Thursday, 19 June 2008
current workbench update
lots of things on the go at the moment. I included a couple of pics of some of the Chiltern 1/48 Brits. These are now at the stage that, if they were 20mm minis, I would call them finished. It is very tempting to be lazy and varnish them as they are, especially as I have about 40 more to do! But I intend to try to push these and add more highlights to the uniform and webbing. The Daimler armoured car is undercoated and basecoated in GW Catachan Green . The two Dingos have been cleaned up but need some stowage before these get the same treatment, I will then paint all 3 together.
My Eagle Napoleonic figures arrived yesterday, they are fine but I have put these away with my Essex figures for the time being. A batch of stuff came from Allan at Lancashire games, The Roman Auxiliaries in the blister packs I have needed for ages, I will get started on these straight away. The 3 Napoleonic soldiers pictured are free samples Allan kindly sent me; he is good like that. I am very pleased with them. They are slightly bigger than Essex/Eagle/Old Glory but that does not matter much as they would be based in separate bns. There is a HUGE difference in price-a bn of these would cost only £14 including the command compared to around £24 for the others.
I am going to paint one or two of these up quickly to see how they look.
in addition to all the above, I have 12 20mm still on the blocks about half-way through painting.
So, everything is going steady, I just don't know which job to do first!
Gonna restrict myself to 3 projects , each of which has various sub-tasks:
1) 1/48 Chiltern:
1a) extra highlights on current figures; paint bases and varnish
1b) 10 Germans to finish
1c) Next 10 Brits to start
1d) stowage items on Dingos- duro bedrolls, packs etc.
1e) undercoat and basecoat Dingos
1f) black line all 3 vehicles
2) Lancashire 28mm Romans:
2a) Clean up 8-12 auxiliaries, stick on shields
2b) glue to painting blocks, undercoat black, begin painting as normal
2c) Finish all command figures already started (5)
2d) Order more 20 x 30mm bases from ERM
2e) texture and finish bases on the ones already rebased
3) 20mm Brits
3a) Finish these asap including odd crew figures to clear painting blocks (4 blocks)
3b) clean up cabs of 2 Bedfords, fit drivers (already painted) and assemble.
3b) undercoat and basecoat 2 Bedfords
This all sounds a lot, indeed it may take me a couple of weeks, but clearing this lot will really clear the decks and do wonders for my mental health.