Monday, October 5, 2020
Friday, October 2, 2020
Continue with the Union RF&F effort. Some new metal and some that needed touch ups
The 20mm cultist have been traveling with me all year. I got to the point where there was little to do last week. The cultist got the attention
I can not count. 8 bases, some how I only took 7 bases with me for the tactical detachment. 4 bases of assault no jump pack dudes got done, and 4 Vinnies.
Thursday, October 1, 2020
The XVIIIth legion
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
There are a number of dudes that will require repainting. Some that need to be stripped. A few new dudes to kit out the armies. I have started with the Union. Why? I am on the road this month and the Union's color palette is smaller, more limited, than the South's.
I am using mostly Foundry paints. Out of all the paints on the market, they are the best. They are not easy to get. I ordered a set way back in 2011. They have been all over the world with me. GW and Model Color do not like to fly. Never had that problem with Foundry. Never had one go bad or dry out. Never had to replace one! Just like all the other paints, I drop in 3 22 cal airgun pellets as shakers.
You could buy the ACW range of paints from Foundry. The set contains all you would ever want in the Foundry 3 color system. I did not, nor am I using those colors. The ones I have are the ones I am using. I would recommend that you purchase the entire range of skin tones.
Consider yourself warned! Foundry paints are not cheap. They are 3ish pounds stirling a pot without shipping. You can purchase the pots as singles. You can also purchase the pots from any of the HMGS Cons.
None of the miniatures are getting the 28mm experience. That would take a life time to paint them. This is a speed painting exercise. No shading. No highlight. No dry brushing. The plan is to block in the colors and dip them in Army painter strong tone.
Why strong tone? The dudes have been on campaign, marching endlessly, camping outside. Pretty sure their wasn't a laundry service. I want dirty looking. Plus the dip does 50% of the work for you. The dip also protects them. The game will always be hosted inhouse or at a Con. They will take a beating!
Why 124C North American Flesh for a skin tone? The boys live outside all day, every day. The sun will bake them. And they would be a dirty bunch of dudes as they eat dust on the march.
The paints used are;
Foundry 66B for the jackets
Foundry 76B for the pants
Foundry 72B for the rifles
Foundry 124C for the skin
Foundry 67A for the sack
Foundry 45C for the Canteen
Foundry 66A for the belts, boots, pouches
Warpaints Claymore Blade for the metal bits
The boys here were painted like some one iced a cake with craft paint. No need to strip them. An old tooth brush took off 90%. A bath in the ultra sonic did the rest.
Old glory miniatures. White primer. Always white primer!
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
After the dudes sat/stood in water, their old bases melted away. The chunk of lead each dudes stands upon was cleaned up and checked that he would stand up. Everyone was then glued to 3mm plywoood bases, 1 x 3/4". The bases all came from Litko.
Monday, September 28, 2020
Here I go Again. I bought another army, 10mm Warmaster Lizardmen army. A mate was clearing out his collection which contained a partial Lizardmen force. I took it for 280, 20 USD a pack. Then went on ebay and grabbed a bunch more for around 18 a pack with shipping. All original stuff in bare lead, in blisters.
1 Mage on Throne
1 dude on big ass lizard
5 Cold One
1 Temple guard
Maybe next year they will get painted. Or if I am stuck in Fishkill all December.
I will continue to hunt for units to kit out the list. Whatever extras I will dump on the Warmaster trading group page.
Sunday, September 27, 2020
Finally moving on with the 15mm ACW. The goal this year was at the half way point to start 15mm ACW. As always I got distracted by something else. Nothing got done. I never even looked at the dudes.
Now that Tim is close, I have a gaming buddy who is interested in ACW. That fact jump started my ass into actually doing something. I will be hosting day 2 at Gettysburg, The WheatField.
I had to pick a smaller gaming scenario. My collect did not survive storage and half were based for another system and 90% were parts from collections I had purchased way back. All this put a serious question as to how many stands could I field. It was good Tim choose this scenario as I bearly filled out the order of battle.
Snake rail fencing. I had a ton of it at one time. Went looking and looking, I found the box it was in. I can't believe I sold it off. And I sold the stone walls. Here I go again making fencing. The fencing kits are from Battle Field Concepts. Those I kept and were in the box.
The base for the fence is wood strips from JoAnne's. They are easy to assemble after the first one. Once you get the spacing down, they are quick to build. I did 10 feet worth in 3 hours.