Tonight I finished the last of my Irregular Miniatures order…namely the two loaded wagons….
This means that I am part way to finishing the Imperial Army… so since I started on I have done this lot…
We now have the small matter of hundreds of resin strips to do. Now technically they should be faster as I am meant to be flinging some muted colours on some of them and doing the sides and back a bit brighter. Now as I have never tried anything like this before then it might take a bit of trial and error which may slow things down a bit.
We are now having a gale, so spraying the resin miniatures tomorrow may not go ahead. I am now off to cover up my toys as it seems the big shed has sprung a few leaks!
I managed to crank my butt into gear and get some painting done this evening…
The jinetes are nearly done, they would have been finished, but some knacker decided to paint the bases, so that stopped me doing the final bits and pieces like weapons, spears and flesh.
I painted the horses for the Reiters, I went for two styles, dark bay and light bay to try and separate the two units, I was going to do two flag colours too. Luckily I didn’t as I just remembered now, whilst looking at the photo, in these rules the Reiters are in sixes and not threes like all the other cavalry. They should be easy enough to paint as they normally wore blackened armour.. easy peasy…
Well this evening I did a but more digging and have narrowed down the electricity problem to the conservatory. It looks like one side of it has the fault…typically it is the side where I am going to have to remove walls and the ceiling. But at least it is narrowed down a bit. This meant that I could light up the lounge again and in doing so light up my painting Space.
So here are the finished arqubusiers..
As with all of the bases so far, I still have to paint the edges. I haven’t decided on a colour yet, but I am thinking towards brown rather than black.
Finishing this lot means I have nine more cavalry bases to do… six Reiters and three Genitors. I also have two large wagons to do too. Once these are done I can make a start on the resin ones.
Tonight I set to work on the mounted arqubusiers … I simply threw different coloured paint on the clothing to simulate the propensity for a gaudy look. Some of this will be covered by a metallic breast plate, or mail on at least one of them…
They don’t particularly look like much at the minute, but I am hoping that they will improve.
I have a parent meeting tomorrow evening so I won’t be home until late.
Tonight we had our friends over so I wasn’t expecting to get much done. I did manage to finish the knights and general’s…
I didn’t really have time to make a start on anything else, so as I had been showing them the 28mm Italian Wars too, then I thought I would make a short ten minute foray into doing them.
Alongside them are the remains of the metal cavalry. Two units of mounted arqubusiers, one or Reiters and a unit of Genitors. I have two metal wagons primed, with the base textured too, but that will be the metals all done when these are finished.
Hopefully tomorrow morning we are off to find a Viking Soapstone quarry. I will share the results tomorrow evening.
So another day of working from home has been and gone and still no PCR result, so it looks like tomorrow will be another day in house arrest. This evening however I managed to finish my knights and civilians as well as make a start on my general’s. Here we have said knights and civilians…
I know that them all having the same banner is probably historically inaccurate, but it does make them easier to recognise at a distance.
Hopefully I will get on with some more of these tomorrow
Well today I have been under house arrest for at least 48 hours as my son developed a cough, he has Asthma, but he got sent homefto school yesterday so we were being careful and got him a test. The guy turned up at 12.30. So it is likely I won’t be back to work this week. Problem is I am not ill so I still have to work, so sadly no days of painting miniatures.
I was late getting dinner, so didn’t manage a huge amount of painting done, but any progress is still progress… funnily enough the pikes were a lot easier to paint tonight.
I still cannot get over the weird heads, but never mind. I also found time to slap some paint on a baggage cart…
It still needs a bit of work, but it is over the hump.thisvsmall cart is actually from the fantasy range.. jt’s designation is a ‘dwarf cart. I was going to try and get four bases of knights done, but it wasn’t to be. I even gota couple of civilian bases out too.
The printer has churned out eighty Pike strips so far. I reckon it should sort out my extra needs.
So my thought was to stop taking dates for finishing this weekend coming. This is not a catch and I reckon I can get a parcel pretty much anywhere in the world. So if you fancy joining in then give me a date. If you win, we can discuss what is of most use to you.
Tonight I thought I had better crack on with things so I put Dredd on Netflix and did some painting…
So here we have the front rank for two Pike blocks.
I then made a start on the Spanish Pikes…
Now to differentiate the two lots I did these in less flamboyant colours on the whole. There are some bright colours in this lot, but also a lot more browns. Some of the heads on the Spanish are weird, they have a sphere with two holes in it. I am not sure whether it is some kind of weird helmet or if it is meant to be an unhelmeted head. To me a Spaniard wears a Comb Morion or something similar.
The one thing I was correct about… I already hate painting pikes! Only about 600 to go😬
We got another Firefly game in this evening and this time Joe’s luck improved, managing a good win.
I had a bit of time, so I got a wiggle on with the Landskecht, by wiggle, please read darkened the armour and cloth with a wash….
Since taking the above photo I also got the hats painted. They need to have the feathers repainted white and then some colour added. I can hopefully get these ones finished tomorrow. I will make a start on the Spanish tomorrow too. I have now printed another forty pike strips to add in the rear ranks. I will do another forty and see how I get on. Joe will probably need a pile more too.
I will start recording the finish dates tomorrow and will close the competition at the weekend, otherwise someone could honestly say tomorrow sometime in the future.