Sunday, December 23, 2007

Still Sharpe, Pt. II

Here I'm just going to give a quick little update of what I've been up to. Harris, Hagman, and Tongue are just about completed, and here's a little sneak peak.

As a special little surprise for everyone, I've begun work on and nearly finished my Teresa figure. She made from some vampire assassin figure I picked up. She's a bit more buxom that Assumpta Serna was, or than I would like, but I figured this might be what she looked like in the 40k 'verse. What think ye?

And finally, the model I intend for use as Sharpe has come in! I'm still not sure whether I want to sculpt a shako on him, or have a hatless figure. I'm thinking of the latter, since it was often Sharpe wore a cap in the series, but then there were plenty of times he did, too. And the does that not say "Richard Sharpe?" Hehe.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Still Sharpe

Continuing with my Sharpe figures, I gave some serious thought to the idea. Sharpe himself is going to be the leader of a command squad, with Harper right there beside him. Then of course there's Hagman, Harris, Perkins, Cooper, Tongue, and Skillicorn there acting as snipers. Of those, one is done and three more await painting: I only need to make Perkins and Skillicorn now. Thus, it leads the question of who else to fill in the other two spaces in the squad proper. After some doodling and rough sketches, I came up with the answer: Captain Frederickson and everyone's favorite guerilla, Teresa Moreno; Sharpe's first wife. "Sweet William" will prove easy enough I think, but Teresa poses a bigger problem. I just bought a figure on eBay that I hope will work, but we'll see.

I've also had a thought to make a traitor Imperial Guard force; e.g. "Sharpe's Enemy." And who better to lead that pack of dirty scoundrels than Obediah Hakeswill? That one's a project for the future, though, hehe.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Francis Cooper

Cooper's all-but-done now. I just need to add the terrain to the base and make his hair a tad bit darker.

Friday, December 14, 2007

"Chosen Men, to me!"

Moving right along with the 95th Rifles, I present my progress pics of Tongue, Hagman, and Harris.

I'm already planning out what I want to do with Sharpe and Harper, but that's to be another post for another time.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Chosen Man Cooper

After some free time tonight, I'm pleased to report some real progress on my Cooper figure. More pics to come!


As of last night, I've begun work on the first member of a team of sappers. My plan is for them to advance at the head of my force (they'll be a small detachment from the 77th Praetorian Engineers, by the by) and use them for various game objectives, such as holding bridges and whatnot.

He's a Praetorian bugler, minus the hands (I bought him for cheap on eBay some months back), and wears a Cadian knapsack. He has a shovel slung over one shoulder, and will ultimately hold a saw in his other hand. When it comes to close quarters, I figure he could use it just as a chain sword, hehe. I'm really pleased with how he looks right now, and I can't wait to see him and his future comrades in action.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

I believe an introduction is in order...

Hello, and welcome to my project blog. I be Lord Whitlow, the colonel of the 32nd Praetorian Foot. I've been into this little hobby since about May of this year, due in large part to a friend of mine who got me hooked. So here I am.

Quickly, here's a brief example of my work. That's Major M.B. Fletcher-Jones leading a small force of men on a recon mission behind enemy lines. He's a beheaded Praetorian sargeant, a Catachan head, and he carries a Warmachine pirate sword I had laying about. As of yet, he's the pride of my army.

And here we some stout wounded fellows from the 27th Foot, also known as the "Lousy Bastards." Wherever there is a bloody fight, you can be sure that the majority of the casualties of that of the ol' 27th. There has been more than one time that the 32nd has had to intercede on behalf of the Bastards.

And here's what I hope is to be the crown jewel in my force. It's a 40k version of Rifleman Cooper from the Sharpe film series! In the background of the second photo, you can catch a blurred glimpse of Rifleman Tongue (minus the hair). My goal is to ultimately make him and the rest of the Chosen Men, including Sharpe and Harper themselves.