THE INDEPENDENT WARGAMES GROUP.
Being a Journal of views, prejudices,ideas and photographs of wargaming not just nationwide, but hopefully world wide.The name IWG was adopted in the early 1980's in response to the then dominant Wargames Research Group, but things have moved on,and wargaming appears to be in somewhat of a Golden Age, so sit back and hopefully enjoy my rantings.
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Tuesday, 11 August 2015
Family Commitments 2.
As I stated in my last post, I have been very busy with my family which caused me to halt anything wargame related. Anyway my house is now quiet again, so hopefully I can catch up on things.A while ago I was given some unpainted Willie Horses by a AMG member called John Duggan. It was a very kind gesture, but I knew that one would need a very large figure to fit them. Anyway, Front Rank supply a large French Garde Gendarme which I have now finished. The figures still needed a bit of work to actually fit, but I do like the overall effect. No doubt when they are seen in the flesh, someone will point out that the Garde rode dark chestnut horses. However I have found that the Willie horses paint up well as greys.
In what little time I have had, I have been experimenting with the artists acrylic, Davys Gray, as recommended by master painter Tony Runkee. The effect is very good for a shade of white, but I think Im going to have to experiment more to achieve what I am trying for.Still I've made a start. From little acorns etc. Anyway its good to be back.