Tuesday, October 8, 2013


My painting output has come to a grinding halt as I've been crook for nearly 2 weeks now with what the doctors initially thought might be pertussis, or whooping cough. I tested negative, but that still doesn't make it any easier after coughing my guts out (literally; coughing til you puke isn't fun!). The cough is settling down, but a side effect is that it's ruined my vocal chords, so I can't talk above a whisper without making my throat feel like I'm gargling razor blades. I'm hoping that a side effect of the coughing will be that I'll have a six-pack like a Greek adonis, but as we speak there's still no sign.

How'd I'd look if life were fair..
...but I'm a wargamer! Who am I kidding?

Anyway, there's been a little wargaming action in between coughing spasms; I've started on my Italian chasseurs for IV Corps and another regimental gun base. I'll post photos once they're completed.

Until then, here's some pictures of a 28mm figure I received some time back from Kawe at Grossbeeren1813 in a draw to celebrate his blog milestone. It's part of his wonderful Westfalia Miniatures range of which I regret I don't own more. As they're 28mm figures I'd have to start a whole new collection, which I don't think I could cope with at the moment!

She's a French Cantiniere taking up arms to defend her wares against the enemy. I'm thinking of making a small diorama with her as a centrepiece.

On another note, HMS Frolic has arrived! She is officially 18mm in scale, but I'm hoping that my 1/72nd British Sailors and Marines will fit. If not, I'll  eventually buy an 18mm crew.

Unfortunately, she'll be a project for the new year as I'm still up to my elbows in the Borodino project, the deadline of which is rapidly approaching!


  1. I do like your French cantiniere, great work!

  2. I hear she outrageously over-charges for her 'wares' but funnily enough - nobody complains!

    Great figure too.

  3. Love the Camp Lady! Ship looks good too. Best, Dean

  4. There's some kind of uber-grot going around. I'm just getting over it myself. Feel better.

  5. Love the Cantiniere, I'm supposed to painting mine up for a birthday present for the Provost Marshal but I'm falling behind schedule. I may have to use yours as reference if that is ok?

    1. Bien sur, Michael!

      If you're interested, I roughly base her on figure F2 from Osprey Men-at-Arms 146 Napoleon's Light Infantry. it looks like Sada had the same reference, as he painted his in a remarkably similar pattern. http://pageofasadashobby.blogspot.com.au/2013/09/france-cantiniere-28mm-metal-westfalia.html

    2. Fabulous, thank you very much and thanks for the link, I'd completely missed that.

  6. Can't wait to see what you do with the brig. I have been looking at those ships for a while now.

  7. Dear Mr Rosbif

    I'll be watching to see what you do with the 18 gun brig ... even if I do need to wait a few months.

    May your good health soon return.

    von Peter himself

  8. I hope you're a little bit better now? Nice figure, love her!



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