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Venture in to AWI

Venture in to AWI

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Project Blog by madasaskaven

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About the Project

So I like most others have lots of projects that I’ve started and have stalled over the years. With boxes of figures mostly metals just sat waiting for some love. But I’ve been playing a little bit of sharp practice at a friends playing the French Indian wars, and it got me thinking. So whilst at Warlords on Saturday I managed to pick up a rather large box. Well masive might be more like it. I grabbed the death of glory box set. So I aim to start out a bit at a time building and painting enough for sharp practice and then building it up to play black powder. So I’m hoping having a project on here will help me stay focused.

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So trying out my 12, 8, 6,4 and 2 man bases, that I printed out.

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and some more pictures

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continental army almost finished

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continental army almost finished

And second unit of British completed

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another unit painted

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And now we have a Continental unit too

unit 1 down

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going to do the flags and basing right at the end of the projectgoing to do the flags and basing right at the end of the project

its back to white

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So 13 done 11 to go, for my first 24 man unit So 13 done 11 to go, for my first 24 man unit

So 4 British done.

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So I’ve finished 4.  Another 8 almost done.  Bases will be sorted later. May go back later and add more highlights but not today. So I’ve finished 4. Another 8 almost done. Bases will be sorted later. May go back later and add more highlights but not today.

A spot of Continental under coating...

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Thank goodness for airbrushes  Thank goodness for airbrushes

Test painting

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Test painting
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So a British and a continental test figureSo a British and a continental test figure

The British are coming

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So first 50 figures glued and based and another book landed Continental v Redcoat

Continental army built.

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So I’ve made some skirmish bases and bases for the leaders allowing dice to be inserted to identify them. Built the Continentals and some skirmish tribes. Now on to building the British,

This osprey book turned up today

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This osprey book turned up today

And The gluing has begun...

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So the building is coming along, ranking up is proving to be a little tricky but I’ve got that sorted I think now. Worse thing I’m not even halfway through building the troops yet. Still good job as I’m still deciding on paint schemes.

and we have a good painting guide

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Thought I best get some reading done on this subject

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so to help with the painting side I’ve just ordered from good old Amazon an illustrated encyclopaedia of uniforms by digby smith and Kevin kiley should help, as I really don’t know much about this period.

Slow day today

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So that's my 20 x 20 x 2mm bases sorted and some printed and some 8 man movement bases printed, next stop build some troopsSo that's my 20 x 20 x 2mm bases sorted and some printed and some 8 man movement bases printed, next stop build some troops

So it begins.

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So in order to get the project off the ground I need bases.   The bases on the spru are a tad too high for me, and my wanting to use them for a variety of rule sets, I’ve set to work on making my own bases and movement trays.  So fire up fusion 360 and I’ve designed some and the 3D printers are hard at work making the first batches.  This is going to be a long term project but here’s hoping it’s easier to paint than my Napoleonic project.  That’s stalled half way, with about 8 units a side.  Loads sat looking at me with sad eyes.  But I just need to get away from all those belts and braiding.  So fingers crossed I manage to keep this ticking along.

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