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Tuesday, 4 August 2015

AT LAST.....FINISHED (well almost).

I've been painting these for well over a year and have now finished all the essentials to re-enact the Battle of Lansdown in 54mm, toy soldier old school style (I just need a 12' x 8' table).  Just finished the movement trays at work today (during lunch break I hasten to add), so this is the second complete project I've  finished in my wargaming career, about 400 54mm figures in all. It's easy to carry on ad infinitum, and I have a few more command figures to do, some casualties, and the famous exploding powder wagon which wounded Hopton the day after the battle, but I'm going to give 54mm a break for a while. When oldest boy starts his Lansdown project at school in the new year he should be able to use these chaps to good effect.




Royalists on the right, Parliamentarians on the left, and the wall will be behind the Roundheads for them to withdraw behind as the Cavaliers storm the hill.

Thanks for your encouraging comments chaps, over the last few months...much appreciated.

26 comments:

  1. My word but that's an impressive collection , well done ! , Tony

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    1. Thanks Tony...I'll be looking at doing some 25mm stuff now, which will make a nice change.

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  2. This is mighty awesome! I love the old school vibe of your collection :)

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    1. Thanks M.P., I'll have a browse through your blogs soon...they look very interesting. Love the avatar as well...I'm a big Conan fan.

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  3. These look superb. I love 54mm en masse like that.

    Really well done.

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    1. Many thanks Duc...... quite an undertaking but the look pays off. Quite fancy a go at another big project in this scale...Marlburian.

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  4. Fantastic! Well done, you must be very proud.

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    1. Cheers Gaz.... not proud, just bloody glad I have finished them. Fantasy beckons now.

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  5. Great armies, and with plenty of heft, too. I reckon you might need a lawn for the battles... :-).

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    1. Outdoor play would seem the best idea....unfortunately a combination of 3 small boys and 3 hens have left little of our lawn intact.

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  6. Tony you've out done your self, truly impressive looking!

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    1. Thanks Don.....finding somewhere to store them is the problem now!
      regards Mike

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  7. That's really impressive, it looks more like a lifetimes work rather than just over a year.
    Best wishes, Brian

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    1. Thanks Brian...and thanks for the help id-ing mystery figures. Hope to do some more 54mm stuff in the future, but giving it a break for a while now.

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  8. Tremendous work there,your efforts have certainly paid off! They look amazing en masse...
    Alan

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    1. Thanks Alan...just a bit more tarting up to do, then I need to have a good tidy up of the wargames room before starting the next project.

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  9. A fabulous achievement. Those massed ranks of big figures are, well, massed, big, and, errr, fabulous.
    I would paint that exploding powder wagon very gingerly, if I were you.

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  10. Thanks Padre......I'll get an extra long brush and goggles for doing the wagon.

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    1. Many thanks Allan. Your ECW figures were a major inspiration. I wish I had more time to set up different scenarios like you do...maybe in the future.

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  12. Absolutely splendid ! What a marvelous assembly of troops. Well done, Springinsfeld.

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    1. Thanks Corporal Trim. After doing some smaller scale fantasy figures, I hope to continue with 54mm Marlburians.

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  13. What a fantastic achievement, and how marvellous they look in their martial array! Well done indeed. Go to the top of the class!

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    1. Many thanks. First time I've been there!!

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    1. Thanks Chasseur....a quick look at your blogs show you are a prolific painter. There is some very nice stuff there.

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