Tuesday, 13 July 2010

More Militia

Finished these two guys in June, though this is a WIP shot. This is becoming one of the slowest painted battalions in history I reckon. 14 finished models in it at the moment, and been chipping away at them for a long long time (from the Dutch Belgian Napoleonic thread in my blog side bar, you'll gather the militia were started in 2007!).

I have been generously given some green stuff recently and have been toying with the idea of trying some sculpting. Bought some dentistry tools and wax shapers at a very good price so I am armed and ready to go. I've created a 28mm armature after sketching out a 'figure' i am going to try and create. I'll have some WIP shots of it soon. I have the fear it will look terrible but i'm going to give it a try.

I pushed around some green stuff the other day to get a bit familiar with it and it is, as they say very much like chewing gum. This will be fun.

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Figometer Update (June 2010)

June was a fairly decent month of painting for me, maybe getting some 6 or 7 hours worth of painting time, in between the World Cup (which has been a bore really, with some shockingly poor games) and little Isla competing for my time. The end result of this free time was 3 finished miniatures - a couple of Dutch Belgian Naps and a German from my SdKfz 251. Put a lot of effort into that German figure, which was from Bolt Action, and may offer him up on the SD painting comp maybe. Am almost ready to base the Dutch Belgians now, they'll be mounted 4 to each plasticard base.

I just can't get motivated to do a varnishing session right now, its an important part of the process but I often find it mundane.