Tag Archives | VBCW

More Lads – IRA (4)

Just finished a few more lads for the good fight.  I’ve painted all these poses before, just trying to keep the paint schemes separate enough to keep them all unique looking.

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BUF (3) – Command

I’ve been wanting to add this command group for a while, so I’m really glad to have finished them.  The models are great and lots of fun to paint.  I added a spare British Regular command figure and just painted him in BUF colors.  I think it’s fair to assume that he might have had […]

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British Regular Painting Guide

This is mostly for my own reference, but hopefully it will serve to help others who start out clueless.  The following paint scheme should work for the Irish War of Independence, the British Expeditionary Force in WW2,  and a Very British Civil War. All colors are Vallejo Model Color. I’m also using the following for […]

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British Regulars (2)

I’m becoming quite addicted to these Musketeer Miniatures.  It seems they are incredibly fun to paint, I just wish there was less cleanup involved in the process.  It seems that the mold lines take quite a bit of work to get rid of, and there are some blemishes on many faces that I dare not […]

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Crossley Tenders

I’ve been watching these little beauties on other peoples photos for a while now.  These trucks are called Crossley Tenders and they carted the Black and Tans and Auxies around Ireland during the Irish War of Independence.  There’s lots of great footage of the troops packed into the back of these trucks and tooling around […]

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BUF (2)

I’ve been planning on adding more troops to my VBCW project for a while, but I got sidetracked for a while with starting my own miniatures line.  At the moment I don’t have anything to do but wait, so on to more painting. This is a pretty tame group, just a few more weak minds […]

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BUF Painting Guide

I just finished up some more of my BUF troops for a VBCW and though they aren’t very complicated, I couldn’t remember what colors I used for  some of the details.  So this is mostly a record for myself, there may be others out there that would like a starting point for painting their own […]

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English Regulars, BUF, IRA, and Eddie

I have been wanting to paint this lot for some time.  All of the models are from the Musketeer Miniatures Interwar and WW1 ranges, with one exception.   The figure of Edward is a freebie given away at a British wargames show called Partizan.  A very nice gentleman sent it to me, thank you again sir. […]

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Black and Tans (1)

I painted these Black and Tans from Musketeer Miniatures a while ago, but finally snapped the photos this morning.  They were a bit flashier than I’m used to but cleaned up well. They were fun to paint, but I’m a sucker for puttees.  I couldn’t really figure out what color exactly to paint the RIC […]

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Trouble in Ireland – IRA (1)

I’ve had my eye on this period for some time and the Paul Hicks’ figures finally pushed me into getting started.  I also bought the original VBCW book for some light reading and to get more use out of IWI figures.  I thought the IWI offered some engagements with low model counts and few specific […]

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