Friday, 14 January 2022

A slight glitch in painting progress.

I'm behind in my completing units that I have painted but not based. For some strange reason I cant face basing units that stand ready to be finished. Usually when this happens I will select some odd figures and paint them, making up small bases, commanders etc.
I have managed to base a couple more pike units to make them up to four.My intention is to have three battles of foot with pike, longbow, crossbow and some bills or men at arms.Cavalry will be in a separate battle and should be crossbowmen, coustilliers and gendarmes [new ones naturally] 


In an attempt to spark my self up I painted up this large, 35mm wizardy type figure who will stand around giving advice. I finally realised many years ago I would never be able to compete with the likes of Graham Green, David Imrie and Kevin Dallimore etc so just attempt to make a fairly neat job of these one off's. It usually kicks me back into action.
The figure was one of four I picked up at Stockton show last year? I think he was a 3D figure and actually very nice to paint. I have just completed a full artillery piece and crew purchased from a 3D company. That has turned out very well.The future appears bright for the 3D figure producers.




 




6 comments:

  1. Is he looking for loopholes in the rules do you think? Nice looking figure by the by.

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    1. As always David.I know you dont like plastic/resin but if one was starting out on the wargame path this has to be the way to go, simply from a weight point of view.

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  2. Very nice mate, I find basing a bit of a pain but to complete the brigade or whatever its a necessary evil and its adding that last unit that gives me a buzz, OCD I guess.
    Dave.

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    1. Normally Dave I want to crack off the bases, but for some reason Im struggling. I just need to sort myself out.

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  3. Robbie,fantastic painting rate-quite good quality too!
    Will we see you at York?
    johnc

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  4. I like your wizard/advisor and the whole army is already looking good!
    Best Iain

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