Thursday, 25 August 2011

The Painting Machine Rumbles Back Into Life!

Well, it's been a very long time since I've posted anything on here. I'd like to say it's because I've been ridiculously busy but that'd be a bit of a lie.. To be honest I seem to have just fallen off the painting wagon for a while but I feel it's about time to pick up a brush and continue with my Swiss.

Before the new stuff however I have actually done a few vaguely interesting things over the last few months. Me and my Girlfriend went up to Leeds for the weekend and I managed to drag her over to Towton for a brief look at the battlefield.

I didn't have the heart to force her around the battlefield trail (which has only been in place a few months I believe) but I'd definitely recommend having a look if anyone's ever around there. It looks like quite a picturesque area, hard to believe the bloodiest battle on English soil was fought there half a century ago!

I've also been over to Rhodes for a week, which has a massively impressive old town - built by the Knights of St. John and besieged by the Turks in the fifteenth and sixteenth century.

As you can see it's pretty substantial! All I can say is I definitely wouldn't want to be besieging this place - hardly surprising the Turks gave up and went home in 1480. There are quite a few well preserved castles dotted around the coast which are very well preserved as well.

Well, onto the painting then. Nothing too impressive just a couple of the handgunners I said I'd paint all those months ago.

So, just three more hangunners to finish the unit. My birthday's also coming up so I've ordered some of the metal Perry pikemen to kick off my Vorhut. I'm thinking these will have a more dynamic feeling than my Gewalthut, as they'll be the first to get to the enemy - so lots of levelled pikes etc!

On a final note I also ended up painting (well repainting..) something completely random - A Waffen SS grenadier in camo smock, but I'm fairly happy with the results.

Well, as I seem to say everytime - Watch this space...