Thursday, April 27, 2017

Sudan project "Ansar warriors" part III


 Ton of WIP. My normal multiple irons in the fire approach.
These dudes have been dipped and are drying
 Next up some Egyptians to break up Ansar painting.
These dudes are now mounted on 60 x 60mm. Once they dry, off to be dipped.

Yearly goal 700 painted for the Sudan project. And not even 20% there yet.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

6mm Desert terrain "Mosque" part IV

         I am finished with this Mosque. The doors could be picked out, but in reality the Mosque doors are super detailed and a mess of colors. It would never look good at this scale. So they are, what they are.......
 WIP

          Three Pump Jacks. The orange idea came from the Russian jacks that were of the news last Sunday. There are 6 more to go. All will get the same look.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Sudan project "Ansar warriors" part II

Short up date.
Waiting on a flag dude to be painted. Big dummy never stuck one down for painting. They will get washed and flocked together.
WIP on the blocks.


Yearly goal 700 painted for the Sudan project. 
14 more done, 629 more to go.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

6mm Desert terrain "buildings" part III

4 more buildings.
Destroyed/Burning Mosque. 
I wished the collapsed dome was hollow. This one is filled in. Too unreal for me. One day I will create smoke pouring out of it.

Untouched Mosque is early WIP & next up.
New found source for desert palms

Games Craft Miniatures has a sale this weekend. 10% off

Friday, April 21, 2017

Time management


          I have one main project, 20mm Sudan. There is a cubic butt ton of minis to paint. Yet at different stages I am stuck waiting for stuff to dry. The wall plaster on bases, polyurethane dip, washes, and so on. My side project is 6mm Desert terrain. Same issues.




        Perfect example of a day bouncing between projects as things dry.



         Ansar dudes getting bases level and flocked. The Ansar without the wall plaster, leveling out the miniatures stand to the sand floor, is missing it's flag dude. So it waits on flaggy McNoShow.
          Buildings started and finishing touches. I needed to paint the churches together. In the hope they would come out the same.
All of these items need to get finished. My space is limited and dudes are on blocks ready to go.
         I am swopping between the wet palette for details and the bottom of a base for dry brushing/washes/white glue.
          I MoFo-ing hated these brushes. I won them as prize support many years ago. Never ever liked them.  With that some how my years of hate has made this one turn into my favorite for building and base edging.




Thursday, April 20, 2017

6mm Desert terrain "Buildings" part II

          The lion's share of my focus is on the 6mm Buildings. Other shit is being prep along side and techniques worked out.
Buildings are Gamecraft. I am doing to burning church before tackling the full sized complete version.
Some Wasteland Studios pump jacks
Old 6mm palms numbers have been doubled. They will need a little more love.
Those that double for 20mm & 6mm. Extras added to the fields. More irrigation canals.
The rice paddies and field edges need some green. This boy has 3 brothers, all need plant rows.
I need a better way of edging these irrigation ditches/canals/roads. The current method is not working out.
 Irrigation ditches' bridges. Plus some new fighting positions.
New Stuff
Some 3D desert ancient races business

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Sudan Project "Ansar warriors" part I

Ansar


          Whatever, we all know they are Dervishes. Even if the Mahdi forbade the term Dervish, those that win, write the history. But I will use "Ansar" to confuse everyone.

         Ansar/Dervish term/name includes just about every tribe or tribal type group that fought for the Mahdi. Jaidia, Hademdowah, Taaishi, Jihadiyya, Beja, Hadendowa, Baggara, Mulazimiyya, Amarar, Shukuria, Hallenga, Hamran, Beni-Amer, Bisharin

         Today I have a general mix of the dudes on blocks. It was not until half way through painting them, I thought about having the tribal groups represented. So I started to break them into stylized groups.
          The dudes on blocks will give me the first set of Taaishi warriors, 3 bases of 8 each. The rest will be the first to represent their group. I need to carefully select minis to finish bases next go around

The Taaishi will be primarily rhino shield (never was really rhino skin) and the fuzzy fuzzy hair.

The Baggara will be cavalry with INF in the mop hair style

The Mulazimiyya will have the red head wrap and dervish squares. (red&blue)

The Beja will be in the tan man dresses

The Hademdowah white head wrap and dervish squares

The Jihadiyya head wrap, dervish squares, armed with rifles.



Yearly goal 700 painted for the Sudan project. 643 more to go.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Sudan project "status markers"

Wounded or stamina counters
Low ammo markers. They will pull double duty, in RF&F.

WIP marker/counters

Here I have change from squares to circles. These circle dudes I picked up at AdeptiCon. Way easier to mass produce, no green stuff, and cost about 5 cents less. Yep a whole 5 cents, for a total Sudan project savings of a whopping 85 cents.
Dead dudes are HAT, Waterloo, Newline Design. Damaged guns are Old Glory