The ramblings of a wargamer, originally up a valley in a wet and windy place and now back in civilisation.
Please note all the photos on this blog of my collection of wargame miniatures are the property of Colin Ashton and may not be reproduced without the owner's permission.
Today's offering off the basing production line is the Prussian Dragoon Regiment No 5 using Elite Miniatures (flags by Adolfo Ramos). These didn't seem to take as long to do; an hour last night sanding and daubing some brown wash over the sand to give it a darker hue then another hour this evening highlighting, applying static grass and a few tufts. Yes, "my name is Colin Ashton and I'm a tuftaholic!" It makes sense as I used to be a workaholic in the day and I probably got very close to going beyond having an unhealthy relationship with booze, but nowadays I get my kicks of (legal) prescription painkillers!
I have to say that I really am pleased with the way this unit has turned out. Barry (aka The Flash) painted the figures for me and I did the basing and between our efforts I reckon we have a winning partnership!
That as they say is the last of my Prussian cavalry (apart from those I don't yet have of course, i.e. when I bring the cuirassiers up to 30 figures). I've also just completed my eight-gun horse artillery battery (four models) and this evening glued and sanded the bases of three Prussian infantry battalions, so progress is being maintained. In fact I'm running perilously short of sand (good job builders still here).