Monday, 1 May 2017

Wandering into China

Not a holiday post unfortunately but one regarding the Boxer Rebellion.

I've got a few Japanese infantry in the catalogue now and a new sculptor who is keen to carry on the range (watch this space) and my interest in the period is heightening, especially after the come down after Salute lol

Got some new buildings in the Chinese section and working on several more including more walls and I thought it might be good to put them on one of my building bases.

A basic layout was chosen basing it on the standard Chinese courtyard house but only having catalogue buildings in it, I think it worked quite well.

The buildings were given a spray base coat of a cream colour and then washed with a brown ink. The roofs and ruined sections of plaster were painting a light grey and then washed with a green/brown ink, drybrushed with a lighter grey than the base coat. Groundwork was added as normal wall filler first and then my gloop mix to the outside and painted with suitable ground colours.

Then the fun bit happened, the details and the growies (always my favorite part of a build). The main doors were painted red and everything was suitably weathered. A few trees in the courtyard, some tufts and a couple of flowers at the front and we're go to go :-)


Wednesday, 26 April 2017

SALUTE 2017 the finished pictures

Well, that was a busy day lol

But a good day! Always good to see many familiar faces and put names to new ones. Thank you all for coming over, having a chat, commenting on the game and products etc.

For those that couldn't make it to the show, below are a few pictures that I managed to snap before the hordes descended :-)


Sunday, 16 April 2017

More for the SALUTE 2017 demo board

As time is ticking by I thought it would be a good idea to have a quick update on the Salute tenshu. It's progressing well and I don't envisage working the whole night before this time but we'll see lol

Here's a few photos to keep you going for now. I don't have much time to do a proper write up but I promise I will do when Salute is over 👍


Thursday, 6 April 2017

OSHIRO new releases

I've got quite a few new releases that are now ready and the first lot are below. There are also going to be some new sections in the catalogue and when they are ready to go I'll post them here.

Firstly are the new 28mm samurai releases.

We've got 5 new items in the Additions range and pictures of these are below. Prices and descriptions are on the website.

Next we've got a new fune (ship) ready. Smaller than the last one and more manageable on the table top.

Then we've got some new religious bits in the form of two torii. A simple rural one (shinmei) and a more elaborate version (hachiman). I'm also working on some other religious items but more on them later.

I've also got an emerging Edo period range on the go. Only two buildings for now but this will hopefully change in the coming months along with some more buildings and smaller additions from the period. There's a shop and a two story house.

Finally there is a Chinese headman's house for the Chinese rural range.

This are all ready to go and are available at Salute 2017 There are also a few other items that I'll post on over the weekend.