Friday, 20 April 2018

Shiny website

Apologies for the lack of posts of late, I have not forgotten, I seem to be in a small whirlwind of setting up Hardline Miniatures tasks, a list that seems to grow, each task producing 2 others!

One of the biggest hurdles for me was getting some web space together, everything so far has been on a shoestring! and having no capital to speak of a website was causing some consternation. But through some very knowledgeable contacts I found Wix!

So I present my website 😁

hardline miniatures

Still very much a work in progress that will expand over time I'm sure!

Go take a look, let me know any feedback, drop me some figures to paint!!

Friday, 6 April 2018

A new journey begins

After much consideration I have decided to take the plunge and begin offering my services as a wargames miniatures painter. It's been quite a journey and a fair transition to get to here. I have retained the company name I set upon a few years back that of Hardline Miniatures, this was created after my love of 18th and 19th century warfare. The hard firing lines must have taken so much courage to stand and endure. I initially set about creating products in resin but due to poor health and a lack of workshop space I was unable to maintain this aspect....... at the moment! Going forward it is something I will pick back up as there are a lot of items I would like to produce.

Like a phoenix rising Hardline Miniatures is now up and running and my books are open for work, so if you or anyone you know would like help working through that lead mountain feel free to drop me a line!
I am currently running off a Facebook page until I can secure some form of web presence.

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

French Indian War

I was treated quite generously to a bunch of Blue moon miniatures for Xmas, this is always a period I have found intriguing, so much of interest going on with the birth of a new nation and Last of the Mohicans is up there as one of my favourite films, who doesn't love a boys own adventure! Thus lots of material for scenarios and exciting tabletop derring do!

And to facilitate this Sharp Practice II! a fast fun set of rules that generate a hollywoodesq cinematic experience (oooo la de da) with a touch of the carry on films! In all seriousness they are fun, if you've not tried them, rectify that as soon as!

With that said I decided to take a short break from 6mm (the eyes need a rest sometimes) and stepped up to paint some FIW forces for SPII. I started with some English and opted for the 45th Foot, a nice contrast with red coat and the green facings. Altogether there are 3 groups of 8 and various officers, foot and mounted to discern the status level, I think levels 1 and 2 will be foot and 3+ will be mounted, also are a drummer and standard, with surveying officer for some support points.

My next batch was for some Provincial troops, these are painted to represent the Massachusetts Regt, quite well armed and supplied as provided for by the crown. Here we have 2 groups of 8 and various officers, these will all be lower level status to represent their level of professionalism. Again a drummer and standards for support. The various officers will be good for mixing in with various militia dependent on scenario.

Next on the bench some French line.