Just finished another couple of the fantastic Lead Adventure Miniatures figures, this time the Royal Hunters. Lots of fun to paint as usual.
I just finished these lads up. I’m a huge fan of the British figures in the Lead Adventure Miniatures 1881 line. They are a bit intimidating due to the amount of detail and general awesomeness of the figures. I’m really happy with the lad with the fury coat, but I’d have like to have chosen a few different colors on the guy with the mechanical arm. But I think they will be great additions to the team.
I didn’t plan to paint these lads so early in the VSF world, but due to an order mix-up I became the proud owner of them. They really grew on me from the start. My original plan for my VSF forces involves defending Britain from Zombies and fighting Prussian spies, so the muscle is going to be Artizan Bobbies with guns. That left me with a dilemma, what to do with these pseudo coppers? I came up with some sort of liaison from the military to work with the VSF special forces lads.
I’ve read about the Zulus wars extensively, so I had to go with green cuffs and collars for the 24th of course. I struggled with the helmet color though, white (foriegn service), black (home service), or tea stained (practical field alteration of white hat)? In the end I went with white to keep the model bright and cheery. The cords to the LAM VSF weapons and tools is typcially painted red and blue, so I altered the colors a bit, and even considered a green cord for a while.
Hope you like ’em.
Not much to comment on, I followed the LAM paint schemes for the most part with just a few brighter colors subbed in.
Great models and lots of fun to paint. Should lend some firepower to and VSF team.
These lads are on the way soon.
I’ve had these folks for about six months now and have been looking forward painting them for even longer. At first I was intimidated by the level of detail in the sculpts but it didn’t turn out to be daunting at all. In fact, it seemed a perfect level of detail and with some careful color choices, it was quite easy to paint them. I used the LAM website as my guide for the colors and it turned out quite well. If I had it to do over again, I might have gone with a green for the Bonnie’s dress, but I like it anyhow. Try as I might, I couldn’t get a decent in focus picture of Bonnie.
These guys represent my first foray into 28mm VSF and I’m glad to start it. At first they will fight zombies using Akula’s AR:SE rules and eventually I plan to have some dastardly Prussians and possibly Turks for them to fight with Flying Lead. We’ll see where it goes, but the first priority is FUN really and these guys are definitely fun to paint.
These are also the first ever metal miniatures I have based on slotta bases. I like the rounded 30mm bases as these will be centerpiece figures, they will never be in a unit really. Each is an individual.