Thursday, 26 February 2015

Napoleonic French Middle Guard by Beano Boy

I finished 180 marching HAT Industries, French middle Guard in the Spring of last year 2014.The cottages painted in emulsion paint ,are scratch built entirely out of Paper Picture Framing Card & P V A Glue,and which I made 13 years ago along with the tree`s. I Borrowed them from my little town of HoneyWell on my railway layout.So here they are set up on my photo shoot table.The painting is still ongoing and there are another 500 or so in various poses to put the finishing touches to.  BB

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

ESCI Hussars for Waterloo by Beano Boy

                                                  First of all this has got to hurt.

The plan is to convert these horses by adding a blanket and Feed bags on them using Greenstuff as a modelling material. A something I have never attempted before. So it should be good for quite a Giggle!  Horse Reins will be added too. MMMMMM! Thin wire perhaps.
Well I managed it, but during the process the primer got pulled off by this Sticky Greenstuff. Having hundreds to convert this is a learning curb exercise. So having learnt by my mistakes next time I`ll do the work with the Greenstuff and then prime E`m! Next job a Large Dollop of enamel paint  applied using an Old Yard Brush, Now I`m well set for the next stage. Actually painting these pieces of galloping plastic.
Yes, of course I did manage to leave room for the Hussars butts on the saddles.
  Update Soon.  BB

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Photoshoot idea by Beano Boy

I take many photo`s throughout the course of each week. Mainly of model figures or scratchbuilding projects that I design and then make. Often is the case only one or two shots of figures alone are required in order to check out the finish of the painting that has been done, or is in the process of paint being applied  to the subject matter. The camera, a most useful tool can, and does pick out           tiny detail errors,so by checking in this way I can see what needs to be corrected. Not being one to buy expensive things that are often not needed in my hobby work, i improvise and use what I have instead. Pennies saved eventually can mean more Pounds spent on Models & Paint. Therefore I wish to pass on my own Photoshoot idea on how to make in seconds a small Photoshoot Booth that costs practically nothing to make,because what is required is in most homes these days. By doing so I hope it can be a benefit to others in the hobby.

 So it Begins.  Step 1  A 4 Size paper is laid flat.

Step 2  A book is then stood up like so.

 Step 3  blu tac is applied to stop the pages from flipping during the photo shoot. This stuff will not tear the pages.

Step 4  A few Sheets of A 4 Size paper is placed like so,and it will form a nice rounded curve shape.It will stand up supported by the book,and will need no other fixings.

Step 5 Choose the subject. In my case British Artillry 1815 produced by A CALL to ARMS.

                                                     Another shot,another angle

This time ,a Saxon  Figure. CHARBENS 1950`s Toy Figure.
Now coloured sheets of paper,or a simple picture could be added if needed for the ground or backdrop.This is however is left to others imagination on how they wish to expand upon the idea. Have Fun  BB 

Sunday, 8 February 2015

My Figures for Project BFFF : The Waterloo type Diorama by Beano Boy

I`ve been working on these figures for the Project ( BFFF  WATERLOO 1815 ) on Benno`s  Figure Forum.Taking pictures then viewing them can achieve  some good results using the camera eye to pick out where more work is needed. In my case lots touching up and finishing of these tiny 22 mm figures.

 The French & British Dragoons, and a British Life Guard for the Project.
Fingers crossed perhaps even a British Horse Guard too.
Above was the result of a mistake on the camera settings.
While I fiddled about trying to get my usual one.
At 66 years young,my eyes ain`t  that good ,
                                              but it is a hobby I love and enjoy.  BB

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

British Hussars______ The Muffeteers! & French Lancers ________ Plus KEATS by Beano Boy


These are my Muffeteers! Why the name? Well it was  ," A Taking the Mick Name ",given to Hussar regiments by other troops in the British Army. Making fun of these light cavalry regiments was due to the Fur Busby  they all wore. ( Fur Shako )  It being very badly made it flopped all over the place when in the field,and resembled the Fur Muffs that ladies of the day wore to keep their hands warm in the cold weather.

The British Hussars are fresh from their boxes many years after  they had been painted and boxed away . This set of figures were first produced in 1985.  All painted with many a mistake to them mainly because of a lack of information from back in the day.

To the far right the French Dutch & Polish Lancers

My, Oh My! Theres our little one eyed KEATS, our little Musky upon one of her daily patrols. Yes you could say, she is keeping an eye on the place.
All this while I review the troopers  & take a few snaps with the camera.

 At this time,I have masses of cavalry galloping their way through the postal service so I can create more British Cavalry Regiments for Waterloo,and with the information only a fingertip away,get them all present and correct,along with the drum roll and well fit for Muster. 

Above the French Lancers,to put no finer point to it are on the prode.
The 7th Dragoons ( The Queens Own Hussars! ) receive a prickly surprise as the French Dutch Lancers slam into them.
With a wag of her tail,and quite unconcerned by the ruckus coming from the table top,KEATS earning her keep takes another trot around.