Saturday, January 1, 2011


Happy New Year everyone! Here’s a few Yanks I picked up on Boxing Day at the Dragon’s Den (sale’s over now, you snoozed, you losed).

(Remember: click on the pictures for a bigger version)

The figures are from Artizan Designs. I have no great need of American Riflemen at the moment… I often prep everything as it comes in – stick them on bases at the very least, and often prime them. So they were sitting there on the work bench and I was looking at them and decided these would be quick and fun and easy to paint up… so I did…

Coming soon on Tim’s Miniature Wargaming Blog:

Hard to say.... There's so much polluting the workbench these days… could be some Seven Years War French cavalry… maybe some “Darkest Africa” Pygmy archers… Great War Germans or Russians…

Once again I’m going to say that THIS YEAR I’m going to paint more than I buy… in fact I’m going to paint TWICE as much as I buy – for sure! Really… why are you looking at me like that…? I’m totally going to do it…


  1. Happy New Year Tim.

    Lovely looking unit of Yanks, well done.

    Good luck in your painting challenge this year.


  2. Hi Tim

    Great idea to have primed and based miniatures around, just in case you feel like a painting change.

    The Yanks look great!


  3. Nice work as always. I like your style a lot for skirmish figs, really bold and packed with character. I'm something of a speed freak supposedly but you always make me feel slow with the rate you paint.

    Good luck on the resolution regarding buying vs painting. I've already surrendered to the inevitable!


  4. Great looking figures, very clean and a perfect authentic colour scheme. I am snowed with projects myself, so my resolution is simply to continue to fill my ship with miniatures until it sinks.

  5. Nice job with the chevrons on the arms--do you paint the jacket, black outline the shape and then do the stripes? Or do you just leave the space on the arm black when you are doing the jacket?

  6. Thanks everyone.

    Yeah, you got it right, Bob - paint jacket, black shape, stripes...