18th Century combat

18th Century combat

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

New Flags for review

I've posted pictures of flags from The Flag Dude, GMB, Maverick Models and now I want to post some pics of flags from Adolfo Ramos. What I decided to do was order his best or what he calls a "complete" flag. So far the largest size you can get this in is his 30mm size. The flags are all paper, no cloth/material options yet. The price of the flag increase with size and option - naturally. Below are the pictures of my first order - Seven Years War flags. I ordered a set (2 flags) for each battalion of the Prussian IR #1 regiment, 2 Austrian flags and he also sent me a single French regimental for La Reine. I think you'll see that these flags are as good as any on the market. With the 'complete' flag order you will get the flag mounted on a pole, with the proper finials, the pole is painted, and the flag edges are touched up so no white from the paper is showing. The price per complete flag is 6.10 Euros with his entry level flags under 1 Euro. I think the quality for the price is there as compared to the other flag makers. I also feel that Adolfo's work is right up there with GMB so it is well worth the cost considering you have a finished product when it arrives! Anyway, let me apologize ahead of time for the pictures. I'm sure my camera can take great pictures but the person behind the camera, maybe not so much.

I can't wait to see how these flags would look with the Black Hussar Miniatures SYW Prussians!

So my final thoughts are that you cannot go wrong with any of the 4 flags makers I've listed and by having choices you'll get what you want.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Things I've done in December

I wanted to show you what I was working on for the month of December and the first week of January. I helped a friend by painting up some additional figures for a couple of SYW units I had painted for him. Then I painted up some 1/72nd plastic figures for him for the same period - SYW. He's basing everything for 'Might & Reason' but, at least for the 28mm stuff he'll be using a 60mm x 60mm base using 18 to 20 figures. I like the look of that as it gives more weight to the unit.

Along the back row you'll see the two units of mine I was working on. The unit on the right is I.R.1 in 1806 using Elite Miniatures figures. I'm waiting for the flags to arrive in the mail. I thought I'd give Adolfo Ramos a try with his flags. I selected the 30mm complete option to see how his best is and compare that to GMB, The Flag Dude, and Maverick Models. I'll take pics once they arrive. The unit on the left is I.R.33 for the SYW using Front Rank figures and GMB flags. I've mounted them up on the 60mm square base for Might & Reason. That's it for now. Next on the painting table will be a Minden unit of Austrians for Might & Reason and then back to my 1806 project with another Prussian infantry unit mounted up for 'Republic to Empire' and I've been looking at those new SYW figures from Black Hussar Miniatures. I'm thinking of ordering enough figures for a unit just to see if they look as good in person as they do in the pictures.

and on to the pics....