There’s something happening in the Jungle!

I mentioned in my last post that I had been somewhat distracted by the new releases from DeeZee and Lucid Eye. DeeZee is part of the Arcane Scenery empire and over the last year or so we have been gradually updating the moulds, converting some of the larger figures to resin, releasing some of the lines that had been lost or discontinued and even releasing two new lines. If all that sounds like a lot of work, it isn’t really – even now we still only have 31 codes or packs in the range, which pales into insignificance when you compare this to the number that, say, Warlord have in their range. If there was nothing else to do, and plenty of spare cash around, we could have done this in a month!

Still, slowly, slowly, catchee monkey, seems the appropriate phrase and we are making steady progress. The latest releases have been two packs of assorted dogs, some mini Pterodactyls and the latest, an updated Jaguar pack. In the past, this pack had two animals of the same type – we have added a new pose so that there is a bit of variety. So in between painting my Napoleonic Army and building my Lion Rampant retinue, I’ve been painting the odd DeeZee animal. If you have read any of previous blog articles, you will know that the Jaguars were the last animals that I have painted but I hadn’t got around to basing them. So here they are at last,based up and ready for some jungle action.


The other distraction has been the figures released by Lucid Eye. They are sculpted by Steve Saleh and I think look superb. The range is also growing and has an eclectic mix of explorers and tribes that will inhabit the strange world of the Savage Core. I hope that Steve himself will write some details of what he has planned, so that people can understand how these figures will eventually work with each other. For me, the obvious tie in is that the DeeZee range of animals are a perfect fit for the tribes. So when I saw the latest characters I just had to have a go at painting them…here’s Analise, the lost explorer, being stalked by a Jaguar.

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So, watch out! There’s lots more to come from both DeeZee and Lucid Eye and if you would like to see the ranges, just click back into my shop.

The Somersetshires take shape!

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With one eye on the coming 200th anniversary of Waterloo, I am still adding units to my Napoleonic Army. Work is progressing slowly as I am being distracted by the need to finish my new Lion Rampant Retinue for a games day on 31st January and the steady stream of releases from Lucid eye and DeeZee. More of the latter in another post. Back to Napoleonics, though and as you can see from the picture, I have painted the two Mounted Colonels from Victrix as commanding officers for the 1/27  and 1/40 battallions. As both these units had buff facings, the officers would probably had the same, although as ever, it depends which reference that you look at. Some show a dark blue facing on the uniform and from what I have read, some officers customised their uniforms according to their own taste. Still, they look pretty enough for the wargames table, so they will do for me!

The rank and file for the 1/40 are in progress, with the six men representing the two flank company’s almost completed. Here is a picture of them, work in progress, just having been sprayed with matt varnish after coating in army painter strong tone. They now need basing and I will retouch the lighter colours and metallics to enhance the highlights. So it is just the command group to finish and another battalion will be ready for the table!2014-12-11 09.55.34