The Bases are Done

Well Sort of! Not sure why but tonight the term butter fingers could be used to convey my skill set, figures bounced across the table, I didn’t quite get to paint the basing glue on their heads but it came close. To be brutally honest, I think the brush I was using was too large, did I change it? Did I heck.

Anyway I need to clean the edges up and get them painted and then I am calling these done. I will probably seal the sand with Watered down PVA tomorrow and then get some kind of vegetation on there. I originally thought of adding snow, but I really do think that it would be too bright and would draw the eye towards the bases too much.

As can be seen from the photo. The lone werewolf is done and the mounted squire is almost done, just really the spear and sword to do. I also made a start on the AA banshee or whatever she is called.

A Bit More Work

So I got on for a bit more this evening, whilst watching Evolution with the kids. Not a huge amount but still slowly pushing onwards to get these finished.

The flag is now a slate blue colour, not sure what the centre will be yet.

Really just some tidying up, the skin tone, and some of the unit insignia to do and then sort out a fur colour for the hats. Should hopefully be finished by Friday.

It is a bit like trying to think through fog today, but I have sort of broken my rule on not buying any miniatures, but these are some 1/35 native Americans to do as a diorama. I fancied something a bit different (as if I haven’t got enough to keep me going). This is what I went for in the end….

There were some really nice options. I quite fancied a horsey one but thought I wasn’t quite ready to make reins out of plasticard, so instead I choose something with loads of War paint. It should be here by next Wednesday. Now to be honest if there had been a Samurai one I would have gone for that 😂

Hopefully I will have a better day tomorrow, and be less in a harrumph. This lockdown is getting to me more than the first one… on the upside the sky is still light at 17.30, not daylight, but the year is certainly turning.

Did I Actually Achieve Anything?

I spent this evening watching the Firth Element with the family and painting Valhallan’s and an Ork… the problem is I cannot really tell where I have been.

Actually I can tell where I have been with this guy…

As for the Valhallan’s, mainly rolled blankets and the like on them…

Today my son’s mate came around to ‘play’ in the snow. My boy decided he wanted a barbecue, so winter barbecues are now a thing in our household 😂.

It was really pleasant when the sun was out.

I forgot to say last night that the car started being an arse. It is still a bit lumpy today, looks like the injector is blocked again. Hopefully it won’t take long as the other one really isn’t designed for snow.

An Ork, a Dwarf and Some Valhallan’s

Walk into a bar… well okay probably not. Tonight I got some more work done on the above.

Not really much to see, I did the webbing leather brown and added the green to the headwear and water bottles. Still a long way to go, but it is definitely more progress than of late.

I am probably closer to finishing the three Alternative Armies ones than any of the Valhallan’s.

Valhallan’s Off we go Again

Tonight I booted myself up the backside and sat down and did some painting. I managed to get them moved forwards a bit. Still a long way to go, but definitely heading in the right direction.

I will need a second coat on the green of the hats and equipment.

Snow is still lying, which is a bit unusual, the last time it was like this was ten years ago. We still have another week of it at least.

More snow heading out west…

Winter Camo… a Success

Well as it is still a bit snowy outside I decided to take the walker out for a bit of photo shoot in it’s unfinished state… evidently it is quite effective 😉

Funny but true, I actually lost sight of it in the IPad camera app and actually thought I had missed it.

Luckily the missile is going to be military green with a black warhead. So won’t stick out like a sore thumb.

Tonight I worked on it a bit more and got it to the nearly finished stage.

The lighting was a bit harsh, so the white has caused a weirdness that isn’t really there in reality. I will get it photographed in natural light tomorrow. I also painted the boots of the Troopers this evening too…

When I base this up I might add clumps of snow, but will check with my mate first to see what he wants.