Right then, last week I was away on holiday on sunny Mallorca so not much got done hobby-wise and consequently no update on the blog. I didn't get to do any historical sightseeing, apart from walking past the impressive cathedral in Palma. But this, coupled with the sight of the arid landscape, was enough to give me much inspiration for one of my "could-be" projects. As a result I'm 99% sure I will actually do the project, and it will probably be one of the first for next year. I'll let you know more when I post my plans for projects for 2014 around New Year.
It was a bit of a shock coming home though, as it apparently autumn has arrived while I was away. I went from 28 C and sun to 8 C and rain! However, the good thing is it's now perfectly acceptable to stay indoors and work away on my hobby-stuff.
Well, that's enough of my ramblings for now – on to the miniatures. This week I have finally managed to finish the miniatures for my own faction for our A Very Moderate Swedish Conflict project, the Röda nävar communist militia.
Röda nävar (Red fists) is one of the most well known of the many smaller Red
militia bands formed during the battle for Gothenburg. Mostly drafted
from the workers of the city's shipyards, they made a name for
themselves after capturing the Pripps' Brewery, an important strategic
victory and a major symbol for the Red's resistance.
the battle, they have fought in a number of defenses against White
forces trying to re-capture the city but mostly they have been on guard
duty – a boring mission which they fail to see how it will further the
cause of the people's revolution. As a result, they have answered the
urgent call for help from the Red forces on the new front line in Bergslagen, and are
now ready to bring their fighting selves into the fire once more!
The whole force, ready to bring the White scum to their knees in the name of the people:
nävar is led by Karl Weiron Ottosson, a former foreman and staunch
union activist of the Götaverken shipyard. He is charismatic and well-liked
by his men, but lately he's been getting a bit paranoid, looking for
possible traitors in his own ranks. Maybe it is time for a purge to root
out those without the true revolutionary spirit? Good thing he has The Book to help him in his struggles.
The miniatures are all from Musketeer Miniatures' Interwar range. The leader's head is from a plastic Warhammer Empire flagellant, his hands and the rifle are from the WW2 German Infantry plastic boxed set from Warlord Games, and the book was made from a piece of plasticard.
There are some minor conversions, like headswaps, on some of the other models as well. And all the miniatures have armbands made from grey stuff.
Some more pictures:
And a parting shot for good measure:
So there you have it. I hope you like them.
Thanks for looking – have a great week everyone!