will check out your blog from now on

Hungary might be loadsa miles from Aspern-Essling, Kev, but I'm jealous of how much nearer you are!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: kev1964 on 21 March 2013, 08:26:50 PM
Hi Michael, i,m about 3 hrs drive from Wagram. I,m only having a quick jolly back to the uk this year so plan to have a good drive about the countries near me.
There are loads of museums here as they like to commemorate their battles , mostly with the turks but loads of later war memorials, and the revolt against the Russians is always good for a few bank holidays. There are odd bits everywhere, i was driving about one day and came accross two german field guns at an entrance to a small memorial and thats only an hour from me, towards Budapest their are more ww11 museums which i hope to visit one day. If i find anything of interest on my travels i will put a pic on here.

kev


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 24 March 2013, 05:19:43 PM
Guess you have to be quite selective with so much on offer. Given my Aspern-Essling project, I'd be off to check out the Marchfeld and be in seventh heaven. But if I was already in Hungary, I might have been tempted by a Hungarian project -- I have, of course, a pile of Hungarian Napoleonics to paint! And the 1809 campaign did get as far as Hungary.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: DaveL on 24 March 2013, 05:46:17 PM
Hi Michael.  Just thought I'd browse through the Forum and came across this post and visited your BLOG. 

Wow!  Brilliant.  What a heck of a lot of time you've put in.  Enjoyed it very much and lots of useful tips.

Such a good read I've had to delay getting tea!   ;D

Well done.     DaveL


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 24 March 2013, 06:44:02 PM
Hi Dave. Hope your Blog read made Sunday tea all the more digestable! Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 25 March 2013, 07:50:47 AM
Cuff buttons on a 10mm figure? You'll go blind, you know!  :D

Don't let him fool you Ray.
Michael is Europe's leading specialist in insect training.
Those buttons were done by a group of super intelligent ants with microscopic brushes.....Er.....Possibly.  :P 8-} ;)
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Hertsblue on 25 March 2013, 09:14:17 AM
You on the furniture polish again, Phil?  :P


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 25 March 2013, 10:13:45 AM
 :P


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: nikharwood on 25 March 2013, 11:29:24 AM
You on the furniture polish again, Phil?  :P

He claims it's medicinal  :d


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 25 March 2013, 01:51:57 PM
You on the furniture polish again, Phil?  :P

I knew that second mug of Bovril tasted strange ! :P
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 25 March 2013, 02:31:11 PM
Don't let him fool you Ray.
Michael is Europe's leading specialist in insect training.
Those buttons were done by a group of super intelligent ants with microscopic brushes.....Er.....Possibly.  :P 8-} ;)
Cheers - Phil.

There are a lot of midges up here in Scotland.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 25 March 2013, 04:03:47 PM
I've added a wee post:

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost79.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost79.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 25 March 2013, 05:12:47 PM
There are a lot of midges up here in Scotland.

Not at the moment surely ? Mind you, they probably breed them tough up there. ;)
Great work again Michael. 8)
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: kev1964 on 25 March 2013, 08:32:55 PM
Very nice Michael, i have done similar on some colonial figs , just painting small areas, i am not a fan of dipping but then im never in a rush to get my figs on the gaming table.

kev


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 25 March 2013, 11:30:55 PM
Very nice Michael, i have done similar on some colonial figs , just painting small areas, i am not a fan of dipping but then im never in a rush to get my figs on the gaming table.

Kev, I tried Army Painter dip mainly to put that one to rest

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost12.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost12.htm)

as I don't think it works as well with the bright uniforms of the 18th and 19th century in 10mm as in using different coloured inks where you specifically want them.

I agree that speed painting, in my case anyway, can simply lead to having to do the whole thing again. I prefer to spend time on trial figures first before rushing anything. The small areas you mention will probably with the projected 1809 multitudes get smaller and smaller as the will to paint the same figures over and over decreases while the will to get the figures on the table increases. But that won't be a bad thing.

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 28 March 2013, 07:26:57 PM
A quick post, Post 80 walking wounded:

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost80.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost80.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 28 March 2013, 07:51:06 PM
Love it! Leggy fella!
 ;D


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Steve J on 28 March 2013, 07:51:48 PM
I'd be more worried about the hole in his groin than the leg :o ;).


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 28 March 2013, 08:56:10 PM
I'd be more worried about the hole in his groin than the leg.

That'll be his third leg.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 28 March 2013, 09:11:11 PM
So...Is his name Jake Jacque Le Pegge.  :P :-[
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Steve J on 28 March 2013, 09:37:33 PM
Quote
That'll be his third leg.

Very good Michael  ;D ;D ;D.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mollinary on 28 March 2013, 09:40:57 PM
So...Is his name Jake Jacque Le Pegge.  :P :-[
Cheers - Phil.
avec son jambe supplementaire?

Mollinary


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 29 March 2013, 07:44:32 AM
Er....Oui ! ;)
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 29 March 2013, 08:10:48 AM
Well that just does not fit the syllable pattern of the song at all!  :P


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 29 March 2013, 09:24:56 AM
Damn fine point Lemmey !
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Hertsblue on 29 March 2013, 11:28:54 AM
Well that just does not fit the syllable pattern of the song at all!  :P

Doesn't fit human anatomy either.  :o


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 08 April 2013, 05:05:28 PM
Band of Drummers

Post 81:

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost81.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost81.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 08 April 2013, 05:16:00 PM
Gorgeous Micheal ! :-bd
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 08 April 2013, 05:16:55 PM
Nice post.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: petercooman on 08 April 2013, 07:15:50 PM
Very nice detail!!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: kev1964 on 08 April 2013, 07:25:13 PM
Very nice Michael, just received a handful of nap samples today so will try and have a go at them over the weekend, will look through your site for inspiration ,

kev


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 08 April 2013, 11:41:34 PM
Very nice Michael, just received a handful of nap samples today so will try and have a go at them over the weekend, will look through your site for inspiration

Here's to the opening of a long campaign! ... And some Hungarian units?


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: ryman1 on 08 April 2013, 11:56:25 PM
Kicking myself for not noticing your blog before, I love the use of colour on the drummers, really nice work!

-note to self.............I must not start a third project before I finish the first.
                              I must not start a third project before I finish the first.
                              I must not start a third project before I finish the first.


Cheers

Ry


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 09 April 2013, 12:31:53 AM
Kicking myself for not noticing your blog before, I love the use of colour on the drummers, really nice work!

-note to self.............I must not start a third project before I finish the first.
                              I must not start a third project before I finish the first.
                              I must not start a third project before I finish the first.


Cheers

Ry

Cheers!

Note to Ry: You know you want to. You know you want to. You know you want to.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Nav on 09 April 2013, 12:41:51 AM
have to say weewars love the detail on the drummers


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Squirrel on 09 April 2013, 02:41:25 PM
Not only is that a fine looking Blog you have there Michael, but you have some gorgeous painting on display  =P~

Having been contemplating 10mm Naps .... I'm off to cry in my cups :'(

Cheers,

Kev


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 10 April 2013, 02:25:51 PM
Post 82, French Skirmishing Voltigeurs:

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost82.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost82.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 10 April 2013, 02:42:51 PM
Great work again Michael !
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 15 April 2013, 02:34:47 PM
Post 83, Carabiniers of the French 3rd Light Infantry Regiment:

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost83.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost83.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 15 April 2013, 02:44:29 PM
Very cool!  8)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 15 April 2013, 04:48:30 PM
Terrific Michael !! :-bd

Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: kev1964 on 15 April 2013, 05:52:09 PM
Excellent Michael, i have just done my first few naps so i can see how much work you put into your figs, i am using your blog for inspiration , fantastic site.

kev


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: petercooman on 15 April 2013, 07:11:49 PM
Very nice!!!

I have the feeling each post gets better and better!!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 24 April 2013, 03:01:39 PM
POST 84

French light infantry voltigeurs:

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost84.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost84.htm)

Cheers, Michael

- and thanks for the words of encouragement!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: petercooman on 24 April 2013, 06:46:17 PM
Great as always!!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Le Manchou on 24 April 2013, 09:37:50 PM
very impressive!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 26 April 2013, 05:13:22 PM
POST 85

Just some blurb about French regimental flags and eagles.

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost85.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost85.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Hertsblue on 27 April 2013, 10:18:25 AM
This is why the French lost so few eagles in the Peninsula, not because they weren't well beaten - they were - but because the eagles weren't there to capture.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 27 April 2013, 12:32:20 PM
How many did they ever actually loose? I know the 4th lost one in 1805 and the British captured five. I can trace 13 lost ones via Wikipedia, are there more? Were they really the trouble magnet everyone plays them as?  :-\


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Hertsblue on 27 April 2013, 04:56:58 PM
I think the French tended to regard them as the soul of the regiment and therefore hostages to fortune. Capture of an enemy colour would pretty well guarantee you a field promotion in most armies - it was something tangible to show off back home. Whether the capture of an eagle would dishearten a unit or make it more determined to get it back is something that can be debated to the end of time.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 27 April 2013, 05:16:08 PM
How many did they ever actually loose? I know the 4th lost one in 1805 and the British captured five. I can trace 13 lost ones via Wikipedia, are there more?

Just the Line Regiments:
1805: 2
1807: 4 and 1 standard
1809: 3 and 1 standard
    Martinique and Guadeloupe: 5
1812: 4 in Russian campaign
    7 in Peninsular campaign
1813: 8
1814: 3
1815: 2 (one of which is here in Edinburgh!) - if Waterloo had been the battle of the standards, Napoleon would have won!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Hertsblue on 28 April 2013, 04:50:47 PM
if Waterloo had been the battle of the standards, Napoleon would have won!

That probably applies equally to the Peninsula. The main criterion however is not how many standards were lost, but how many units were broken. I suspect that would reverse the tally quite significantly.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 29 April 2013, 09:02:13 PM
POST 86

Following on from the last post: 10mm French flags.

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost86.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost86.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 29 April 2013, 09:19:08 PM
Brilliant!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Hertsblue on 30 April 2013, 08:14:23 AM
Am I the only one who finds the gold-on-pale-background pretty well unreadable? The flags themselves are very good.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 02 May 2013, 02:05:04 PM
POST 87

The Blog's 1st Birthday!  <:-P

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost87.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost87.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: petercooman on 02 May 2013, 06:37:24 PM
Congratulations, and keep up the good work, it is a splendid blog!!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 02 May 2013, 10:08:20 PM
Happy belated blog day!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 08 June 2013, 03:51:12 PM
Time to end the blog post silence!

POSTS 88-90

(including one post that's been up for a while)

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost88.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost88.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mollinary on 08 June 2013, 03:59:12 PM
Brilliant Michael -love the conversion of the stretcher bearers, the front man in particular looks the business! 

Mollinary


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 08 June 2013, 04:19:51 PM
Thanks! Yes, I was thinking ahead when I did the conversion. Thought the front guy would draw the eye so spent more time on him.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: kev1964 on 08 June 2013, 06:56:21 PM
Lovely job Michael,

kev


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 08 June 2013, 08:54:03 PM
Nice work fella!  8)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: howayman on 08 June 2013, 10:01:02 PM
Just spent some time reading your blog. What can i say, amazing detail, fantastic modelling and 10mm figures whose finish far exceed anything i could turn out in any much larger scale. Keep up the great project.
   


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 09 June 2013, 07:37:41 AM
Absolutely cracking job once again Michael !! :-bd
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 11 June 2013, 02:59:49 PM
Thanks to all!

POST 91 - 1809 workbench

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost91.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost91.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Hertsblue on 11 June 2013, 05:18:07 PM
Michael, you have the cleanest, neatest cutting mat of anyone I know. Mine looks like it's been involved in a corps-sized paintball battle.  :(


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 11 June 2013, 06:27:44 PM
Ah, that's cutting mat (at least) number 3. Usually sits under newspaper on the worktop just in case I use a knife without thinking   :o.  :D


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 14 June 2013, 01:16:48 AM
POST 92 - Austrian Supply Wagon conversion.

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost92.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost92.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 14 June 2013, 08:13:24 AM
Great work again Michael.

Look forward to seeing it painted.
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 14 June 2013, 09:00:14 AM
And I thought I churned them out! :P Blimey!  8) Cool!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 17 June 2013, 10:42:17 AM
POST 93: Austrian ADC

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost93.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost93.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 17 June 2013, 10:57:58 AM
Nice conversions!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Le Manchou on 17 June 2013, 11:19:59 AM
Great as usual, i can't wait to see your project completed!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 24 June 2013, 06:09:20 PM
POST 94: Austrian Specialists conversions painted.

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost94.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost94.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 24 June 2013, 06:50:54 PM
Very elegant work.  :D


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 24 June 2013, 09:17:35 PM
Lovely stuff again Michael !! :-bd
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: petercooman on 24 June 2013, 09:36:22 PM
Love the diggers!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 25 June 2013, 02:49:11 AM
POST 95: Rosenberg Chevauleger Regiment No. 6

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost95.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost95.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 25 June 2013, 07:51:00 AM
I refer the honourable members of the forum to my previous comment.
Great stuff Michael !! :-bd
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 25 June 2013, 09:55:37 AM
Really nice ggs


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: ryman1 on 25 June 2013, 10:04:57 AM
Some lovely work there, buttons and all!, really shows the potential of these figures off.

 =D>

Ry


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Hertsblue on 25 June 2013, 10:06:11 AM
Oh, I like them! I would guess these are test-pieces? Looking forward to seeing the entire unit.  :)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 26 June 2013, 01:26:22 PM
Thanks, chaps!

POST 96: Painted Austrian ADC

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost96.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost96.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 26 June 2013, 02:35:27 PM
Superb again !
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 26 June 2013, 03:17:05 PM
Well painted, love the mottling on the trousers.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Hertsblue on 27 June 2013, 10:23:40 AM
He and his French opposite number will probably be the most-used figure on the table I reckon.  :)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 06 July 2013, 02:39:35 AM
POST 97: Pendraken Austrian hussars - Regiment No. 3

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost97-1.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost97-1.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 06 July 2013, 08:25:26 AM
Storming !! Once again.
Great work Michael. :-bd =D>
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 06 July 2013, 09:03:22 AM
Great research, nicely painted figures


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Hertsblue on 06 July 2013, 09:50:41 AM
Nice paint job, Michael. Gotta love them hussars!  :)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: kev1964 on 06 July 2013, 06:36:45 PM
Really nice work Michael,

kev


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: petercooman on 06 July 2013, 08:50:13 PM
A fine job as always Michael!

Already looking forward to the next post  8->


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 20 July 2013, 04:44:44 PM
POST 98: Just a couple of based Austrian figures.

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost98.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost98.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Steve J on 20 July 2013, 06:25:41 PM
Great stuff Michael 8).


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mollinary on 20 July 2013, 07:00:23 PM
Totally agree, that wagon is awesome!

Mollinary


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: petercooman on 20 July 2013, 07:47:21 PM
Very nice!!

And the horse tat seems to be straining under the weight with his head tilted reallly was worth the effort!

Splendid!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 21 July 2013, 08:10:18 AM
Lovely again !! :-bd
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 21 July 2013, 08:09:29 PM
Simple, but effective. Nicely done sire!  8)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 01 August 2013, 12:03:00 PM
For anyone who's interested in Austrian line infantry, I've added a page about organising my battalions.

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809austrian-lineinf.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809austrian-lineinf.htm)

It can be accessed through the NavBar.

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 05 August 2013, 04:33:35 PM
POST 99: Just some musings at Claymore time.

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost99.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost99.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Hertsblue on 06 August 2013, 09:59:18 AM
That's perilously close to heresy, Michael.  :D


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 15 August 2013, 09:45:25 PM
Something a little special for my 100th post.

POST 100: 100 Pendraken Hungarian Infantry

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost100.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost100.htm)

Hope you enjoy! Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: petercooman on 15 August 2013, 10:11:26 PM
Very very nice!!

Congrats on the 100 posts!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 15 August 2013, 10:22:23 PM
Excellent Michael. :-bd
Congrats on your century. :)
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mollinary on 15 August 2013, 10:30:43 PM
Well batted! =D> =D> =D> =D>

Mollinary


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Leon on 16 August 2013, 01:11:32 AM
 :-bd


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 16 August 2013, 08:04:44 AM
Congratulations sir.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Hertsblue on 16 August 2013, 08:20:47 AM
 =D> =D> =D>


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 18 August 2013, 01:33:46 PM
Many thanks, gentlemen!

Hot on the heels of my 100th post comes some pioneering work.

POST 101: 101 and can't say no Dalmatians it is the Austrian army, after all.

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost101.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost101.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 18 August 2013, 02:15:20 PM
Excellent again Michael !!
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 22 August 2013, 01:04:42 PM
Thanks, Phil.  :)

Some comment on the Post on TMP:

http://theminiaturespage.com/boards/msg.mv?id=316574 (http://theminiaturespage.com/boards/msg.mv?id=316574)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 22 August 2013, 04:45:44 PM
POST 102: Spot the Deliberate Mistake.

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost102.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost102.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 22 August 2013, 05:55:02 PM
Surely a Dalmatian could be snuck in... Brilliant posts!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Hertsblue on 23 August 2013, 08:14:35 AM
POST 102: Spot the Deliberate Mistake.

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost102.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost102.htm)

Cheers, Michael

I must say I'm not sure I would have noticed.  :-B


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 27 August 2013, 04:23:36 PM
Three posts on Pendraken Austrian cuirassiers, starting with the previous link, Post 102.

POSTS 102 - 104

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost102.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost102.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 27 August 2013, 05:27:12 PM
Nice one!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 29 August 2013, 10:12:07 PM
POST 105: A little more on the Hungarians from my 100th Post.

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost105.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost105.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: petercooman on 29 August 2013, 11:16:35 PM
Nice as always!!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 29 August 2013, 11:48:35 PM
Nicely written up, good painting, these are coming on a storm!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 30 August 2013, 08:26:25 AM
Great stuff Michael.
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 01 September 2013, 06:16:07 PM
Thank you, gentlemen!

POST 106: The advance of Autumn.

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost106.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost106.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: petercooman on 01 September 2013, 07:48:22 PM
Nice! Love the banner!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 01 September 2013, 07:59:23 PM
Lovely Michael !
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Steve J on 01 September 2013, 08:10:26 PM
Great work Michael. When might we see these on the battlefield? It would be great to see them en masse in action.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 01 September 2013, 09:14:22 PM
Nice unit


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Rob on 21 September 2013, 10:22:00 AM
The blog is really coming along nicely Michael.


RE Austrian cuirraseurs: What do you think of the painted figure? Will a paint job succesfully hide the rear plate?

I am really disappointed with this FO-PAH, I was intending to have full Austrian heavy cavalry div.

We can mix in infantry from other manufacturers but I am not so sure about the cavalry because of varying horse sizes. Not sure anyone else does an Austrian cuirraseur any way.



Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 21 September 2013, 02:09:46 PM
The blog is really coming along nicely Michael.

RE Austrian cuirraseurs: What do you think of the painted figure? Will a paint job succesfully hide the rear plate?

I am really disappointed with this FO-PAH, I was intending to have full Austrian heavy cavalry div.

We can mix in infantry from other manufacturers but I am not so sure about the cavalry because of varying horse sizes. Not sure anyone else does an Austrian cuirraseur any way.

You are right, it is a terribly disappointing and unfortunate faux pas and I took the figures along to Claymore to discuss with Dave and Leon before I posted on my blog. Austrian cuirassiers are one of those troop types that you need lots of, they're going to stand loud and proud on the tabletop so the research should be right.

I tried to show how the paint job looks on the backs of the figures but the image below may provide a better view. The lines of the backplate can be seen but it's the bulk of the smooth torso and how the armour-plated back makes the paint job look iffy that disappoints.

(http://www.michaelscott.name/10mm/forum/Aust-Cuir-13.jpg)

Both Magister Militum and Old Glory produce 10mm Austrian Cuirassiers. The MM figures (which do not have a pic on the website) have purposely large horses that on first glance look like a larger scale. I don't think they would mix with Pendraken but I haven't tried.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 21 September 2013, 02:11:44 PM
For future reference, Saxon cuirassiers that are on the to-do list didn't have backplates either!  ;D


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 21 September 2013, 02:42:22 PM
Perhaps this image shows the backplate better.

(http://www.michaelscott.name/10mm/forum/Aust-Cuir-14.jpg)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Rob on 21 September 2013, 05:51:07 PM
Yep. Pretty clear on that picture.

If there was a preview of the Napoleonoc figures like we get from Techno, Mart and Clib, these errors would be spotted before they went too far.  :)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 21 September 2013, 07:30:23 PM
I researched and sent Leon a comprehensive list of uniform and equipment info for what I believe is the next batch of French releases as Leon posted that the sculptor was having difficulties with the time required to research uniforms and that that was what was holding him up. As Richard of Magister Militum said to me at Claymore this year, it took him a good whack of time to research each Napoleonic figure. I agree, it took me a good amount of time, too. So, here's hoping!  :)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 22 September 2013, 09:25:54 AM
Interesting points about research.
When I've done the odd '19th Century' 'infill' figures for folk...I'm afraid I've always had to ask the relevant commissioner to supply me with as much info, as he possibly can ....Otherwise I'd probably spend far more time on 'finding things out' than I would actually pushing the putty around. ;)
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Leon on 23 September 2013, 12:51:37 AM
If there was a preview of the Napoleonoc figures like we get from Techno, Mart and Clib, these errors would be spotted before they went too far.  :)

There is: http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,2774.msg40166.html#msg40166 (http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,2774.msg40166.html#msg40166), we try and preview every figure which comes in to us.  Unfortunately in this case, the back of the figure isn't shown, so the error wouldn't have been seen.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7192/6850496847_ff9540726e.jpg)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: clibinarium on 23 September 2013, 02:43:58 PM
This topic is interesting, in terms of sculptor's research. In the stuff I do for Pendraken I don't get any instruction from HQ, other than something like "we need more cavalry", because they are projects I am already interested in and know quite well in advance. They are a special case because they let me have pretty much total creative control.

In the cases of my other clients, its not yet occurred that any of them expect me do to any research, nor have I ever expected to. Any project I've ever done has been for someone who already knows the period well and provides me with answers to questions I ask, or provides pictorial references for me to work from. That said I do independently spend a lot of time surfing the net looking at relevant material to immerse myself in the subject to get the "vibe" right, but I do expect them to be on top of the accuracy of any given aspect. It could be that its just worked out like that so far.
If I was asked to do something say, Napoleonic, I'd be looking to the client to provide me with the right info, or at least the right references for me to look at in detail.

The cuirassier does highlight one perennial problem for sculptors; "what does he look like around the back?" Its hard to get illustrations of figures from behind (often you have to guess on the basis of what you see on the front). This is an issue that never occurred to me while painting (of course the detail, right or wrong is sculpted on the figure), but when I started sculpting it was a big problem; one of my first jobs was some 15mm armoured medieval types; that was a bloody nightmare! Its harder to guess what armour is like than clothes.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Hertsblue on 23 September 2013, 08:32:27 PM
There is: http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,2774.msg40166.html#msg40166 (http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,2774.msg40166.html#msg40166), we try and preview every figure which comes in to us.  Unfortunately in this case, the back of the figure isn't shown, so the error wouldn't have been seen.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7192/6850496847_ff9540726e.jpg)


Looks like the original figures were modified from existing figures - French cuirassiers, perhaps?. The back-plate would therefore already be present on the figure. As my old boss used to say - s**t happens! 


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Rob on 27 September 2013, 11:39:11 AM
There is: http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,2774.msg40166.html#msg40166 (http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,2774.msg40166.html#msg40166), we try and preview every figure which comes in to us.  Unfortunately in this case, the back of the figure isn't shown, so the error wouldn't have been seen.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7192/6850496847_ff9540726e.jpg)

May I ask whether you will be changing the figures Leon?

To me that seems like the logical thing to do, but I understand there may be financial and time constraints for Pendraken that mean you will be unable to change the figure. These were the next Austrians for me and I am holding off at the moment wondering whether to do without them or put up with an incorrect figure.

Cheers Rob  :) :) :)



Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 28 September 2013, 03:19:19 PM
The cuirassier does highlight one perennial problem for sculptors; "what does he look like around the back?" Its hard to get illustrations of figures from behind (often you have to guess on the basis of what you see on the front). This is an issue that never occurred to me while painting (of course the detail, right or wrong is sculpted on the figure), but when I started sculpting it was a big problem; one of my first jobs was some 15mm armoured medieval types; that was a bloody nightmare! Its harder to guess what armour is like than clothes.

A similar situation when trying to illustrate any sort of history, except with illustration you can cheekily mask the blanks with well-positioned decor. Ospreys are very good at this! I understand the problems for sculptors because they have to show everything and therefore are forced to rely on informed guesswork where things aren't 100% - decisions that might not please everyone. Unfortunately this doesn't apply to the Austrian cuirassier as the info is widely known.



Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 28 September 2013, 03:21:46 PM
Time for a wee quickie:

Post 107

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost107.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost107.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 28 September 2013, 03:53:31 PM
Love it!  8)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 28 September 2013, 06:45:25 PM
Terrific !!
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: petercooman on 28 September 2013, 07:30:05 PM
Just great  :D


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Steve J on 28 September 2013, 09:28:41 PM
Very good :D.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Hertsblue on 29 September 2013, 12:25:15 PM
 ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 29 September 2013, 02:54:51 PM
Glad you appreciated the natural look, guys!

I've posted a collection of 10mm Austrian artillery gunners.

Post 108

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost108.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost108.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Steve J on 29 September 2013, 05:13:59 PM
Nice 8).


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 29 September 2013, 05:47:56 PM
Great mix of figures, works well.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 02 October 2013, 04:40:52 PM
Thanks, guys! Post 108 comment on TMP:

http://theminiaturespage.com/boards/msg.mv?id=321300 (http://theminiaturespage.com/boards/msg.mv?id=321300)

Post 109: Some Pendraken Austrian Landwehr

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost109.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost109.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 02 October 2013, 05:00:11 PM
Very nice indeed


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 02 October 2013, 07:43:33 PM
Very  8)
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: petercooman on 02 October 2013, 08:11:51 PM
Great job again!!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 03 October 2013, 12:24:19 AM
Thanks, gents!

Nice things said on TMP:

http://theminiaturespage.com/boards/msg.mv?id=321637 (http://theminiaturespage.com/boards/msg.mv?id=321637)

But hey! I'm getting stifles for being too 10mm! As if that's possible!  :D  Personally, I don't let scale get in the way of enjoying the period.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Hertsblue on 03 October 2013, 08:30:31 AM
Funny thing, every time I go to TMP it's closed for maintenance. Think they're trying to tell me something....


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 03 October 2013, 09:12:53 AM
Me three!  :P


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 03 October 2013, 10:50:13 AM
I looked a couple (?) of days ago and it was OK then.....But Ray's right...It does seem to shut for maintenance an awful lot of the time.
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Zippee on 03 October 2013, 12:07:51 PM
TMP is closed for maintenance daily - on a time slot that makes sense in whatever time zone TMP is located in but irritatingly is about 8-9 am UK time, so most people's morning coffee and TMP doesn't work  :D


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 03 October 2013, 01:30:08 PM
Good info.
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 06 October 2013, 01:28:57 PM
I've put up a blog post about the cemetery at Essling before I start on the model:

Post 110 : Essling Cemetery

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost110.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost110.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 06 October 2013, 03:31:36 PM
Bit isn't amazing how these places become foci of attention in the minds of historians, compared to the rest of the battle, one small, defendable enclosure becomes a honey trap...


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Danyo on 11 October 2013, 06:48:42 PM
So they actually fought in the cemetery? Surely that's bad luck haha.

Great blog by the way! Very informative and brilliantly painted miniatures! Definetly going into the napoleonic years once I've finished my zulu project!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 12 October 2013, 02:22:38 PM
Thanks, Dan.

There was very lengthy fighting at the church and graveyard at Aspern, the next village. The defendable solid walls of a cemetery invited occupation. And created a focal point for troops and, as Will says, historians, too.

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Danyo on 16 October 2013, 03:09:14 PM
Makes sense when you put it like that..but still, it's a graveyard haha. Suppose in times of war no ones really going to care haha.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 03 November 2013, 02:38:14 PM
Back from other duties, I had a chance to make a start on a model of Essling cemetery:

POST 111: Making Essling Cemetery

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost111.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost111.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Ithoriel on 03 November 2013, 03:07:06 PM
Very nice! As all your stuff is!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 03 November 2013, 03:17:41 PM
Nice ideas.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 03 November 2013, 09:14:32 PM
 8) :-bd
Like it !
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: petercooman on 03 November 2013, 09:34:41 PM
 =D> =D>


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 04 November 2013, 06:35:05 PM
Many thanks, gentlemen!

The next stage of making the cemetery is up on the Blog:

POST 112: Essling Cemetery Progress

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost112.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost112.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 04 November 2013, 06:51:30 PM
Extremely nice !! :-bd
Like that lots.
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Danyo on 04 November 2013, 06:59:51 PM
Great piece of modelling there Michael!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 04 November 2013, 07:02:16 PM
Nice work sir!
Is that a magnet on the back wall?


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 04 November 2013, 11:27:36 PM
A magnet? No, just Milliput shapes.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 05 November 2013, 12:26:20 AM
Fair enough, just looked like a round magnet.  :D


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Ithoriel on 05 November 2013, 12:46:51 AM
I presumed the shapes on the walls represented the memorial plaques you find in old graveyards and churches. Am I right Michael or am I missing something?


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 05 November 2013, 01:06:59 AM
Yes, that's what I was hoping they looked like.  :)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 05 November 2013, 02:28:57 AM
The finished model:

POST 113: Essling cemetery finished.

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost113.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost113.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Steve J on 05 November 2013, 07:38:40 AM
That looks great Michael 8).


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Hertsblue on 05 November 2013, 08:30:56 AM
I like the idea of a removable insert bearing the gravestones. Was the size of the model dictated by the ground area by any chance?


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 05 November 2013, 11:24:31 AM
I like the idea of a removable insert bearing the gravestones. Was the size of the model dictated by the ground area by any chance?

My ground scale gives a size of 18mm x 18mm (see Post 110). To get any figures within the walls, I had to enlarge the model to accommodate a 25mm square base.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Hertsblue on 06 November 2013, 10:06:22 AM
Ah, yes, it's the old ground-scale versus figure-scale conundrum again.  :-\


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 06 November 2013, 11:06:13 AM
Yes, especially something to resolve when it comes to specific pieces rather than area terrain. Got some more of those 'features' in my present project... And especially hard if you're also trying to get as many kilometres as you can on your tabletop!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: petercooman on 06 November 2013, 11:56:15 PM
Wouldn't worry too much about the size, it looks great!

You could always treat the bigger size as the cemitery+ the ground covered when defe,ding the walls.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 07 November 2013, 12:35:40 AM
That's true, sometimes barricades and defences would be built around an existing structure. The important thing, I think, is to know how many bases are afforded what cover. And the cemetery at Essling, I think, has to accommodate at least one base. It would be quite believable that the cemetery was manned by voltigeurs sent out ahead of the main body of the division while the division's grenadiers and carabiniers were grouped together in the more substantial buildings back at Essling. I plan to have open order bases/markers and if the cemetery model accommodates just one of these, I think that would be realistic enough. Therefore, the defensive position would be able to give hard cover to one skirmish base (150 men) but not half a standard battalion (300 men) as in the photo of the grenadiers (which is what one close order infantry base would represent).

Sorry about the length of that  :)  jus' thinking out loud  ;D


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 08 November 2013, 05:28:16 PM
POST 114: Wurst News!

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost114.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost114.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 08 November 2013, 06:53:19 PM
Looks good !
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 09 November 2013, 12:10:14 AM
Painted my first Clibinarium figure:

POST 115: French Casualty Marker

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost115.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost115.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 09 November 2013, 12:12:10 AM
Very constructive destruction!  8)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 10 November 2013, 10:48:00 PM
Just a little bit of difference.

POST 116: Basing Landwehr

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost116.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost116.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 11 November 2013, 12:18:59 AM
That's worked rather well.
My officers usually end up ahead on my big bases, it looks cooler.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 11 November 2013, 12:34:16 AM
Yeah, I'd like to do more bases like this. But quite a few officer figures have swords that would stick out ahead of the base.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Leon on 11 November 2013, 02:17:03 AM
Nice work, especially the casualty chap.

 8)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 11 November 2013, 08:11:14 AM
Great work again Michael.
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 11 November 2013, 11:53:53 AM
Nice work, especially the casualty chap.

 8)

I'll be needing another French limber, now.  :D


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 15 November 2013, 04:16:52 PM
(http://www.michaelscott.name/10mm/forum/FrenchColonel01.jpg)

Been mixing up my French colonels:

POST 117: French Mounted Colonels

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost117.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost117.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Ithoriel on 15 November 2013, 04:33:35 PM
Like it!

En Avant!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 15 November 2013, 04:40:12 PM
Great stuff Michael. :-bd
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 15 November 2013, 04:52:36 PM
Very cool.  8)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Hertsblue on 16 November 2013, 09:31:09 AM
Shhh, Michael. If you don't mention it no-one will notice.  ;)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 16 November 2013, 12:53:21 PM
I'm such a blab.  :-[


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 18 November 2013, 11:50:53 PM
I had a go at making a 10mm redoubt:

POST 118: Redoubt in the Woods

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost118.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost118.htm)

Question is, should the height of the redoubt's wall be made for a gun on or off a base?

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 19 November 2013, 07:56:53 AM
Looks very good indeed.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Hertsblue on 19 November 2013, 08:19:38 AM
Now that's the sort of useful little feature that can be used over and over again. Very nicely executed, Michael.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 19 November 2013, 08:19:49 AM
Cracking work ! :-bd
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 24 November 2013, 01:13:33 PM
POST 119: 40,000?

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost119.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost119.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: petercooman on 24 November 2013, 01:28:33 PM
Congrtulations on the 40 000 !

And nice job on the infantryman!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 24 November 2013, 02:05:15 PM
 :-bd
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 24 November 2013, 02:06:38 PM
Many congratulations!  <:-P


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Leon on 24 November 2013, 09:07:22 PM
 :-bd


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Danyo on 24 November 2013, 09:26:12 PM
Congrats on reaching 40,000! Well deserved for a well made blog.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Hertsblue on 25 November 2013, 09:14:06 AM
Congrats, Michael. Pretty darn good for a private blog, I'd say.  8)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 04 December 2013, 11:55:23 AM
Thanks!

Despite uploading issues, I've managed to post a couple of posts:

POSTS 120 & 121

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost120.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost120.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 04 December 2013, 01:53:03 PM
Good job on those Hungarians sir.  8)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 04 December 2013, 03:15:12 PM
Seconded !  :-bd
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 18 December 2013, 06:15:13 PM
Thank you, gentlemen!

POST 122: Hungarian Grenadiers

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost122.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost122.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: petercooman on 18 December 2013, 07:26:49 PM
great again!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Steve J on 18 December 2013, 08:14:19 PM
Now I REALLY like these 8). Any idea on when these might make it onto the games table?


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 18 December 2013, 08:19:05 PM
Very nice work again. Would the cap difference be that noticeable on 10mm at two feet away?   :-\

Says a man obsessed by 1870 details, so you probably have a point!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 18 December 2013, 08:26:09 PM
Excellent !! :-bd
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 19 December 2013, 11:56:22 AM
Thank you, gents!

Steve, The New Year will almost certainly see a couple of corps based and on the 1809 tabletop.

Will, Unfortunately the backs of the sculpted fur caps are just made up. They should look like this:

(http://uniform-evolution.0catch.com/austria_026.jpg)
(http://uniform-evolution.0catch.com/austria_026.jpg (http://uniform-evolution.0catch.com/austria_026.jpg))

The shape of the brightly coloured bags, standing out against the black fur, was quite distinctive and not round like French grenadiers.

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Hertsblue on 19 December 2013, 12:26:56 PM
Michael,

Can't see the image of the bag on your last post.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 19 December 2013, 04:36:31 PM
Ray, I'm sitting in a coffee shop just now and the image isn't showing on my handheld. Perhaps a divice issue but I'll check when I can. Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Leon on 19 December 2013, 04:39:13 PM
The image link looks OK, I've just re-edited it just in case it was a bug, so hopefully folk can see it now?

 :-\


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 19 December 2013, 05:05:44 PM
Nope !

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Leon on 19 December 2013, 05:25:12 PM
This is the direct link: http://uniform-evolution.0catch.com/austria_026.jpg (http://uniform-evolution.0catch.com/austria_026.jpg)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 19 December 2013, 05:37:10 PM
Still nope...I'm getting some sort of error message....with an option to 'Try Again'.
But then (as you know) I'm not too good with things when they don't do what I expect. :'( :'( :'(
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 20 December 2013, 01:21:06 AM
It's the Myrbach picture, here on Wiki in black and white -- but much better in colour.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a5/Myrbach-Austrian_grenadiers_at_Essling.jpg/800px-Myrbach-Austrian_grenadiers_at_Essling.jpg)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Hertsblue on 20 December 2013, 08:41:59 AM
Ah, yes, that's better. It's quite a familiar picture, I find.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 23 December 2013, 09:15:32 PM
A couple of posts Pendraken only in the second:

POST 123: A peek at other 10mm Austrian grenadiers this time Magister Militum.
POST 124: Pendraken and Old Glory Grenzers click 'more images' to see just that.


www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost123.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost123.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: petercooman on 23 December 2013, 09:20:02 PM
 :-bd :-bd :-bd


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 23 December 2013, 10:14:30 PM
 8) 8) 8)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 24 December 2013, 12:22:12 AM
 =D> =D> =D> =D> :-bd


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Hertsblue on 29 December 2013, 05:04:34 PM
I do like the grenzers - nice active poses. I was also surprised at how well the OG figures look. I bought some of their WSS figures a while ago and was a little disappointed with them. I felt they were undersized and the poses were wooden.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Steve J on 29 December 2013, 05:45:24 PM
The Grenzers really do look very nice and I like the way they are posed 8).


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 30 December 2013, 03:33:12 PM
I don't plan any fully OG units. The figures are slimmer than Pendraken, of varying height (see the tall Austrian jger). I think they mix in well in light infantry units and help to give a Pendraken unit of two poses more of a skirmish feel.

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost33.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost33.htm) and Post 32

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost82.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost82.htm)

I'm basing the Grenzers so shall post what they look like all based as one unit.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: petercooman on 30 December 2013, 06:22:33 PM
Nice! The 'gros vert' looks good!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 31 December 2013, 06:59:06 PM
Peter, are we talking hechtgrau rather than gros vert?

Last post of the old year so Happy New Year one and all! May the new year be a good one!

POST 125: The Old Glory and Pendraken Grenzers from the last post based together as one unit.

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost125.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost125.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Steve J on 31 December 2013, 07:51:58 PM
They look really nice 8).


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 31 December 2013, 08:36:49 PM
Very nice indeed. Great painting and basing.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Hertsblue on 01 January 2014, 12:17:32 PM
Yes, very nice indeed. When are we going to see some mass-action shots? You must have amassed enough figures by now?


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 01 January 2014, 12:30:26 PM
Wot Lemmey said ! ;)
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 02 January 2014, 06:46:16 PM
Yes, very nice indeed. When are we going to see some mass-action shots? You must have amassed enough figures by now?

The amassing has been going on but not the basing. The Grenzers are, in fact, the first battalion fully based. 2014 will see lots of basing, I'm sure.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Hertsblue on 03 January 2014, 08:55:45 AM
Ah, now I understand.  :)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 05 January 2014, 08:46:11 PM
Thank you, gentlemen!

My first blog post of 2014:

POST 126 : New Year's blurb

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost126.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost126.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 08 January 2014, 03:14:13 PM
My 2nd completed unit!

POST 127 : Based Pendraken Hungarians

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost127.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost127.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 08 January 2014, 03:32:07 PM
Superb composition on that unit. Like it a lot! 8)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 08 January 2014, 04:01:32 PM
Excellent !! :-bd
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: petercooman on 08 January 2014, 04:28:56 PM
Very nice!!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Hertsblue on 09 January 2014, 09:37:10 AM
Ah, that's what we like to see. Twenty four figures make a respectable battalion.  :-bd


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 12 January 2014, 01:57:29 AM
Just the one base, this time:

POST 128: Based Pendraken Hungarian grenadiers.

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost128.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost128.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 12 January 2014, 07:45:58 AM
Very cool base!  8)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 12 January 2014, 09:06:17 AM
Top notch, as always Michael ! :)
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Hertsblue on 12 January 2014, 10:15:14 AM
Excellent, as always, Michael. I don't think I've ever seen a mounted grenadier officer before. Is that a conversion? 


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: petercooman on 12 January 2014, 12:13:54 PM
Very nice!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 12 January 2014, 01:19:24 PM
Thank you, gentlemen!

Excellent, as always, Michael. I don't think I've ever seen a mounted grenadier officer before. Is that a conversion? 

'German' grenadier mounted officers: pack NPA13
Hungarian grenadier mounted officers: pack NPA16


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mollinary on 12 January 2014, 01:31:30 PM
These continue to be inspirational Mike. I can hardly wait to see the moment when they are all deployed!  :o

Mollinary


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 12 January 2014, 02:19:39 PM
These continue to be inspirational Mike. I can hardly wait to see the moment when they are all deployed!  :o

Mollinary

Me too! I sense a painting competition entry in development  ;D  so maybe sometime soon.  :-[


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 12 January 2014, 03:42:52 PM
Help, I'm never going to place in that competition again!  ;D


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 12 January 2014, 04:01:01 PM
Help, I'm never going to place in that competition again!  ;D

I salute you and your past success! I fully expect to be as unsuccessful as I've always been. But it's the taking part that counts! Much better to join in the fun.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 12 January 2014, 07:34:54 PM
Bit of chat about basing Light Cavalry and the new Osprey book.

POST 129: Based Pendraken Austrian Chevauleger

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost129.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost129.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Leman on 12 January 2014, 07:52:13 PM
Just taken a look at the site Michael and can only respond 'WOW!' Looks like I'm finally going to have to dip my toe into the Danube Campaign.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 12 January 2014, 08:01:36 PM
Thanks! Sounds like a good plan! I have an ambition to dip my toe in the Danube itself.  :)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Leman on 12 January 2014, 08:09:14 PM
To be honest, it's not that blue.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Hertsblue on 12 January 2014, 09:45:08 PM
And the current fairly rips along.

As I've possibly mentioned before, the late Bruce Quarrie was a member of our club back in the seventies. The rules that he published as the "Airfix" set leaned heavily on our club rules, originally written by Steve Tulk. I still remember games played back in those days where those in the know used open-order light cavalry to strip away skirmishers. What goes around comes around.... 


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 13 January 2014, 09:17:06 PM
Two posts this time:

POST 130: More Based Pendraken Hungarians
POST 131: Varnishing


www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost130.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost130.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 13 January 2014, 09:25:01 PM
Terrific again Michael !  :-bd
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 13 January 2014, 09:32:13 PM
Very true points with the varnish.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Hertsblue on 14 January 2014, 11:05:23 AM
Totally agree with the Vallejo varnish. Best matt varnish I've come across to date. It also doesn't react with the paint underneath - originally another reason for painting on a gloss coat before the matt layer.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 14 January 2014, 11:46:40 AM
Totally agree with the Vallejo varnish. Best matt varnish I've come across to date. It also doesn't react with the paint underneath - originally another reason for painting on a gloss coat before the matt layer.

That's good to know, Ray. Thanks.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 18 January 2014, 08:26:43 PM
A couple of conversion attempts:

POSTS 132 & 133: Austrian Generals

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost132.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost132.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 18 January 2014, 08:43:40 PM
Great conversations. Nice, clean work. Watch out Phil! :D


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 18 January 2014, 09:08:35 PM
Credit where credit's due !!!
Good job Michael. 8)
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 18 January 2014, 09:18:08 PM
You're too kind because the first hat is going for the chop.  :P


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 22 January 2014, 12:42:33 PM
I've done some more conversions. I've posted a couple up on the Blog:

POST 134 : More Austrian Generals

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost134.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost134.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 22 January 2014, 05:24:18 PM
Love the conversion. Simple and effective!

Edit tied Czech the iPad spell chequer is weirded


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 22 January 2014, 06:42:32 PM
Look good to me Michael.
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Hertsblue on 23 January 2014, 09:15:17 AM
Like the man with the telescope, Michael. Nice little conversion.  :-bd


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 23 January 2014, 03:29:36 PM
Thank you, gents! And for the 'conversations' about the conversions, lemmey! I'm looking forward to painting my putty madness.

The smallest unit in the project returns to the 1809 Blog!

POST 135: Based Carneville Freikorps Infantry

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost135.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost135.htm)

Cheers, Michael

Please reload pages if any images look out of place as I have been having exporting/publishing software issues since Post 123. Thanks.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Steve J on 23 January 2014, 03:39:27 PM
I really LIKE those 8).


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 23 January 2014, 05:05:49 PM
Those are great! 8)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 23 January 2014, 05:58:22 PM
Splendid Michael !
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: nikharwood on 23 January 2014, 09:39:30 PM
Those are superbly done  8)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Hertsblue on 24 January 2014, 11:00:02 AM
They're splendid, Michael, if a little forlorn. The "log" is particularly effective.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 24 January 2014, 04:12:08 PM
Thank you, gentlemen!

Back doing 10mm flags:

POST 136 : Austrian Flags

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost136.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost136.htm)

Cheers, Michael

Links may not work on this page. I will have a break from posting on my Blog while I try to sort out the publishing issues.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 24 January 2014, 04:41:49 PM
If those come out nicely Michael, they should look spectacular !
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 24 January 2014, 06:55:39 PM
Love them!

But surely with the longevity of flags it would be 'until worn out or captured by the French'!?


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: nikharwood on 24 January 2014, 11:38:03 PM
Love them!

But surely with the longevity of flags it would be 'until worn out or captured by the French'!?

 :D


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 05 February 2014, 12:27:29 AM
Love them!

But surely with the longevity of flags it would be 'until worn out or captured by the French'!?

Thanks! And, yes, as they say, if Napoleonic battles had been won by count of captured flags, the French would have won Waterloo.

Three new posts are up on the Blog:

POSTS 137-139

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost137.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost137.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 05 February 2014, 12:30:13 AM
Also, for anyone interested, there's another OOB in the 1809 Knapsack.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Hertsblue on 05 February 2014, 10:40:00 AM
Thanks! And, yes, as they say, if Napoleonic battles had been won by count of captured flags, the French would have won Waterloo.


Yes, Napoleon sneakily cut down the number of eagles his units carried - so there weren't that many there to be captured. There are a couple in the National Army Museum in London if you're ever down this way.

 


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 05 February 2014, 10:59:45 AM
And Ensign Ewart's in Edinburgh Castle.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 04 March 2014, 03:35:34 PM
POST 140 : One of my printed Austrian flags on a figure.
and
POST 141 : Austrian general and staff officer conversion not finished in time for the painting competition, but there's still next year!

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost140.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost140.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Ithoriel on 04 March 2014, 03:47:26 PM
Post 140

Michael Scott! If there is one thing worse than a beautifully painted figure of a quality I can't hope to match it's the painter going "Oh dear! This didn't quite work!"  :P

So, the flag didn't drape quite as intended. What? The Austrians never fought if there was a stiff breeze blowing?  :-\

Beautiful job, as ever!!



Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 04 March 2014, 04:39:58 PM
Superb !
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Hertsblue on 05 March 2014, 11:37:39 AM
Don't think I've ever got the two sides of a flag to match exactly, Michael, in forty years of trying. Looks pretty good to me. :-bd


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 05 March 2014, 12:04:56 PM
Very nice indeed. 8)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Steve J on 05 March 2014, 01:13:01 PM
Great work Michael 8). I love the map in the first general's hand :).


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Subedai on 07 March 2014, 04:35:29 PM
I hold you entirely responsible for my reduced painted output over the last couple of days. That blog of yours is amazing. Filled with little snippets of information on 'How I did this' this is why that happened. Riveting stuff.
Just one question -hopefully no-one has asked before- when do we get to see the terrain?

Excellent. Keep going.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 08 March 2014, 11:57:16 AM
Post 140

Michael Scott! If there is one thing worse than a beautifully painted figure of a quality I can't hope to match it's the painter going "Oh dear! This didn't quite work!"  :P

So, the flag didn't drape quite as intended. What? The Austrians never fought if there was a stiff breeze blowing?  :-\

Beautiful job, as ever!!

Just trying to Flag Dude my 10mm.   ;D


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Hertsblue on 08 March 2014, 12:05:43 PM
Just trying to Flag Dude my 10mm.   ;D

As wargames services get ever more specialised are we likely to see "Tin Button Connoiseur" or "Epaulet Fringe Fancier"?


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 08 March 2014, 12:07:37 PM
Great work Michael 8). I love the map in the first general's hand :).

Thanks for that, Steve. The idea is that it's folded over behind the half that can be seen. There's more detail in that pic than in the earlier post. A monochrome map seems harder to represent than a modern coloured map!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 08 March 2014, 12:27:10 PM
I hold you entirely responsible for my reduced painted output over the last couple of days. That blog of yours is amazing. Filled with little snippets of information on 'How I did this' this is why that happened. Riveting stuff.
Just one question -hopefully no-one has asked before- when do we get to see the terrain?

Excellent. Keep going.

Funny you should ask that. I got inspired to get on with some terrain at the beginning of February, just when I should have been thinking more about the painting competition! I was very fortunate to win some excellent 10mm buildings in the Painting Competition through the generosity of Total Battle Minis. I've ordered some more so hopefully Essling Village (version 2, 3 or 4) will be completed soon enough. If you go to the Blog Index www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809index.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809index.htm) you'll see there are plenty of terrain items. My Big Plan is to put it all together by starting at one side of the battlefield and work across. At least, that's the plan!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Subedai on 09 March 2014, 07:53:19 PM
My fault, I didn't phrase the question properly. I saw those as I was going through the blog but what I meant was for pics of all the terrain together with the figs on your boards as per map.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 09 March 2014, 10:12:45 PM
Sorry, no, not yet but things should start coming together soon.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 09 March 2014, 11:29:49 PM
Great, love to see that terrain when it's done!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 12 March 2014, 02:43:42 AM
More putty dabbling:

POST 142 : A 10mm Napoleonic Infantryman in Fatigue Cap

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost142.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost142.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Hertsblue on 12 March 2014, 10:16:40 AM
Yes, just the thing to break up all those monotonous rows of shakos. Brown or beige shako-covers also add a bit of variety, I find. Nice little model, Michael.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 12 March 2014, 10:26:07 AM
Cool conversions


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 12 March 2014, 10:36:20 AM
Great work Michael !!
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 23 March 2014, 01:30:44 AM
Thank you, gentlemen!

A couple of posts relating to the Painting Competition, one of which has been up for a while:

POSTS 143 & 144

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost143.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost143.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 23 March 2014, 08:08:54 AM
Lovely work, as always, Michael.....
Look forward to seeing those buildings painted.
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 23 March 2014, 08:18:18 AM
Nice one!

Just a hint, put the TBM buildings through the dishwasher first, occasionally you get a building where the paint flakes off. A base coat of pva mixed with paint helps too!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Hertsblue on 23 March 2014, 10:44:13 AM
Yes, I like the idea of a custom made village base. It knits the buildings together very neatly.  :-bd


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 23 March 2014, 11:12:28 AM
Thanks!

Just a hint, put the TBM buildings through the dishwasher first, occasionally you get a building where the paint flakes off. A base coat of pva mixed with paint helps too!

I have one of those dishwashers where you stand in front of a sink.  ;D


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Hertsblue on 24 March 2014, 10:11:17 AM
Thanks!

I have one of those dishwashers where you stand in front of a sink.  ;D

They work too, provided you're careful.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: petercooman on 25 March 2014, 07:01:46 AM
Thanks!

I have one of those dishwashers where you stand in front of a sink.  ;D

I can stand in front of the sink too while the dishwasher is runing too    :P :P :P :P


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 28 March 2014, 09:14:27 PM
The opening salvo of another one of those Grand Plans:

POST 145

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost145.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost145.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: marie on 28 March 2014, 11:19:24 PM
Fantastic, I got so hooked, I have been googling N gauge train sets all night,
dunno how I get one in my suitcase though....Doh, last time I built a train layout was 1982 for my son in ho scale..
that was a great challenge....


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 28 March 2014, 11:42:09 PM
Hi Marie, nice to hear from you.

Start with flexible track, it's great. It's so much easier to fit in with your plans and your suitcase! You don't have to bother with straights and curves. Can be cut with snippers. I got a quantity cheap on eBay. Mind you, I'm only interested in static trains for WW1.

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 28 March 2014, 11:47:16 PM
BTW, that was the 500th reply on this topic! Thanks to everyone who has contributed! It would still be great to hear from even more fellow 1809ers.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: marie on 29 March 2014, 12:14:38 AM
Cheers Wee...i will look


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Hertsblue on 29 March 2014, 11:57:04 AM
Railways in 1809 - have I missed something?  :o


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 29 March 2014, 12:47:06 PM
They were around since the 14th century, just without steam engines! ;)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 08 April 2014, 01:30:04 AM
A couple of islands that took a surprising amount of research:

POSTS 146, 147 and 148

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost146.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost146.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 08 April 2014, 01:42:38 AM
Great work on the island old chap.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 08 April 2014, 01:51:24 AM
Thanks! Time to call it a night!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: paulr on 08 April 2014, 06:20:39 AM
Very very very impressive   :-bd :-bd :-bd


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 08 April 2014, 07:55:35 AM
Very, very impressive Michael.  :-bd :-bd :-bd
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Hertsblue on 08 April 2014, 08:31:22 AM
Looks good, Michael, but where are the troops going to go?  :-\


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 08 April 2014, 11:19:16 AM
Just by removing a tree base and substituting a fieldworks base or placing the troops where the tree base was. The islands are totally wooded but if defining the area is an issue the tree base can be replaced by a flat hex base for the figures to stand on while maintaining the outline of the area terrain.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Leman on 09 April 2014, 12:43:38 PM
Now that's what I call terrain!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 22 April 2014, 06:55:21 PM
Five posts about the 24th Chasseurs Cheval:

POSTS 149-153

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost149.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost149.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 22 April 2014, 07:13:30 PM
Absolutely excellent Michael !!  =D> :-bd
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 22 April 2014, 07:14:46 PM
Very nice work, love the attentions to details. Good work fella!  :-bd


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Hertsblue on 23 April 2014, 10:33:33 AM
Good work, as always, Michael. As Lemmey says, the attention to detail is remarkable.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 23 April 2014, 11:50:40 AM
Thanks, gentlemen!  :)  Yeah, why should the 28mm guys have all the fun?  :)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: petercooman on 23 April 2014, 07:34:12 PM
Good job!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: jwebster on 12 May 2014, 09:03:33 PM

Hi Michael - I have been enjoying your blog/well organised web page and will probably be heading down the same 1809 route (armies, not a fancy blog).

I would like to ask a painting question.

Many of the Austrians have a flower shaped gold pattern on the blue trousers (I am sure it has a name but I forget it).

How do you paint that ?

Thanks

John


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 13 May 2014, 07:53:40 AM
As that was your first post, John...Welcome to the forum.
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 13 May 2014, 08:45:47 AM
Hello John!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: smokie gunner on 13 May 2014, 04:50:10 PM
Great blog, Michael.
I'm going to be sure to tune in on it from time to time.

Rob  :)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 13 May 2014, 05:27:38 PM
Hi Michael - I have been enjoying your blog/well organised web page and will probably be heading down the same 1809 route (armies, not a fancy blog).

I would like to ask a painting question.

Many of the Austrians have a flower shaped gold pattern on the blue trousers (I am sure it has a name but I forget it).

How do you paint that ?

Thanks

John


Hi John,

Thanks for posting on the Pendraken Forum! And thanks for reading the Blog!

The Austrian knot (of Hungarian origin) I paint gold/bronze for the officers and dark yellow (to tone down the yellow to simulate the blank-and-yellow lace) for other ranks.

http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost48.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost48.htm)

I basically paint a line with three dots at the end (in triangular formation). Then paint one (or more) smaller blue dot in the centre of the triangle of dots. If I have the time and inclination, I paint a blue line down the middle of the gold/yellow line but rarely.

Way back when I trialed my first grenz infantryman, I painted the knot as yellow dots without finishing off with a blue central dot. I also had a go painting black-and-yellow lace on the shako but thought just dark yellow was just about fine.

http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost36 (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost36)

My favourite yellow for blank-and-yellow lace is Foundrys Lemon Shade 1A. I should say that close-ups of the knots especially with the shine of the paint don't show up in the photos as they appear on the tabletop.

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 13 May 2014, 05:32:15 PM
Great blog, Michael.
I'm going to be sure to tune in on it from time to time.

Rob  :)

Thanks Rob! Feedback welcome! I've just started another blog, if WW1 desert warfare is of interest.

http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,9923.0.html (http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,9923.0.html)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: jwebster on 13 May 2014, 09:24:19 PM
Thanks for all the welcomes guys.

Michael - thanks - it sounds very simple - the effect of the gold knots is really good and I am sure it looks better in person

Thanks

John



Hi John,

Thanks for posting on the Pendraken Forum! And thanks for reading the Blog!

The Austrian knot (of Hungarian origin) I paint gold/bronze for the officers and dark yellow (to tone down the yellow to simulate the blank-and-yellow lace) for other ranks.

http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost48.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost48.htm)

I basically paint a line with three dots at the end (in triangular formation). Then paint one (or more) smaller blue dot in the centre of the triangle of dots. If I have the time and inclination, I paint a blue line down the middle of the gold/yellow line but rarely.

Way back when I trialed my first grenz infantryman, I painted the knot as yellow dots without finishing off with a blue central dot. I also had a go painting black-and-yellow lace on the shako but thought just dark yellow was just about fine.

http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost36 (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost36)

My favourite yellow for blank-and-yellow lace is Foundrys Lemon Shade 1A. I should say that close-ups of the knots especially with the shine of the paint don't show up in the photos as they appear on the tabletop.

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Derek H on 14 May 2014, 05:35:27 PM
What you need is an RSS feed.   :)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 14 May 2014, 08:18:58 PM
Derek, I'll see if I can get a widget that works with my software but it'll take time that I'd rather spend on getting ready for Lard Day.  ;)  Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: marie on 27 May 2014, 11:55:19 PM
i got my train set, yeah.....its on its way........... 8)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 28 May 2014, 12:43:43 AM
i got my train set, yeah.....its on its way........... 8)

 :-bd  8)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 22 August 2014, 01:31:16 PM
It's been a while, so it's time for an excuse:

POST 154

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost154.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost154.htm)

The small square at the top of the house isn't a window, by the way, but a hole to allow water to drain off the flat roof.

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Fenton on 22 August 2014, 01:52:25 PM
Very nice work

Always good when you can buildings and terrain to do multiple periods


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Steve J on 22 August 2014, 04:40:15 PM
Quote
Always good when you can buildings and terrain to do multiple periods

Lack of storage space means that this is essential for me.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 22 August 2014, 05:59:33 PM
Never do anything twice if you can do it once, that's my motto  :)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 23 August 2014, 12:05:30 AM
Baden Light Dragoons:

POST 155

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost155.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost155.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 23 August 2014, 12:09:42 AM
Good to see you back in the world of colour old chap! I hope they break a square soon!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 23 August 2014, 12:20:59 AM
 :-bd   :)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: paulr on 23 August 2014, 06:58:34 AM
 :-bd =D> :-bd =D> :-bd

as always  ;)

I'm still very much in the land of Khaki


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Steve J on 23 August 2014, 07:33:08 AM
Lovely and they should stand ot on the battelfield 8).


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 23 August 2014, 07:35:40 AM
Terrific work, once again, Michael !  :-bd
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Leman on 23 August 2014, 08:49:15 AM
What great looking figures. Excellent.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 23 August 2014, 11:46:48 AM
Many thanks, gentlemen!

Post 155: Realised I didn't use the correct cuff terminology so I've amended the relevant text.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: RoyWilliamson on 27 August 2014, 01:26:41 PM
Jaw-droppingly good example of a personal website-cum-blog. Brilliant!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 27 August 2014, 01:47:50 PM
Thank you, you plain-speaking Yorkshireman! from a waffley Scotsman :D


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 01 September 2014, 02:11:31 AM
More of Napoleon's German cavalry!

POST 156 Hessian Garde-Chevaulegers:

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost156.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost156.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: paulr on 01 September 2014, 06:14:18 AM
 :-bd =D> :-bd =D> :-bd

Stunning as always, good to see you managed to do all the conversions before painting this time ;)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 01 September 2014, 07:55:54 AM
Lovely !!  :-bd =D> :-bd =D> :-bd
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 01 September 2014, 08:52:28 AM
Marvellous work, dark and brooding. Brilliant. 8)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Hertsblue on 01 September 2014, 10:43:04 AM
Nice to see you back on the true religion, Michael. And, yes, those little devils are hard to resist.  :-bd


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Steve J on 01 September 2014, 11:23:57 AM
Excellent and so colourful 8).


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Leman on 01 September 2014, 12:02:22 PM
Lovely stuff. A real inspiration.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: nikharwood on 01 September 2014, 10:20:37 PM
Beautifully done  8)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 03 September 2014, 01:34:39 PM
Thanks for all the encouraging kind words, gents!

With Summer spent on my WW1 project, it's not a surprise that after only three Summer posts my blog is broadcasting that it's Autumn already. Check out the Pendraken-flavoured Autumn banner! And poor old Dedovich!

POST 157

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost157.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost157.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 03 September 2014, 02:51:53 PM
 8)
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: nikharwood on 03 September 2014, 04:09:08 PM
I feel colder already  ;)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 03 September 2014, 06:48:18 PM
Marvellous Michael. 8)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Leman on 03 September 2014, 08:32:13 PM
Is that his title now? Very alliterative.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: paulr on 03 September 2014, 08:43:46 PM
 :-bd =D> :-bd =D> :-bd

Marvellously marvelous Michael  ;D



Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mollinary on 03 September 2014, 08:50:20 PM
:-bd =D> :-bd =D> :-bd

Marvellously marvelous Michael  ;D

May I?    Minutely Meticulous Michael!  :D

Mollinary


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 17 September 2014, 06:34:09 PM
meh

No, seriously, I appreciate all affectionate alliterations.



I am guilty of the cardinal sin of Napoleonic wargaming: POST 158

& POST 159


www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost158.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost158.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 17 September 2014, 07:34:13 PM
Might make massive machinations move mightily marvellously Michael.

Or

Like the skirmishers and rules ideas, a lot.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Steve J on 17 September 2014, 08:06:54 PM
Those skirmishers look great but I fear the foliage would not last long in my hands :(.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 17 September 2014, 08:21:01 PM
My reasoning is that they're no more of a worry than 10mm bayonets and flag-staffs.  :)  In fact, they should still look ok squished.  :D


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: paulr on 17 September 2014, 08:58:46 PM
 :-bd =D> :-bd =D> :-bd
Marvelous markers Michael ;)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Leman on 18 September 2014, 07:46:39 AM
Very inspirational stuff.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Hertsblue on 18 September 2014, 08:38:24 AM
Skirmishers in the Napoleonic period are a thorny problem for rule-writers. In some rulesets they stand like an iron wall between the enemy and the line, whilst in others they seem to be almost an afterthought. In Napoleon's army they were an important factor in any attack (as was the flying artillery that accompanied them) but their effect - like that of the column of assault - was far more moral than physical. That's what makes assigning them a value so tricky. Certainly, any player that fails to use them (or oppose them) should pay the penalty, but to what extent? I'd be interested to hear your theories - without giving away any proprietory secrets, of course.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 18 September 2014, 11:46:23 AM
Luckily, in a way, my rules are only for the Franco-Austrian War of 1809 so I only have to contend with the combatants of that war. The skirmish screen is perhaps not as celebrated in accounts as it was in other wars. Id like skirmishers in my rules to make the impact that they appeared to make in this war. (Im skirting about here not mentioning British and Peninsula. Hence, why I began with the word luckily.)

The plan is that skirmishers not whole units in open order will only have an effect if you out-skirmish your opponent on the roll of a die based on an infantry units nationality, troop type (limited to lights or otherwise) and unit size. Only one of two opposing units can have a skirmish marker at any one time. This can be contested every turn. If both units have a marker, they cancel each other out and are both removed.

To replicate the skirmish screen, opponents fire is negatively modified. To replicate the skirmishers ability to pick off select opponents, any 6s thrown by the parent unit produce positive opportunities. Since were talking small-battalions-big-battles rules, a somewhat extended effective musket range takes into effect that skirmishers are active ahead of the unit. An infantry unit without a skirmish marker will benefit from this if nothing else.

We hear a lot about high-ranking officers joining units in 1809. This could make a unit very determined in holding, for example, a congested bridgehead. The skirmish rules would allow, in a purposefully roundabout way, the chance of reducing the defenders resolution not by force of numbers in a tight spot but by a certain amount of luck.

Some big-battle rules do away with skirmishers. Others do away with small arms fire entirely. I want both to be a part of my games.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: paulr on 18 September 2014, 08:52:39 PM
Interesting thoughts

Its the first time I've ever heard the campaign called the "Franco-Austrian War of 1809", I had to read that twice  ;D  It does bring into focus the differences of the "wars" of the era


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 19 September 2014, 02:12:22 AM
My interests go beyond the battles along the Danube, the so-called Danube Campaign. The Franco-Austrian War of 1809 is how John Gill refers to the war France and her allies fought against the Austrians in Germany, Austria, Italy, Poland, Dalmatia and Hungary in 1809. Gill is right as Napoleonic Wars is plural because it was a series of wars. We don't talk about the Peninsular campaign, after all.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Hertsblue on 19 September 2014, 08:55:22 AM

Some big-battle rules do away with skirmishers. Others do away with small arms fire entirely. I want both to be a part of my games.

My rules do away with the distinction between musketry and melee (since I'm not convinced the latter actually occurred that often outside of assaults on defended localities) and refer simply to "combat". I do however fight skirmish line versus skirmish line as separate entities, to encourage players to field them. Obviously there has to be some limit on the number of skirmishers deployed - typically one company per battalion engaged - otherwise we would see whole divisions in skirmish order. But my rules are designed for single corps actions, so I can possibly afford slightly more complication.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 22 September 2014, 01:01:24 AM
I imagine you then have some sort of zone of control or pinning rule when musket-armed units come near to one another?


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 22 September 2014, 01:04:02 AM
How many dice do you need for a new project?

POST 160

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost160.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost160.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 22 September 2014, 01:07:50 AM
I appear to have been promoted to Lieutenant Colonel. I demand a French or Austrian rank! None of this British nonsense!  :D


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: paulr on 22 September 2014, 05:59:40 AM
Congratulations Oberstleutnant ;) ;)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 22 September 2014, 07:05:03 AM
Congratulations Michael! 8)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: ianrs54 on 22 September 2014, 07:51:07 AM
No satisfying some people.

ianS


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 22 September 2014, 08:05:52 AM
You know Minibits do rather good dice frames? ;)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 22 September 2014, 12:01:11 PM
I've had a pack of Leon's 5mm dice frames for a while now. I plan to design something slightly different, says this Oberstleutnant.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Rob on 22 September 2014, 03:44:03 PM
Hi Michael,

Keep up the good work. The site gets better and better.  :)

Just a note of caution on using dice as casualty recorders. Heed or ignore as you wish, but your line of thought with 10mm casualty recording is the same route I went down. I have however found a draw back with it during play. With the cut and thrust of the battle units are moved and dice are left behind. :o Also the indiscipline of players comes out and casualty dice are sometimes inadvertantly picked up and used for other game purposes.  :-\

I have resolved to partially solve this by using wounded markers, but there isn't any completly suitable figures available.


Cheers, Rob   :)  :)



Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Leman on 22 September 2014, 04:34:03 PM
Congratulations on promotion Michael.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: fred. on 22 September 2014, 05:22:29 PM
Regarding dice as markers for casualties, we use this method a lot in our games and there are a few things that you can do to help keep the markers as markers, as with the right unit.

Use small dice (like Michael has in his photo) then everyone knows these are casualty markers, also most people don't like rolling these dice as they are so small.

Use dice frames - either on their own small bases, or better still attached directly to the base of multi based troops, or attached to the back of the movement tray. This has two benefits, keeping the dice from getting knocked over so you know the right value, and keeping the dice moving with the unit.

We have used casualty figures, and while these look good, they do have the problem of getting left behind when a unit is moved.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: nikharwood on 26 September 2014, 10:30:25 PM
Nice dice. I think my dice fetish is a big part of why I'm a wargamer  ;D


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 27 September 2014, 12:19:15 AM
Nice dice. I think my dice fetish is a big part of why I'm a wargamer  ;D

I know what you mean. I really do like matching the dice to the game  ;D


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Hertsblue on 27 September 2014, 04:34:44 PM
I imagine you then have some sort of zone of control or pinning rule when musket-armed units come near to one another?

Yes, a formed infantry unit's combat zone extends 200mm to its front and 30 degrees either side of its flanks in a sort of rhombus. Skirmishers aren't allowed in their parent unit's  combat zone and must drop off to the flanks when the zone nears formed enemy troops.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: nikharwood on 28 September 2014, 11:32:16 PM
I know what you mean. I really do like matching the dice to the game  ;D

Ah, jolly good. It's not just me then  :D


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 13 November 2014, 02:09:45 AM
Returning to gaming after that thing called Work, I bought myself something Treemendus:

POST 161

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost161.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost161.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: paulr on 13 November 2014, 03:49:12 AM
Will be interesting to see what you make of these  ;)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 13 November 2014, 07:18:20 AM
Agreed.
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Leman on 13 November 2014, 07:57:32 AM
Thanks for the heads up on that Michael. I do like to have good looking terrain in my games.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 13 November 2014, 09:34:04 PM
13th Chasseurs:

POST 162

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost162.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost162.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 13 November 2014, 09:45:24 PM
Very special !
Love 'em ! :-bd
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 13 November 2014, 11:34:42 PM
Great work Michael.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: paulr on 14 November 2014, 03:29:06 AM
 :-bd =D> :-bd =D> :-bd

Marvelous Michael  ;)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Leman on 14 November 2014, 08:30:32 AM
Lovely stuff  ;)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Steve J on 14 November 2014, 03:11:44 PM
Wow :o :o :o. Just lovely work 8).


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 14 November 2014, 05:00:10 PM
Thanks, guys!

Just when I was saying that for a change he might as well be blonde:

POST 163

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost163.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost163.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 14 November 2014, 05:10:47 PM
Excellent !! :-bd
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 14 November 2014, 07:48:59 PM
I think surviving until you were 40 in a front line regiment is pretty impressive, like the moustache and his non blondness!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Ben Waterhouse on 14 November 2014, 08:05:33 PM
It get's better and better.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: paulr on 14 November 2014, 08:41:56 PM
Sideburns look good  ;)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 14 November 2014, 08:54:08 PM
Thank you, gentlemen!

I didn't think the photos were very good so I've changed them. Hope these ones are better! Remember to press Refresh if you've already had a look.

POST 163

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost163.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost163.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 18 November 2014, 05:24:31 PM
French light cavalry brigade:

POST 164

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost164.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost164.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 18 November 2014, 05:29:08 PM
A lovely brigade, well done sir. you should be proud of those.

I look forwards to seeing the other 6000 figures based up soon!  ;) ;D


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: paulr on 18 November 2014, 06:53:14 PM
 :-bd =D> :-bd =D>

Very very nice.  Where is Bruyre?


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mollinary on 18 November 2014, 08:16:28 PM
Lovely painting, this is a truly inspirational project!   A question from a flag/standard geek. I notice that you have different pole colours for your eagles, one black, one brown.  Is there a reason for this?  I had thought (although I cannot recall what led me to this!) that the poles were blue.

Mollinary.  :-bd :-bd :-bd


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 18 November 2014, 08:26:34 PM
That's what I thought too Andrew.
Dark blue velvet...  ;D


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 18 November 2014, 08:55:18 PM
 :-bd :-bd :-bd
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 18 November 2014, 10:40:47 PM
A lovely brigade, well done sir. you should be proud of those.

I look forwards to seeing the other 6000 figures based up soon!  ;) ;D

I do, too  :D  But I don't think it'll be any time soon  :)

:-bd =D> :-bd =D>

Very very nice.  Where is Bruyre?

He was a General of Brigade. I'm going to include corps and some division commanders (in my homebrew rules) but not GdeB. However, the colonels are there for eye-candy so there's no reason why a GdeB couldn't find himself on a base. But (sob) there are no Pendraken French generals anyhoo.

Lovely painting, this is a truly inspirational project!   A question from a flag/standard geek. I notice that you have different pole colours for your eagles, one black, one brown.  Is there a reason for this?  I had thought (although I cannot recall what led me to this!) that the poles were blue.

Mollinary.  :-bd :-bd :-bd

It may have been the case for the later Empire period and the tricolour flags but for the early Empire perhaps the best reference is David's painting which you can see in my Post 85. Following his painting, I painted the flag poles one red and the other blue (not black and brown :D ). Have a look at Post 152. However, David's painting leaves me wondering why the blue of his flags is not the dark blue so often used for French flags by wargamers   :-\  See my Post 86.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Leman on 19 November 2014, 09:18:30 AM
Great stuff.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mollinary on 19 November 2014, 12:06:34 PM

It may have been the case for the later Empire period and the tricolour flags but for the early Empire perhaps the best reference is David's painting which you can see in my Post 85. Following his painting, I painted the flag poles one red and the other blue (not black and brown :D ). Have a look at Post 152. However, David's painting leaves me wondering why the blue of his flags is not the dark blue so often used for French flags by wargamers   :-\  See my Post 86.

Thanks WW, very interesting!

Mollinary


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 19 November 2014, 12:47:58 PM
Organising French light cavalry:

POST 165

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost165.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost165.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Leman on 19 November 2014, 01:58:35 PM
They look good and I particularly like the groundwork.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 19 November 2014, 02:54:48 PM
That makes a lot if sense.
Nice groupings. 8)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 19 November 2014, 03:03:07 PM
VERY  8)
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Steve J on 19 November 2014, 03:46:19 PM
Oh I like those a lot 8).


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 20 November 2014, 12:39:02 AM
Thanks, gentlemen!

Ideas for Disorder Markers:

POST 166

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost166.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost166.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 20 November 2014, 07:00:04 AM
Nice work.
Shell explosions always add something to a base.
 I often spray a large blob of cotton wool black, break it up into smaller blobs, base it, then stretch it so the white shows, spray that with varnish and it will set it nicely as an explosion.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 20 November 2014, 07:22:57 AM
I like those lots, Michael.
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 20 November 2014, 12:10:10 PM
Nice work.
Shell explosions always add something to a base.
 I often spray a large blob of cotton wool black, break it up into smaller blobs, base it, then stretch it so the white shows, spray that with varnish and it will set it nicely as an explosion.

Sounds good.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Leman on 20 November 2014, 01:11:32 PM
Great idea for markers - could well imitate.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Hertsblue on 23 November 2014, 11:53:33 AM
Can I suggest aquarium floss as a better substitute for cotton wool? Much more "wispy".


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 23 November 2014, 04:47:01 PM
Never tried that. I use various grades of wire wool. Good starting colour and holds its shape.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 24 November 2014, 02:20:02 PM
Thought I'd slip in another Disorder Marker:

POST 167

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost167.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost167.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 24 November 2014, 06:04:12 PM
Moving swiftly on,

French Hussar Dilemma:

POST 168

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost168.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost168.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: paulr on 24 November 2014, 06:41:49 PM
Thought I'd slip in another Disorder Marker:

POST 167

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost167.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost167.htm)

Cheers, Michael

Remember the horse is only "resting", limits problems with the animal rights lobby ;)

 :-bd =D> :-bd =D> :-bd

As always


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 24 November 2014, 06:46:14 PM
Noanimalswerehurtintheproductionofthisbattle...


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 24 November 2014, 07:51:02 PM
Two excellent 'pages' ....as always, Michael.  :-bd
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 24 November 2014, 08:13:24 PM
Remember the horse is only "resting", limits problems with the animal rights lobby ;)

I agree. I tried to avoid quoting the catalogue: "Dead horse markers". Perhaps could be changed to "Horse Casualty Marker x 5"?


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 25 November 2014, 02:42:45 PM
Starting some more Essling terrain:

POST 169

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost169.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost169.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 25 November 2014, 05:06:45 PM
Nice mappage, interesting post regarding the Hussars, what do you intend to do about them? :-\


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Rob on 29 November 2014, 12:14:24 PM
Hi Michael,

The blog just goes from strength to strength.  :)

A great deal of your work would fit well in the pages of Wargame magazines. Perhaps a way to make money to buy more troops.  :-\


Cheers, Rob  :)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 29 November 2014, 02:09:30 PM
Thanks, Rob, very kind of you to say so.

I'd be up for that and any design work too, thanks ;D.
I'm not sure how interested the big boys are in my antics, though. I've only ever seen one link to my site - on TMP to a  comparison of 10mm figures page.

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Gazza on 09 December 2014, 01:54:43 PM
I've just found both your blogs and would like to express my admiration for your excellent work. I'm probably doing a WW1 Middle East project next year, but am still not sure whether to plump for 10 or 15mm.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 09 December 2014, 02:50:41 PM
I've just found both your blogs and would like to express my admiration for your excellent work. I'm probably doing a WW1 Middle East project next year, but am still not sure whether to plump for 10 or 15mm.

Thanks, Gazza! I've replied over on my WW1 Blog topic:

http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,9923.150.html (http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,9923.150.html)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 18 December 2014, 09:30:37 PM
A load of blurb in a couple of posts:

(There'll be pics of figures soon, I promise!)

POST 170

(This post has been up for a while.)

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost170.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost170.htm)

Also, New Figures!

POST 171

I discovered the answer to the question I posed in this topic last year:

www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,8848.0.html (http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,8848.0.html)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Leman on 18 December 2014, 11:29:15 PM
Good find Michael. Merry Christmas.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: paulr on 18 December 2014, 11:38:00 PM
They have found a good home  ;) :)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 19 December 2014, 03:02:32 AM
Thanks, guys!

I'm brushing on the primer now!

POST 172

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost172.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost172.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 19 December 2014, 06:46:39 AM
Useful post, thank you.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 19 December 2014, 07:33:11 AM
Very interesting, Michael.
Didn't know that type of thing was available.....Or is it relatively new ?
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: paulr on 19 December 2014, 08:37:57 AM
Interesting, might also be useful where you miss a bit when spraying... :-\


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 19 December 2014, 02:52:57 PM
Very interesting, Michael.
Didn't know that type of thing was available.....Or is it relatively new ?
Cheers - Phil

There I was thinking I was the last to know!

www.acrylicosvallejo.com/en_US/primers/family/22 (http://www.acrylicosvallejo.com/en_US/primers/family/22)

www.militarymodelling.com/forums/postings.asp?th=52607 (http://www.militarymodelling.com/forums/postings.asp?th=52607)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 19 December 2014, 03:21:18 PM
There I was thinking I was the last to know!
Cheers, Michael

Good grief....No.....Being the last to know ?.....That's my job, Michael.  ;)
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Steve J on 19 December 2014, 03:24:45 PM
Hmmm, might check this out for those odd jobs that only require one or two firgures to be primed.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 19 December 2014, 09:08:34 PM
Very useful for that. Also, sometimes I add the odd bit of putty to a figure that I've already started painting. The brush-on primer is perfect for spot priming.

Talking of which, here are my first painted AIM figures (primed with brush-on primer):

POST 173

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost173-0.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost173-0.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 19 December 2014, 09:52:48 PM
Brilliant, yet again, Michael ! :-bd
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: paulr on 19 December 2014, 10:23:14 PM
 :-bd =D> :-bd =D> :-bd

Magnificent Michael, just how quickly did you paint up those 12 figures, you only posted about the AIM figures yesterday :o



Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Leman on 19 December 2014, 11:00:59 PM
Excellent way of expanding poses. Always use brush on primer myself nowadays. Didn't realise it came in other than black white and grey.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Hertsblue on 20 December 2014, 11:09:37 AM
Excellent, Michael - especially the faces. I must admit I'd never heard of AIM before (or am I looking at the initials of something I would recognise immediately?)  :-\


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Leman on 20 December 2014, 11:35:31 AM
I had some AIM ACW zouaves in my first attempt at 10mm FPW in the early 90s, but they were sold on. got back into 10mm FPW when the Pendraken range was remodelled.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 20 December 2014, 11:39:59 AM
Magnificent Michael, just how quickly did you paint up those 12 figures, you only posted about the AIM figures yesterday :o

Ain't no speed painting going on here  ;D

I got the figures sometime last week but posts have to wait for photographs to be taken.

Excellent way of expanding poses. Always use brush on primer myself nowadays. Didn't realise it came in other than black white and grey.

I'm not a fan of priming 10mm in black, white or grey so the Vallejo colours are great but always different in swatches and quite hard to find samples out of the bottle.

Excellent, Michael - especially the faces. I must admit I'd never heard of AIM before (or am I looking at the initials of something I would recognise immediately?)  :-\

AIM were manufactured by Tom Dyer who still holds the moulds in storage. I think they were produced under the MiniFigs banner. Their lead content suggests they slipped under the radar before the digital revolution was able to properly record their demise.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 20 December 2014, 11:41:51 AM
I had some AIM ACW zouaves in my first attempt at 10mm FPW in the early 90s, but they were sold on. got back into 10mm FPW when the Pendraken range was remodelled.

Early 90s sounds right.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 20 December 2014, 12:06:19 PM
Tom Dyer on TMP in 2007:

The AIM figure line is 10mm and is owned by GFI. Minifigs UK have the exclusive rights for Europe.

And in 2006:

Well, "I" like them! Why? Because the detail is there to paint; they are individually cast, are inexpensive (24 foot or 12 cav per pack for $4.95); and "I" like their looks when painted up.

Bad: I only have the Russians yet to get out. They need command. The designer has dropped off the face of the earth and finding someone to capture the style is being a tough job. This makes our offerings a bit slow to be added to at the moment.

I have had a ball doing conversions so we could get the Austrians out. Need to find the time to complete command for Austrian Cav, hussars and Russians.Look for us to redo our ACW packaging/molds/offerings later this year.

"I" feel that enough is out to start collecting and doing some battles with. I use several other companies in my armies, too (just like in other scales).


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 27 December 2014, 04:09:14 PM
A couple of French officers in a couple of posts:

POSTS 174 & 175

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost174.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost174.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 27 December 2014, 07:00:32 PM
Wow, cool sculpts Michael! Really look the part.
Nice combination of poses too.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: paulr on 28 December 2014, 03:25:24 AM
Two marvellous conversions Michael  :-bd =D> :-bd =D>


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 28 December 2014, 09:14:06 AM
Damn fine work, Michael.
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 30 December 2014, 01:28:56 AM
Thank you. gentlemen!

Figures now painted, also with a bit more putty modelling:

POST 176

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost176.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost176.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 30 December 2014, 07:19:35 AM
Top notch, again, that man !
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 30 December 2014, 08:04:31 AM
Very impressive again! 8)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Leman on 30 December 2014, 08:56:42 AM
Well-modelled and well-painted command figures really set off an army.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: goat major on 30 December 2014, 06:22:26 PM
Michael

I got some 1809 French and Austrians for Xmas to try out DBN. Being a napoleonic newbie I was searching round for some background on uniforms etc and came across your blog. I've got to say I'm bowled over by quality, presentation and focus that you have put into this. It's great to follow your progress, and is very helpful and inspirational for someone starting on this journey. Thank you ! And keep going please ! ;)

Simon


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 30 December 2014, 10:42:47 PM
Hi Simon. Thanks! It's comments like yours that do keep me going!

All my troop bases are the same size, just like DBN. 25mm square, though, unlike DBN.

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: paulr on 31 December 2014, 12:07:11 AM
I have alwo found both your blogs impressive and inspirational =D> =D> =D> =D>

Your Middle east blog is most relevant to my current project  ;)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 31 December 2014, 11:43:43 AM
Thanks, Paul! Apologies for neglecting the WW1 Blog. I've been a bit busy with Napoleonics since August. However as I enjoy both, neither are projects I plan to 'complete' any time soon!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Leon026 on 01 January 2015, 11:38:22 AM
Excellent work on resculpting the bicorne, and the finger pointing work is top notch.

I love the work.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 02 January 2015, 01:07:32 PM
Excellent work on resculpting the bicorne, and the finger pointing work is top notch.

I love the work.

Thanks, Leon!

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 06 January 2015, 03:48:39 PM
The New Year and the 3rd Anniversary of my 1809 Project!

A whole year gone by and no new shiny metal... a couple of posts:

POSTS 177 & 178

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost177.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost177.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: paulr on 06 January 2015, 06:09:28 PM
Post 177 is definitely thought provoking...

Quote
2014 had been a disappointing year for new 10mm Napoleonics...  hadnt been a single new release from any 10mm manufacturer.
:o :o :o

Quote
... that it was important to produce a list that reflected what could be realistically produced in the limited time (and in the even more limited time for painting the figures) before the bicentenary in June 2015.

It appears that the Waterloo bicentenary has been an opportunity missed by all the 10mm manufacturers :-\ :(


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 06 January 2015, 06:10:34 PM
Good thoughtful posts.
Amazing how quickly a year slips by...


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 06 January 2015, 09:14:08 PM
It appears that the Waterloo bicentenary has been an opportunity missed by all the 10mm manufacturers :-\ :(

There are at least three existing 10mm ranges of British Napoleonics: Old Glory, Magister Millitum, and the old Flashing Blade range produced by Si at Bend Sinister. My Blog contains examples of all three manufacturers' figures and I can appreciate why people would prefer to invest in a Pendraken range.

I'll hold up my hands and admit that my deepest and darkest thoughts  :d  are actually that any Waterloo figures just get in the way of me getting the 1809 French Guard and German Allies that I'm hungry to the point of starving for  ;D. But I happily spent a good amount of time and effort on making up the British and Prussian lists because I recognised and was willing to contribute albeit in a very small way to what is a once in a lifetime anniversary.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: paulr on 06 January 2015, 10:17:13 PM
I suspect most of us only have a very small inkling of how much is involved in putting a range together :-\

It does seem to take a long time from sculpts to release :-\

And we all know Techno et al take too long to get the sculpts done  ;D


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 07 January 2015, 07:44:32 AM
Cheek !!  :o :P ;)
(Made more figures in the last few months, than a lot of people will have painted.....Mumble, mumble, complain, sulk.  ;))
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: ianrs54 on 07 January 2015, 07:52:11 AM
Cheek !!  :o :P ;)
(Made more figures in the last few months, than a lot of people will have painted.....Mumble, mumble, complain, sulk.  ;))
Cheers - Phil

Only if they were doing huge scale ones - says one who just finished at least 150 6mm modern Egyptians in 4 days inculding 2 off.

WORK FASTER

IanS  ;)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 12 January 2015, 01:59:41 AM
French General of Division command base:

POST 179

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost179.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost179.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: paulr on 12 January 2015, 03:35:49 AM
A marvelously informative post Michael :)

And a marvelous vignette  ;) :)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 12 January 2015, 06:37:15 AM
Nice biography. :)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 12 January 2015, 07:21:54 AM
Excellent, as always ! :-bd
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 15 January 2015, 02:04:59 AM
Thank you, gentlemen!

Figures for Austrian Infantry Regiment No. 3 Erzherzog Karl:

POST 180

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost180.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost180.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: paulr on 15 January 2015, 03:49:19 AM
The re-enactors facing colours appear a little dark in 1:1 scale  ;)

Marvelous as always Michael

 :-bd =D> :-bd =D>


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 15 January 2015, 06:33:37 AM
Marvellous Michael.
Like the way the officer has got them wandering round in a pointless circle while he waits for orders! ;)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Steve J on 15 January 2015, 06:57:52 AM
Awesome!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Leman on 15 January 2015, 08:17:05 AM
As soon as I saw the photos I thought that they're not Pendraken. They look to have over indulged in the old wurst.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 15 January 2015, 12:26:57 PM
Great paint job !
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 15 January 2015, 12:48:23 PM
Thank you, gentlemen!

The re-enactors facing colours appear a little dark in 1:1 scale  ;)

Or perhaps a little lighter?

(http://www.ir3.at/pics/mitglieder_reini.jpg)

It's another of those 'French Olive Greens'. Written down, it's one thing. In reality, it may have been something else. I went for a darker rather than a lighter 'Sky Blue' because it matched the colour swatch I had for Austrian Sky Blue. The enactors appear to have gone for a range of colours - by accident or design. Perhaps battalion tailors had just the same problems getting uniforms to comform with expectations.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 15 January 2015, 12:51:24 PM
Marvellous Michael.
Like the way the officer has got them wandering round in a pointless circle while he waits for orders! ;)

I'm afraid that's the fault of the Napoleon of this project.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Hertsblue on 15 January 2015, 03:32:04 PM

It's another of those 'French Olive Greens'. Written down, it's one thing. In reality, it may have been something else. I went for a darker rather than a lighter 'Sky Blue' because it matched the colour swatch I had for Austrian Sky Blue. The enactors appear to have gone for a range of colours - by accident or design. Perhaps battalion tailors had just the same problems getting uniforms to comform with expectations.

Even these days different batches of dyed cloth of the same colour come up in different shades. That's why suppliers always recommend that if you want a matching set of anything (seat-covers, bedroom linen etc) you should always buy them from the same batch. How much worse must it have been 200 years ago?


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 15 January 2015, 05:12:26 PM
Even these days different batches of dyed cloth of the same colour come up in different shades. That's why suppliers always recommend that if you want a matching set of anything (seat-covers, bedroom linen etc) you should always buy them from the same batch.

And wash them in the same wash.  :D


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Leon026 on 19 January 2015, 07:39:43 PM
Awesome figs!

I'm jealous :(


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Leman on 19 January 2015, 08:55:09 PM
Awesome figs can backfire spectacularly.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Hertsblue on 20 January 2015, 09:54:42 AM
Is this flatulence?


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 20 January 2015, 11:50:43 AM
Yes, I think it's a flatulence joke. Took me forever to get it. I'm so conditioned to read miniatures and minis, figures and figs as one and the same.

Leman, you're confusing us with flatulence jokes! 'Figs' has now been officially appropriated by Wargames. Whatever happened to that charming Dour Puritan?  ;D


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 20 January 2015, 12:09:36 PM
Come to think of it, 'miniature' and 'mini' and 'figure' have also been officially appropriated by Wargames.

How else are we going to be able to compliment a wargamer on his figure?

Or give him advice on the size of his mini?

Or reassure him that it's not a terrible thing that his miniature hasn't seen action in a long time?


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Leman on 20 January 2015, 12:16:01 PM
Sorry :d :d


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: fred. on 22 January 2015, 08:40:19 PM
Have you seen this month's Miniature Wargames?

In the Blogs of the Month section is a very prominent mention for Michael's blog! Excellent, hopefully you will get lots of new visitors.



Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 22 January 2015, 11:28:28 PM
 :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o

Apart from on the Pendraken Form, I've only ever seen one reference to my Blog and that was a link on TMP.

So, no and thanks for the heads up, Fred!

Sounds like I should try and get my hands on a copy of the mag.

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Fenton on 22 January 2015, 11:57:28 PM


In the Blogs of the Month section is a very prominent mention for Michael's blog! Excellent, hopefully you will get lots of new visitors.



And so it should be


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 23 January 2015, 12:30:57 AM
Thanks, Steve!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 23 January 2015, 08:03:46 AM
The praise is fully deserved, Michael !
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 23 January 2015, 11:37:04 AM
Thanks, Phil! Must get myself a copy and find out what's been said.  :-SS


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: paulr on 24 January 2015, 11:31:12 PM
And so it should be

The praise is fully deserved, Michael !
Cheers - Phil

What they said  ;) :)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 28 January 2015, 01:54:13 AM
Thanks, Paul!

A post about paint brushes:

POST 181

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost181.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost181.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 28 January 2015, 08:24:58 AM
Damn good brushes, the series 7 !!
What's the best price you've found ?
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Leman on 28 January 2015, 08:37:31 AM
Picked up a set of series 7 myself about two months back. They really make a difference.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: goat major on 28 January 2015, 10:00:17 AM
i tend to get them from Ken Bromley art supplies - they always seem to have a sale on


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 28 January 2015, 12:40:16 PM
Damn good brushes, the series 7 !!
What's the best price you've found ?
Cheers - Phil

From a quick scan of my records, Size 00 for 4.19. Around the 7 mark seems more realistic. Going for 7.20 inc. on the Bay at the mo.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 28 January 2015, 12:47:11 PM
You can get 10% off a similar price if you buy three or more from an art shop eBay seller, making a 00 6.65.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 29 January 2015, 12:50:50 PM
Magister Militum French Voltigeur:

POST 182

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost182.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost182.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 29 January 2015, 01:32:59 PM
Lovely painting again, Michael !
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: paulr on 30 January 2015, 05:37:17 AM
Good to see you are continuing your tradition of modifying figures after painting them ;) ;D

Marvelous painting as always  :-bd =D> :-bd =D>


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 30 January 2015, 06:46:50 AM
Marvellous again!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Leman on 30 January 2015, 08:27:52 AM
Very nice.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Westmarcher on 30 January 2015, 12:11:05 PM
Agreed. Good stuff, Michael.  :)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Hertsblue on 30 January 2015, 12:16:55 PM
Your painting is, as always, Michael, exemplary. My only comment on the figure is that his shako ornament is too big to be a pompom and not big enough to be a plume. Just a nit-pick.  :)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 30 January 2015, 07:35:06 PM
Good to see you are continuing your tradition of modifying figures after painting them ;) ;D

 :-[


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 30 January 2015, 07:39:10 PM
Your painting is, as always, Michael, exemplary. My only comment on the figure is that his shako ornament is too big to be a pompom and not big enough to be a plume. Just a nit-pick.  :)

The MM voltigeurs have the short plume of 1812 regulations. Perhaps not a very successful sculpt or lacking any sense of taper? Number 1 is how he's meant to be painted for 1813+.

(https://befreiungskriege.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/french-line-infantry-1813-15.jpg?w=640&h=539)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Hertsblue on 31 January 2015, 10:44:49 AM
Ah, I see. It would have been pretty precarious had the sculptor gone for the full taper.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 31 January 2015, 02:41:46 PM
Have you seen this month's Miniature Wargames?

In the Blogs of the Month section is a very prominent mention for Michael's blog! Excellent, hopefully you will get lots of new visitors.

Thanks to Fred for bringing my attention to this. I was planning on getting a copy of the magazine as I saw there was an 1809 related article but I didn't know I was in it too!


Michael's 1809 Blog featured in Miniature Wargames magazine!

POST 183

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost183.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost183.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Leman on 31 January 2015, 02:48:45 PM
Richly deserved Michael.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Ithoriel on 31 January 2015, 02:49:48 PM
Michael, I look at your blog regularly and taking content and the blog itself together it is a source of inspiration (this is really good, I should do something similar) and despair (I would never manage anything half as good). Nice to see the blog get a little of the recognition it deserves!

Looking  forward to your next post!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 31 January 2015, 03:03:44 PM
Well deserved.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Steve J on 31 January 2015, 04:26:33 PM
Agreed :).


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 31 January 2015, 06:27:19 PM
Same again !!
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: paulr on 31 January 2015, 08:28:39 PM
Nice to see the media get it right occasionally  ;) :)

Marvellous as always Michael :)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Hertsblue on 01 February 2015, 03:49:36 PM
No doubt about it.  8)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: kev1964 on 01 February 2015, 09:31:59 PM
Definitely well deserved Micheal.



kev 


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 03 February 2015, 10:47:50 AM
Thank you, gentlemen, for all the kind words!

Going by recent traffic, it looks like the visits to my Blog total is going to hit 100,000 tomorrow! 99,888 and counting!

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: nikharwood on 03 February 2015, 04:16:11 PM
Most excellent  :-bd


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: paulr on 03 February 2015, 07:10:42 PM
Marvelous :) :) :)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Maenoferren on 03 February 2015, 09:26:38 PM
Well deserved :)
And as for the Windsor and Newton post...I enjoyed reading about how they make the brushes..


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Womble67 on 03 February 2015, 10:45:14 PM
Thanks to Fred for bringing my attention to this. I was planning on getting a copy of the magazine as I saw there was an 1809 related article but I didn't know I was in it too!


Michael's 1809 Blog featured in Miniature Wargames magazine!

POST 183

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost183.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost183.htm)

Cheers, Michael



That's really good news well done

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 04 February 2015, 11:40:41 AM
Thanks, guys!

Going by recent traffic, it looks like the visits to my Blog total is going to hit 100,000 tomorrow! 99,888 and counting!

Takes a while for my software to analyse blog visits and yesterday I should have realised that I was only quoting numbers up to 1 February. So

100,000 visits

had already been reached!  <:-P

This happened in the wee small hours of 2 February.

Already on the way to the next 100,000!  :P

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 04 February 2015, 12:43:14 PM
Well done Michael ! :-bd =D> <:-P
Again......Fully deserved !
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 04 February 2015, 01:16:21 PM
Thanks, Phil!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 04 February 2015, 04:32:46 PM
Marvellous


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: paulr on 04 February 2015, 07:06:04 PM
Marvelous Michael  <:-P <:-P <:-P <:-P <:-P


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Westmarcher on 05 February 2015, 08:16:45 PM
Congrats, Michael.  =D>


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Leman on 06 February 2015, 09:12:27 AM
 <:-P Congratulations on reaching the forum half century!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 06 February 2015, 12:14:36 PM
Many thanks, gents!

<:-P Congratulations on reaching the forum half century!

There is that as well   :)  And over 700 replies and nearly 40,000 views!

Thanks for all the interest in my shenanigans!  :)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Leman on 06 February 2015, 05:30:53 PM
Your figures are not bad either.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 01 September 2015, 03:35:39 PM
After nearly 9,000 more views of this topic since I last posted, it's about time I got my act together, my 1809 Blog up and running again, and get posting regular updates here.

Blog Post 183 was the last one I linked to on this Forum, so here's a link to the next post:

www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost184.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/1809blogpost184.htm)

followed by another 5 posts about what I've been up to.

And I hope to bring the Blog up to date as soon as pos.

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 01 September 2015, 04:04:31 PM
And you have indeed been busy! 8)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 01 September 2015, 05:12:01 PM
Wot Will said.  ;)
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 22 September 2015, 10:21:17 PM
Thank you Will and Phil!

Close to 1,700 views of this topic in three weeks and only two replies. I must try harder.

POST 190  followed by another six posts:

http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/blog2015/1809blogpost190.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/blog2015/1809blogpost190.htm)

Keep an eye on the image in Post 196 for the appearance of the full 100.

There's also important news in Post 196 regarding a necessary website rebuild and changed page links that will affect some links in this forum topic and perhaps bookmarks you may have made.

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 22 September 2015, 10:49:38 PM
All looking good, can't wait to see the results. :)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 22 September 2015, 10:52:10 PM
Lovely, once again, Michael !  8)
May be my PC, but I can't get to 195 & 196.
(Will obviously can...I'll have another try tomorrow.)
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: ianrs54 on 23 September 2015, 08:12:36 AM
Old and kanckered PC ? (like it's owner....)  :P

IanS


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Leman on 23 September 2015, 08:41:43 AM
Lapping really good as per.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Steve J on 23 September 2015, 11:18:43 AM
Some great work there Michael and the new miniature range looks rather good.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 23 September 2015, 01:53:29 PM
I can see 195 & 196 now.  :)

(Don't quite understand why.....But this PC seems to slow right down in the late afternoon/evening...It's fine at the moment. Is it just down to the amount of local 'traffic' using the intraweb ?)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: OldenBUA on 23 September 2015, 02:32:38 PM
(Don't quite understand why.....But this PC seems to slow right down in the late afternoon/evening...It's fine at the moment. Is it just down to the amount of local 'traffic' using the intraweb ?)

Maybe some scheduled process (Like a virus scanner) that runs in the background at this time?


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 23 September 2015, 02:53:09 PM
Maybe some scheduled process (Like a virus scanner) that runs in the background at this time?

Sounds like the culprit. Check to see if there's a virus scan scheduled to run daily.

Meanwhile, another post and one that should provoke comment (cos it's about money):

POST 197

http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/blog2015/1809blogpost197.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/blog2015/1809blogpost197.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Steve J on 23 September 2015, 08:27:20 PM
Interesting to note the big difference in prices. Worth noting that Pendraken will provide just one figure from a range at not extra cost. This has proved very useful to me in the past.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: jambo1 on 23 September 2015, 08:45:10 PM
Great post, very interesting.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Leon on 23 September 2015, 08:46:44 PM
Unfortunately I think you've used an old pricelist of ours there as the packs are 4.50 each, so our foot should be 15p per figure, mounted are 30p each and a gun with crew would be 1.50 each.  We're still comparing favourably with the others, plus we have other bonuses as Steve mentioned, so hopefully it's all good!

 8)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: fred. on 23 September 2015, 09:04:39 PM
And I was just going to post about what good value Pendraken is.

Then Leon goes and spoils it all with facts.   >:(   ;)

What's more interesting from the numbers is how similar most of the manufacturers are in their pricing (apart from the GHQ figs which are really expensive).

In 10mm its not really the cost of the figure - but the cost of the unit.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: paulr on 23 September 2015, 09:26:04 PM
Unfortunately I think you've used an old pricelist of ours there as the packs are 4.50 each, so our foot should be 15p per figure, mounted are 30p each and a gun with crew would be 1.50 each.  We're still comparing favourably with the others, plus we have other bonuses as Steve mentioned, so hopefully it's all good!

 8)

Well done Leon, some companies would have kept quite on this =D> =D>

As a serial 'special order' placer, the service from Pendraken is a massive bonus :-[ :)

PS A very prompt response Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 23 September 2015, 09:42:51 PM
Unfortunately I think you've used an old pricelist of ours there as the packs are 4.50 each, so our foot should be 15p per figure, mounted are 30p each and a gun with crew would be 1.50 each.  We're still comparing favourably with the others, plus we have other bonuses as Steve mentioned, so hopefully it's all good!

 8)


Oops, my mistake. I've amended the post accordingly. Pendraken was the only current list I didn't check - that price rise must have passed me by.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 24 September 2015, 05:20:45 PM
How I paint the windows of my 10mm laser-cut models.

POST 198

http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/blog2015/1809blogpost198.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/blog2015/1809blogpost198.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 24 September 2015, 05:30:51 PM
Nice ideas!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Leon on 24 September 2015, 05:53:01 PM
Oops, my mistake. I've amended the post accordingly. Pendraken was the only current list I didn't check - that price rise must have passed me by.

No worries, it was back in Jan '14 I think, somewhere around then.  We'll be due for another one soon!   :D


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: paulr on 24 September 2015, 08:33:30 PM
No worries, it was back in Jan '14 I think, somewhere around then.  We'll be due for another one soon!   :D

Just remember to give us fair warning so we can get an order in before the price rise ;)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 24 September 2015, 08:53:25 PM
And release the rest of the French Imperial Guard first, too.  :D


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Leon on 25 September 2015, 01:47:42 AM
Just remember to give us fair warning so we can get an order in before the price rise ;)

It's likely to be early 2016 sometime...  :(


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: ianrs54 on 25 September 2015, 07:55:35 AM
Grabbing gain....

IanS


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: petercooman on 25 September 2015, 09:40:33 AM
It's likely to be early 2016 sometime...  :(

Good to know  :-\


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Leon on 25 September 2015, 06:28:29 PM
Grabbing gain....

 :-/


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 26 September 2015, 12:03:52 AM
Essling Church is coming together:

POST 199

http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/blog2015/1809blogpost199.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/blog2015/1809blogpost199.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 26 September 2015, 01:23:40 AM
Very nice model! Nice one Michael. 8)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: jambo1 on 26 September 2015, 06:19:59 AM
Looks very nice indeed!! :-bd


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 26 September 2015, 07:06:43 AM
That looks splendid, to me.  :-bd
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Steve J on 26 September 2015, 07:49:55 AM
Now that does look really good to me 8).


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mollinary on 27 September 2015, 12:10:59 PM
Lovely work, Michael, as always!  The sight of your Essling church got me to thinking about the Aspern one. I have small model which I thought was of this church, which I got from the Old Architectural Hertiage range about twenty odd years ago.  I googled Aspern church and looked at "Images"  to see if anyone still produced it.  It turned our it is in the JR range on Magister Militum's site as a "small cathedral"! But my real discovery on my google search was the second image, which directed me to a site called guildwargamers.com   This seems to be a multi forum site, and just going to the site later did not find me the delights which my first image click provided. It was a series of posts and pictures about a massive game of Aspern-Essling. (And I mean MASSIVE) with the most beautiful modelling of both villages and the terrain. I wonder if Michael, or anyone else here, had seen it or knew more about it?

Mollinary


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 27 September 2015, 02:55:56 PM
If you mean the game that was presented in Vienna at the Museum of Military History in 2009 (there's a bicentenary that was missed by the Pendarken 1809 range not starting to appear till 2011!  ;D  ) that's the game I mentioned in Post 198 as my main reference for the church. I don't suppose there are many, if any, contemporary illustrations of the battle-destroyed Schlokapelle that survive so my thanks go to those sterling chaps with their access to local info.

I'll be making an Aspern Church in 10mm, as well.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mollinary on 27 September 2015, 03:26:28 PM
If you mean the game that was presented in Vienna at the Museum of Military History in 2009 (there's a bicentenary that was missed by the Pendarken 1809 range not starting to appear till 2011!  ;D  ) that's the game I mentioned in Post 198 as my main reference for the church. I don't suppose there are many, if any, contemporary illustrations of the battle-destroyed Schlokapelle that survive so my thanks go to those sterling chaps with their access to local info.

I'll be making an Aspern Church in 10mm, as well.

That seems to be  the one. It talks about the Museum, but doesn't say it is Vienna. I assumed it was either Vienna or Paris, with I suppose rather more reasons for it to be Vienna!  :D

Mollinary


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 27 September 2015, 05:08:53 PM
I think Vienna had a much better reason to celebrate the bicentenary of Aspern! And in preference to Wagram!

It's worth taking the virtual tour around the museum:

http://www.hgm.at (http://www.hgm.at)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mollinary on 27 September 2015, 05:43:38 PM
It is a fabulous museum. I lived in Vienna from 2001-2005 and visited it many times, and a few times since. Sadly I missed the model!

Mollinary


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 27 September 2015, 11:27:01 PM
It is a fabulous museum. I lived in Vienna from 2001-2005 and visited it many times, and a few times since. Sadly I missed the model!

Mollinary

I'm jealous now.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 02 October 2015, 04:59:41 PM
The 1809 Blog celebrates its 200th post with the help of 200 infantry:

POST 200

www.michaelscott.name/1809/blog2015/1809blogpost200.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/blog2015/1809blogpost200.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 02 October 2015, 05:02:35 PM
Well done, that man !  :-bd
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 02 October 2015, 05:54:05 PM
As is traditional:
'Marvellous Michael!'


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: paulr on 02 October 2015, 07:27:47 PM
As is traditional:
'Marvellous Michael!'

Wot Lemmy said

 :-bd =D> :-bd =D> :-bd


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 04 October 2015, 12:05:21 PM
Thank you, gentlemen!

Essling Church painted:

POST 201

www.michaelscott.name/1809/blog2015/1809blogpost201.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/blog2015/1809blogpost201.htm)

The making of the church goes back to Post 198.

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Subedai on 04 October 2015, 12:41:02 PM
A well painted, nice little model.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 04 October 2015, 02:20:05 PM
Love it !  8)
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: paulr on 04 October 2015, 08:06:35 PM
Marvolous Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 04 October 2015, 08:28:44 PM
Very cool little church!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Westmarcher on 04 October 2015, 10:30:36 PM
Congrats, Mike, on your 200th.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 05 October 2015, 01:03:28 AM
Thanks again, gentlemen!

First Essling house:

POST 202

www.michaelscott.name/1809/blog2015/1809blogpost202.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/blog2015/1809blogpost202.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: bigjackmac on 05 October 2015, 04:02:03 AM
Congratulations, Michael!

It's a beautiful blog, very inspiring.

V/R,
Jack


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 05 October 2015, 08:08:53 AM
Sold!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 05 October 2015, 12:58:21 PM
It's just a piece of MDF but I'm laying the foundations of my Essling village:

POST 203

www.michaelscott.name/1809/blog2015/1809blogpost203.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/blog2015/1809blogpost203.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Leman on 05 October 2015, 04:33:36 PM
Really useful model, and excellent primer on prep and painting.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 07 October 2015, 01:59:48 AM
More 10mm Essling houses:

POST 204

www.michaelscott.name/1809/blog2015/1809blogpost204.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/blog2015/1809blogpost204.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Steve J on 07 October 2015, 07:08:56 AM
Very nice buildings 8)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 07 October 2015, 07:34:42 AM
Those will be on the order list soon!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 07 October 2015, 07:36:36 AM
Very nice work again, Michael !
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 21 October 2015, 11:01:36 PM
Thanks, gents!

A couple of pics of a painted house:

POST 205

www.michaelscott.name/1809/blog2015/1809blogpost205.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/blog2015/1809blogpost205.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 21 October 2015, 11:07:48 PM
Very nice Michael, and brilliant job on the passing peasant too!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Womble67 on 21 October 2015, 11:10:28 PM
Very nice indeed

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 22 October 2015, 02:40:25 AM
Thanks, Will and Andy!

I've added pics of another painted house and shed:

POST 206

www.michaelscott.name/1809/blog2015/1809blogpost206.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/blog2015/1809blogpost206.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 22 October 2015, 06:34:06 AM
All those look damn fine, Michael !  8)
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 22 October 2015, 07:32:39 AM
Marvellous


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Subedai on 22 October 2015, 10:15:42 AM
They get better and better. The painting is well executed as well.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: paulr on 22 October 2015, 10:37:39 AM
My somewhat ropey internet connection in Manila is having trouble locating some of these blogs, so I will have to catch up with these on my return to NZ in a couple of weeks


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 22 October 2015, 12:30:09 PM
Thank you, gentlemen!

One last little house before moving on to design a large feature building:

POST 207

www.michaelscott.name/1809/blog2015/1809blogpost207.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/blog2015/1809blogpost207.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 22 October 2015, 03:15:32 PM
And here is the feature building:

POSTS 208-9

www.michaelscott.name/1809/blog2015/1809blogpost208.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/blog2015/1809blogpost208.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Steve J on 22 October 2015, 03:21:25 PM
Blimey, that's very nice! 8)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 23 October 2015, 07:08:07 AM
Marvellous


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 23 October 2015, 07:20:51 AM
As above !  8)
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: paulr on 23 October 2015, 01:55:57 PM
My Internet connection in Manila decided to be less ropey this evening so I have had a chance to look at Michael's recent posts

 :-bd =D> :-bd =D> :-bd

Marvellous Michael

Your attention to detail and dedication to this project is inspiring =D> =D> =D>


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 23 October 2015, 05:52:20 PM
Thanks, Steve, Will and Phil. And thanks, Paul! I appreciative your patience with the ropey connection.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 26 October 2015, 01:32:12 PM
This one's just a bit of blurb:

POST 210

www.michaelscott.name/1809/blog2015/1809blogpost210.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/blog2015/1809blogpost210.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 26 October 2015, 02:59:40 PM
It's still  8)
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 26 October 2015, 07:24:21 PM
Cheers, Phil!

Back to models:

POST 211

www.michaelscott.name/1809/blog2015/1809blogpost211.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/blog2015/1809blogpost211.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Subedai on 26 October 2015, 08:05:53 PM
Another nicety. Looking forward to seeing the whole village laid out.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 26 October 2015, 09:05:28 PM
Another nicety. Looking forward to seeing the whole village laid out.

So am I! I've just assembled the walls of an Essling Granary design so the village is beginning to look fully populated, which is exciting!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 26 October 2015, 09:07:56 PM
Looking damn fine again, Michael !  :-bd
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Steve J on 27 October 2015, 06:52:31 AM
Very impressive once again 8).


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: paulr on 27 October 2015, 07:18:27 AM
Marvellous again Michael
 :-bd =D> :-bd =D> :-bd

And only three attempts before my connection was good enough to see them ;)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 27 October 2015, 12:22:19 PM
And only three attempts before my connection was good enough to see them ;)

Third time lucky!  :-bd

Another house for Essling but one that might possibly be useful for the 10mm Colonial/AWI tabletop? 

POST 212

www.michaelscott.name/1809/blog2015/1809blogpost212.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/blog2015/1809blogpost212.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 27 October 2015, 12:38:39 PM
Like that, again, Michael !  8)
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 27 October 2015, 01:26:04 PM
Very nice! :)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 27 October 2015, 09:25:07 PM
Thanks!

Another building, a 10mm stable:

POST 213

www.michaelscott.name/1809/blog2015/1809blogpost213.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/blog2015/1809blogpost213.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: NeilCFord on 27 October 2015, 09:35:49 PM
That's a nice stable. Will it be available for purchase at some point?

- Neil.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Womble67 on 27 October 2015, 11:43:55 PM
Very nice indeed

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 28 October 2015, 12:31:24 AM
Looks very stable!
Good work Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: paulr on 28 October 2015, 12:44:08 AM
 :-bd =D> :-bd =D>

Marvellous Michael, I'm really looking forward to seeing the completed Essling


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 29 October 2015, 03:54:00 PM
That's a nice stable. Will it be available for purchase at some point?

- Neil.

Sure  :)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 29 October 2015, 05:36:22 PM
Thanks for all the comments!

This is a bit of a big one for me, the first appearance of the iconic Essling granary:

POST 214 followed by POST 215

www.michaelscott.name/1809/blog2015/1809blogpost214.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/blog2015/1809blogpost214.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 29 October 2015, 06:09:58 PM
Looking good Michael.
Have you seen the Timecast one? It's a real monster!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 29 October 2015, 06:18:14 PM
I haven't seen a TimeCast 10mm one. Do they produce one? I've seen pics of the 6mm one. The only 10mm Essling granary I know is the pretty basic Old Glory one selling at 15.50.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 29 October 2015, 06:29:59 PM
The Timecasts one is 6mm, Mark was muttering about doing the 10mm one, but at 6mm it's still big!
1:400 scale... Even they downscaled!!!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mollinary on 29 October 2015, 07:09:33 PM
I haven't seen a TimeCast 10mm one. Do they produce one? I've seen pics of the 6mm one. The only 10mm Essling granary I know is the pretty basic Old Glory one selling at 15.50.

Nice work, Michael!  Some months ago I was having a go at reproduicng one of the opening engagements of the Austro-Prussiian War of 1866, at Podol. I wanted to do it using a large figure ratio, and  Pendraken figures to tryout the tactical formations in use at the time.As it was a small engagement, I ended up using a 1:10 figure ratio and battalions of 24x4 figure bases, and 1inch to 25yds ground scale. there was a granary of this type at one end of the village which became a storng point, unfortunately it no longer exists. I went to Timecast hoping to use their Granary thinking it wa 10mm scale.  i had forgotten how big these buildings really are, as they told me it was actually 6mm scale!
its dimensions are 90mm x 50mm footrpint, and 45mm high to the highest point of the roof.  it is a lovely model, but I dont think I could have accommodated a qomm version of it. 

Really looking forward to seeing the finished version of Essling.

Mollinary


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: old smokie on 29 October 2015, 07:38:00 PM
awesome buildings   :-bd

are these buildings going to be for sale  =P~


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 29 October 2015, 08:38:39 PM
Sounds like the TC 6mm version has the same footprint as mine! So you can go 10mm, if you prefer. Any bigger and I think the model would have to have open windows and floors for skirmish gaming. Already it's pushing the groundscale but still looks something like the actual building and is relatively large compared to the other buildings in the village. The actual Schloss is also a very large building. But not so tall.

Old Smokie, Yes, everything 10mm I'm blogging I can have a go at doing for Pendraken people. Feel free to pester me.

Cheers, Michael



Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mollinary on 29 October 2015, 08:59:32 PM
I went with  6mm, as I usually do with  my 10mm  figures. i only really consider 10m buildings when my ground scale gets around or below 25yds to the inch, and figure scale 1:10 or below. My norm is 50yds to the inch and 1:20 figure scale.

Mollinary


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: paulr on 29 October 2015, 11:50:32 PM
 :-bd =D> :-bd =D> :-bd

Marvellous Michael, as always


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 30 October 2015, 07:38:27 AM
Definitely rather spiffy !
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Norm on 30 October 2015, 08:39:28 AM
Inspiring - thank you.

Footprint is everything.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Steve J on 30 October 2015, 12:05:55 PM
That granary is a lovely piece of work.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 08 November 2015, 02:23:29 PM
Thanks!

The Essling base board is progressing:

POST 216

www.michaelscott.name/1809/blog2015/1809blogpost216.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/blog2015/1809blogpost216.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 08 November 2015, 04:27:42 PM
Let that cure for a week or so sir, then add another thin layer, it should help level it.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 08 November 2015, 04:34:42 PM
 8)
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Steve J on 08 November 2015, 05:39:28 PM
That pond looks great to me 8).


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: paulr on 08 November 2015, 05:46:42 PM
Wot he said ;)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Westmarcher on 08 November 2015, 09:15:13 PM
The photographs look good. Very effective. I know you said green/brown but what colour of paint did you actually add? Would also be interesting to hear if Lemmey's experience of letting it cure for a week will work in your example.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Womble67 on 08 November 2015, 10:13:10 PM
Looks good

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 09 November 2015, 11:00:51 AM
I first experimented with brown ink but it didn't appear to make much difference and left the pond too crystal clear for my liking. I then used Coat d'arms Dark Earth. It was very green, which looked good but the tiny amount I used hid the depth of the pond. Next attempt, I used Raw Umber which is a more transparent pigment. One problem is that the pond is very small so there's little opportunity to dilute a mix and difficult to forecast how it will turn out. I'll give Will's excellent idea a try but I may have scuppered my chances as now there's even more overhanging vegetation for the expanding polyurethane to seep up.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 09 November 2015, 06:12:31 PM
My experience with it is that any flock or scatter will wick like crazy, but I guess you've figured that out!!
Maybe make a thin former or coat the area in cling film before applying, let it dry, then peal off the cling film and apply as a separate slab with pva (which dries clear and mat) around the edges?

Or leave it, as it looks cool... ;)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 09 November 2015, 07:21:55 PM
Wick, yes. It literally defies gravity! I thought placing a tuft in the water would be a nice idea until I saw the polyurethane rise up the grass above the level of the pond!

It's a very small water feature so I may leave it as it is. I prefer a certain amount of ripple on the water's surface, anyway. And the human eye sees it less clinically than the camera!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 09 November 2015, 07:37:11 PM
Or just have some cavalry drinking from the pond?


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 09 November 2015, 08:56:52 PM
And some Old Guard having a swim  :)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 09 November 2015, 11:59:23 PM
Why not! ;)


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 11 November 2015, 02:17:17 PM
First models on the Essling base board:

POST 217

www.michaelscott.name/1809/blog2015/1809blogpost217.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/blog2015/1809blogpost217.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Westmarcher on 11 November 2015, 02:43:29 PM
Huzzah!  <:-P


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Steve J on 11 November 2015, 02:44:41 PM
Superb stuff old chap. Can't wait to see the finished table.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Subedai on 11 November 2015, 03:36:24 PM
It all seems to be coming together nicely.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 11 November 2015, 04:06:42 PM
Those buildings are definitely 'the biz'.  :-bd

(Love the way you've done the lighting, too.)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 11 November 2015, 04:08:19 PM
Holy Funt!
Those look amazing! Marvellous


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: paulr on 11 November 2015, 07:02:15 PM
 :-bd =D> :-bd =D> :-bd

Marvellous Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: fred. on 11 November 2015, 09:00:28 PM
Excellent buildings and terrain Michael - are there more views of each piece on the blog?


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 12 November 2015, 02:07:03 AM
Many thanks, gentlemen!

Fred Yes, there are links for all the models in the text paragraph on the right of the screen.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 12 November 2015, 06:22:20 PM
A short break from modelling Essling:

POST 218

www.michaelscott.name/1809/blog2015/1809blogpost218.htm (http://www.michaelscott.name/1809/blog2015/1809blogpost218.htm)

Cheers, Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mad lemmey on 12 November 2015, 06:26:38 PM
That is honestly beautiful!


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Techno on 12 November 2015, 06:54:00 PM
Really good, Michael !  :-bd
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: paulr on 13 November 2015, 03:38:35 AM
 :-bd =D> :-bd =D> :-bd

Marvellous Michael


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: Steve J on 13 November 2015, 06:51:06 AM
Very nice indeed. Great idea to have the anchor ropes/chains, but I would knock them off very quickly :(.


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: WeeWars on 13 November 2015, 12:29:13 PM
That one's just a wee trial. I may go full out and dedicate a terrain tile to the bridge and permanently fix the cables. 


Title: Re: Michael's 10mm 1809 BLOG
Post by: mollinary on 16 December 2015, 12:25:01 PM
Michael has been very quiet about what has been happening at his "Supremelittleness" site! As well as his 10mm Essling Church appearing for sale there has been an explosion of 3mm releases in the central european section. They seem to be 3mm versions of everything he has done in 10mm for 1809, and look absolutely splendid. I have just ordered the lot to provide some villages for my 6mm Commands and Colours Napoleonic's armies, but I have already seen one blog where an another inventive supporter of the "Wendy House" tendency is using the southern european buildings to make Talavera for his 10mm Pendraken armies. So, fill your boots for Christmas! 

Mollinary

I have no commercial connection with Supreme Littleness!  :D  :D