Sunday, 14 December 2014

The First Theme Round ('Cold') Is Now Up!

Well, I'm a bit rusty after a year away but I finally got all the hamsters spinning all the wheels in the right direction.  I'm happy to announce that the first theme round is now ready for viewing so please, click on over to the Theme page, view all the wonderful entires and cast your votes. Top three get extra points and a treat from the Snowlord (me).

As a reminder to all the participants, PLEASE send me your theme entries by Saturday before midnight (my time CST). I had to spend an inordinate amount of time adjusting for stragglers today. Not a huge issue but I will be suitably ruthless next time (roars,  claws air, gnashes teeth, etc.)

As for myself I returned to a project I started last year, the 1812 French retreat from Moscow.  I managed to burn some midnight oil (actually, like, a tanker of midnight oil) and got these three cavalrymen done for today's launch. Poor lads look cold and rather harried. Well, I guess that's what happens when you holiday uninvited in Russia...

Anyway, enough blather! Go visit the Theme page and enjoy the gallery!

From Jake - 28mm WWII German Infantry


This is my first entry for this years painting challenge. I was inspired by TFL's Operation Winter Storm, The Drive For Stalingrad December 1942. So I started with four winter Germans from  the Artizan range.
It was also a good chance to try out the crushed glass I obtained from the Scenery Workshop

The Panther from Corgi is a bit out of place because the production of the Ausf D only began in January 1943. But is such a lovely model and the only German winter vehicle I got. What would have happened if it had been available for Operation Winterstorm?