This evening I cracked on and got the final pair done. I even tried doing eyes on this pair…
I also spent some of today sorting out my 3D printer files. Basically I downloaded a pile and got them onto my hard drive… I did a bit of printing too. I increased the size of the Vampire and Scarecrow, printed a giant centipede as well as did a test print of some more 15mm Samurai. I
kind of got these to allow me to do Ronin in 15mm. I will be able to do various Forces to go with my 15mm terrain.
Tomorrow I will get a start on the Silver Bayonet miniatures. The centipede is going to spend a few hours in the sun to make sure he is fully cured.
Okay, to be frank, I cannot remember any examples in either literature or artistic renditions of elves being in the lancers, but this one evidently joined and no-one noticed his huge ears!
Tomorrow I will carry on with another officer from one of the Guard regiments.
I have three individual miniatures left to go from Alternative Armies followed by a sedan chair with armed occupant. In amongst these I will sort out the 3D printed miniatures too.
I am also considering getting some plastic pikes I can get 24 for £5.00 so it might be worth giving them a go as my concern about the metal pikes is that they will snap off the hands or arms if dropped. The plastic may have more flex.
I have also started getting a bit interested in the 2mm stuff again. I may be busy over the weekend!
I spent a lot of today slicing and printing, but in doing so I was reminded of the conundrum… how many angels can dance on the head of a pin… my version is less complicated… now many hands can sit on the head on a penny…
As you can see from above it is quite a lot… I printed out a whole load as I wasn’t sure how many I actually needed, but here is one if them stuck onto one of the miniatures to replace his resin pike.
The Eagle came out quite nicely too… I decided on this pose as I wanted him to be attacking the Goblins I the rise…
The way I will pose him is coming in feet first, hopefully it will look okay. I also printed up another warg and rider as well as another four foot.
I am also printing up some beasties for Silver Bayonet…
Finally I got some paint added to this dwarf officer.
Before talking about the painting I just wanted to say a big thanks to everyone for their support after my rant yesterday. I really did appreciate it.
Anyway, this evening I worked on this chap to a point where he just needs his colours…
As you can see he has a crosspiece so a normal flag like the lancer (sporting alternative colours) won’t work. Because of the shape of the model and the thickness of the pole then I am having to do a bit of a head scratch. I had a play around with one of the blank flags and have come up with a sort of idea.
I now have two dwarves, two dogs and two cannons left to go. My mate has just got a few more and so do I, so there are a host more to paint.