Thursday, June 19, 2008

New Pics

It's Thursday the 19th, so I must be on vacation. Yippee. I've been busy too. I've made some painting time each day, as I promised, and I finished a couple of hydroplanes, and mounted up my Anglo Danish DBA army. Tonight I move on to the Austrian Hussars, before taking on yet another DBA project--the III/5b morph of the Byzantines. Here are some pictures

The Anglo Danes are a dark ages army. Yes, they are the folks who clobbered Harald Hardrada's Viking invasion of England in 1066. Of course they lost at Hastings a short time later and opened England to the Norman Conquest. You remember: King Harold Godwinson-arrow in the eye, Bayeux Tapestry and all that stuff. They are a remarkably boring army. Mostly spears, with three stands of blades and a stand of psiloi. I painted them with some sort of representation of Harold's dragon standard. It looks better in the picture than in real life--however it does pass the three foot test. The figures are 15mm Old Glory figures.

These are my two newest hydroplanes. The dark one is the Slo-mo-shun IV, the first three-point hydro. I believe her first year was 1952, and made Seattle the home of the thunderboats for many years. It had a very large aircraft style tail. This is a boat I painted for Dave Demick. The white boat is the Miss Century 21. It was originally Miss Thriftway, an extremely successful boat that Bill Muncey drove. It changed its name for the 1961 and 1962 seasons, and continued its success, winning the Gold Cup in '62. I don't think I got the striping quite right, but I did the best I could. The next boats I paint will be the Mariner Too for the '65 Gold Cup, and my son Casey wants a custom boat in blue. I think I'll call it Casey's Revenge and give it a bit of a pirate motif.

1 comment:

Michael said...

Just FYI for all readers - these ships won a plaque in the painting competition at Enfilade 2008!