ALY MORRISON'S "BUTTERFLY" ADVENTURES IN THE WORLD OF WARGAMES AND TOY SOLDIERS

Aly's Model Soldiers.

I have always liked and enjoyed painting larger model soldiers as well as wargames miniatures... Most of the models that I have painted in the past have disappeared into the mists of time or have been given away as gifts...
Until recently I have only had one large scale miniature left in my possession... one that I painted nearly twenty years ago...


Over the last couple of years I have started painting a few more... partly as an exercise in painting large areas of colour but mostly because of the pretty uniforms...


I shall post more up as I finish them...


First up...









This is a Le Cimier Figurines French Restoration Drum Major... I think that the figure is now unavailable.
This was painted nearly twenty years ago the only thing I remember is this being a good exercise in painting different types of gold and metal.


A drop in scale now...







A Drabant Miniatures 40mm War of Spanish Succession British Infantryman.
An exercise in painting red... And a real pleasure to paint.


Next...







This is a Metal Models Neuchatel Battalion Officer...


http://www.metal-modeles.com/en


I really like the work of Bruno Leibovitz and this model was a joy to paint...


And now...







This is another old Le Cimier Figurines miniature...
A Trumpeter of the Marins of The Imperial Guard.


An exercise in sky blue...which took nearly a year finish
The varnish came out a bit shiny so some of the subtle shading is lost in the photo's... also this is the second time I have painted this model... first time around it ended up being dropped accidently into my painting water... I didn't notice what had happened until the next day and I ended up having to strip all the paint off... which also stripped off the glue and rather surprisingly... the Green Stuff.


I am calling it done...

7 comments:

  1. Wonderful - my compliments, maestro!

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    1. Thank you very much Tony...
      Although I wouldn’t say maestro... more like somewhere between the second violins and the trumpets... ;-)

      All the best. Aly

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  2. Very nice job on all of these Aly - I have not painted larger figures for going on 40 years - every now and then I am tempted - but once dome they would just gather dust in a cupboard somewhere - I am more than certain my wife would not permit them any display room in the house!

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    1. Thank you Kieth...
      You could always have a go at ‘flats’... they look very good when framed... that way you could call it art...;-)

      All the best. Aly

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    2. Yeah...I think she would see through that one too Aly!

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