Sunday, October 19, 2008

Basing and a Church

A big thank you to the gentlemen of the Old School Wargaming and Society of the Daisy lists for their contributions on basing. The vast majority recommended ordinary white glue for attaching all sorts of figures to bases, so yesterday and today I spent some time with my Litko bases attaching the figures for the Lintzer Musketeers to the 1"x1" bases with Elmer's "Glue All" white glue. I was also able to get the roof paint on the JR Miniatures church. All it will need now is windows and some touch-up work where paint has overlapped its areas. Photos below, as always click for a larger view.

First, a photo of the battalion fully based. You can see the partly painted first company on the right of the photo, and the grenadier company on the left of it. All figures by RSM95. The final frontage of the battalion is a whopping 17 inches with a total of 51 figures in 3 ranks. The battalion has 4 companies of 8 musketeers and one officer, a grenadier company of 8 grenadiers and one officer, and a central flag group of 2 standard bearers, 2 musketeers, 1 drummer, and 1 officer.

Next, a photo of the church with its red roof. However, I would note that the actual roof color is darker than this photo, as the flash seems to have brightened it considerably.

And lastly, the two together, giving a sense of the scale of the 15mm JR Miniatures buildings next to a big battalion of the RSM95s.


Steve-the-Wargamer said...

They look good even unpainted!

Prinz Geoffrey said...

Very neat basing. The Battalion looks nice.

Bluebear Jeff said...

I concur . . . a very fine-looking unit . . . it will be splendid once they are decked out in their new uniforms.

-- Jeff

Adik said...

Fantastic basing!
I am a recent convert to buildings into a scale one notch down from the scale of the figures. Especially for the periods I play in grand-tactical scale (for modern skirmish games, it would be silly.) My miniatures are 15mm, and I am planning to have my building in 10mm. As you can see, it is a compromise that looks good!

Looking forward to your progress on painting the miniatures!

littlejohn said...

That Big battalion is going to be great when its done...Viva La RSM!