Friday, 22 June 2018

Greek Archer #2 - Adrastos.

I am not sure why the pics look orange in Internet Explorer, but I shall Investigate when I get home.

In the meantime, here is my second Greek archer, Adrastos.

I think I shall have to clean up the arrrow shaft - I did not notice that before looking at the picture - the camera really is more unforgiving than the naked eye!

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Greek Archer #1 - Daimos the Sharpshooter

I finished this guy earlier today.

He was speed-painted with my block'n'wash approach (same as my Vikings), only difference from earlier work is, I used Gryphonne Sepia instead of Agrax Earthshade - especially because the Greeks have a lot of exposed flesh, and I feared that Agrax Earthshade would look odd on larger areas.

For a speed-paint, I am pretty content with the outcome (I just spotted a couple of dot son his chiton, not covered by the wash - must be mended later), and it is fine for getting some models on the table. It will not win me any 'best painted' awards, but as I rarely, if ever. participate in conventions after Horisont died, it is of no concern.

I think I can churn out 2-4 per day when off work, and as I have the entire next week off, I may well finish the archers and get a fair few of the Hoplites done, too, before the summer vacation.

Below a couple of pics more.

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Pulp Figures - Rebasing Done!

A quick cleanup of the filler, and they can get a quick spray with black primer to caver the new bases.

I feel a Sally 4th order coming up - especially as I also want the new MDF laser-cut tramp steamer, albeit a bit on the expensive side (I have been waiting a long time for somebody to bring out such a kit).

I shall then have to make a Hinterland order, to get the pulp characters (and maybe a pack or two of the Hussars), but that will have to wait a while, yet.

Firstly, if my finances permit it, after our summer vacation I shall get a copy of Star Wars Legion, which I have been wanting to try for a while, so the pulp stuff must wait until Autumn.

HYW Spearmen - 16 Strong!

Here they are, all 16 Perry HYW French Spearmen, that I am going to use as a Mercenaries pike block for God of Battles - but of course also for other purposes, such as SAGA/AFS - I have decided to get SAGA 2nd Ed. when the fantasy rules come out, and I expect Studio Tomahawk to also cover the HYW with a 'worldbook' at some point, but in the meantime I could them for the AFS Empire faction.

I gave them the CBLPCF-treatment today, and they are now drying wit the study window open, as the poly cement is giving out a lot of fumes that I do not want to inhale.

As soon as I have finished assembling/building the two command models for my Greek archers, I shall prime them along with these, as I do not want to pull the spray can out for two models.

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

USUTHU! - Unmarried Zulu Riflemen, Bases and Powder Horns, WIP

I only added some filler to the bases, and glued another Powder Horn in place. IN this photo, you can see the WIP crossbelt that I am still leaving to harden, before I start modifying it.

Pulp Figures: Finishing the New Bases

A long time ago, I decided to re-base these two fez-wearing characters, and they recently surfaced from the mess on my prepping station.

I put filler on the bases and in the hole on the underside, and tomorrow I shall remove excess filler from the underside, and finish building up the base.

I think it may be about time I get that Pulp Alley Solo Play Deck...

Almost There!

Tomorrow, I shall bring out the first eight I finished for this unit, and they shall all receive the Captain Blood Liquid Poly Cement Filler treatment at the shoulder joints.

After that, they will have to wait for the Greek archer command models to be finished, before they all can be primed in one go.