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.
Tuesday 31 July 2018
One down and 11 to go.
Like most wargamers I hit a painting wall these last few weeks. Between watching virtually every minute of the football World Cup, coupled to the unseasonable tropical weather and general ennui painting has taken a back seat. Strangely I have felt guilty about the lack of actual painting especially as I have signed up to next years Waterloo event in Glasgow.
I have managed to sneak up to my painting desk when I was between matches or when it was cooler late at night.It could explain the standard of painting as I struggled to do my figures a service they deserved.I have completed one battalion of Garde Voltigeurs for the Waterloo project which is already looking like a pressure project. Only? 11 battalions left to paint.
One problem I have found these last few weeks due in the main to the heat is how quickly my paints were drying both in their bottles and on the palate. It isnt really a palate but is in fact a plastic dish filled with kitchen towel and covered by grease proof paper which I soak with clean water. In the weather even this was drying too quickly. Quite a challange.
Still I have managed to complete a couple of ECW royalist regiments including the Kings Lifeguard [mounted] and a regiment of Newcastle's army which was made up of in the main of men from Northumberland and Durham. What I really need is a period of crap weather to get back into the groove, typical British, never satisfied with the weather.