Tercio Shot

Well I did get these finished this evening. Not a huge amount done, but at least that is another unit down…

I still have a pile undercoating. I just had a look at the Irregular ones and they are covered in sand like the skirmish screen.

I will keep plugging away at these until they are finished.

6mm Italian Wars

This evening I set about getting some more work done on my Small Italian wars miniatures…

I finished the ones at the back and made a good start on the Tercio shot. Hopefully these will get some more done on them tomorrow.

We had beef stew and dumplings for our evening meal today. My middle child is gluten intolerant so we made her a separate portion in the only thing we had that could go in the oven…

We are going to open a trendy restaurant and serve meals in Pyrex jugs…I reckon there is a market for it.

Sengoku Monsters Part II

Tonight I worked on a couple of Ono (one armoured) and half a dozen Spider Demon.

Still a lot to do, but they are getting there. When I was sorting out I came across some remnants of my Warmaster armies.

I have at least a couple of empire wagons in the bottom shed, but these are all that is left of my once mighty forces. To be fair I bought the dragon second hand.

Spanish Guerrillas

Tonight I decided to do a bit on the four guerrillas. It turns out I did more than I expected…

Once again I kept to a limited palette, this does seem to speed things up a bit. There is still a bit to do on them, bu I am definitely over the hump.

A Bit of Painting

I got the 15mm Japanese fantasy stuff undercoated and also managed to get some work done on my 6mm Imperials…

The ones covered in sand are a skirmish unit, the other four are my Doppelsoldners. Each base is attached to a Pike block along with two bases of skirmishers. It was good to get some work done on these, I haven’t touched them in about a month.

I managed to get out and about today…http://outaboutinshetland.home.blog/2021/12/31/new-years-eve-patterns/

So while I still have time. I hope everyone has an awesome 2022. Health, wealth and happiness to you all.

I Achieved Some Painting

Flipping heck… I actually managed to get some painting done this evening… I finished the cave and bushes…

I also managed to get my mates Flintloque miniatures done…

I got a good start on my miniature with the sword back left.

This is a super rare Fljntloque miniature, it is no longer available and hasn’t been for years. I spent a good while looking for her and eventually got her in a job lot. Of lTe I decided that she should either go to someone else or get painted. The Silver Bayonet allowed me to get her started as I have decided to go for a Spanish unit and she fits in fine.

I will get some more done on her tomorrow as well as get some of the Irregulars undercoated.

Air Dried Fish

Well I am a bit more upright today and have managed to get bits and pieces done without the need for a lie down, the cough is still there, but not like it was.

I managed to get my wife’s home made bit of her present done… she is well into her knitting and tropical fish so I made her some stitch markers (a knitting thingy) in the shape of some tropical fish.

I found the STL’s on MyMiniFactory and printed them out yesterday and got them painted today.

I used a small drill bit to make a hole in the nose end and then superglued in a small ring with a screw thread. Isnt it amazing how it is, that as soon as you add superglue after a dry fit then all he’ll breaks loose.These were then sprayed white with masking tape covering the metal bit.

I then cracked open the Contrast Paint and set to work. The best way to describe this was an absolute bastard. They were tiny and fiddly and then they fell on the floor as my butter fingers got in the way. I then couldn’t put them down as the design for most wouldn’t allow them to sit. Luckily I had my broom shank bristles sitting there so they went in the ring to allow them to be hung up and air dry.

I then added a jump ring to the original ring and added a small clip as well.

Here they all are sitting on a plastic bristle ready to be put onto the card…

Unfortunately we are filling in an insurance claim as my wife hit a car on a roundabout this evening. Police came and sent her home saying… “it was an accident, they happen.” It was a black car, in the rain and dark, surrounded by Christmas lights and a super bright halogen light that shines straight in your eyes as you approach the roundabout. Luckily we have insurance for this. It will be up to ours and theirs to sort it out.