Still aching like mad, luckily no washing machines to move today, but the hot water tank overflow kicked in at 22.00 so I have fastened the ball cock up and turned off the boiler. I will get a new ballcock tomorrow.
I did manage to get some paint on some goblins today…
We have a leader, left. Three frogherds and a shaman on the right.
Hopefully I will get some more done tomorrow evening.
So this is my last evening at home for a while so I decided to crack on with the big boys/girls.
Still a bit to do, but it is less to do when I come back. Typically the washer decided to spring a leak today so it will probably be new washer time when I return… that and pay for the car repairs. April is going to be a bloody expensive month!
Highland Miniatures Patreon dropped today and I spent no time printing out two of the three swamp trolls. I also printed off a frog rider. Another test of frog cavalry (with sticks) is printing as I type this.
I decided against the third swamp troll as it is throwing up the corrosive stomach contents. These will be for Dragon Rampant I don’t need set unit sizes. I really do like the ‘Creature from the Black Lagoon’ vibe with these. I really love the frog riders, you cannot see it, but this dude has a pan strapped to his head.
I didn’t have any suitably sized circular bases for the trolls, but did find some penny sabot bases which were a nice size. I used some filler to hide both the coins and gap. I deliberately left a depression to allow me to add some resin for water and because I am a pillock I left it under the right foot in both of them!
A bit miffed tonight as the car was making an odd sound so I popped down to the garage to get it booked in when I am away next week. He wanted a quick test run and banned me from driving it as the bearings on the offside front were shot. The extra good news is that the brakes need sorting and it seemed like the clutch is dodgy too. Hopefully some of this will come under the warranty!
I got the Frogherd finished this evening and made a good start on a second.
All of the ones I have painted have armoured footwear. Initially I thought this odd as they would sink into the mire… then it dawned on me that there might be things in a swamp that you wouldn’t want to step in with bare feet.
Well okay that is a massive over exaggeration, but I have to admit that these are probably the brightest things I have painted since the Imperials from the Italian Wars.
The really pale blue isn’t really working so it is either another colour over the top or another coat or two. I have yet to decide. The unpainted one is there as I didn’t want the paint to run into the wet blue.
I also worked on the tusks on the big beastie. Not perfect, but better than the very first attempt…