Sorry for the lack of recent activity. A couple things have happened. For one thing, I ran out of gas on the 30mm flat ancients project. Got halfway done with the Lampert archers and could not muster the enthusiasm to finish the formation. I will get back to them sooner or later, but once I hit the wall, that's it for a while. Secondly, we had a death in the family, about which I'd rather not inflict the distressing details on the blog readership. But suffice it to say I wasn't in a painting mood for a while, and it entailed spending a week in New York, away from the painting table.
However, I used the brief hiatus from the flats to finish up a couple of Peipp 18th Century figures which had been sitting in the painting queue for quite some time. For those unfamiliar with Peipp, they are a family business in Dresden Germany, offering rather stylized and charming toy soldiers in two scales, 45mm and 54mm.
They do run large, the 45mm are about 50mm and the 54mm are 60mm. To illustrate, I have posed a Peipp musketeer with 45mm flats and 54mm scale figures to give a better idea of their dimensions.
|L to R: 45mm flats: Schmidttdiel, Rossner / Peipp / 54mm: Barzso, ATKM|
|L to R: 45mm flat - Schmidttdiel / Peipp / 54mm: Tradition|
Next up, back to the flats: 40mm Romans vs. Germans. I got a great deal on a 45 piece set of Heinrichsen castings, beautiful figures which were originally offered in 1882. Needless to say the designs are somewhat fanciful when it comes to historical accuracy but very appealing in their own way. I look forward to sharing them with you.