Tuesday, October 30, 2007

I'm in a rut

I haven't been feeling inspired lately to pick up a brush. I've done some prep work for the 25 pounders but nothing out of the ordinary.

Here are the steps that I'm going to try for the next platoon. My last batch was total mayhem. No order whatsoever.

  1. Sort the miniatures based on their pose
  2. Now organize the "men" based on which stand/base they will mounted on
  3. Glue them on some large craft stciks
  4. Prime them
  5. Paint the skin
  6. Paint the uniform
  7. Paint the webbing and backpack
  8. Boots
  9. Guns
  10. Helmet / Beret
  11. Dirt (flat earth)
  12. Ink Wash
  13. Glue onto scored bases with super glue
  14. Model the bases (DAS, wood putty?)

Monday, October 15, 2007

Magic Wash is my friend

After posting some of my first painted miniatures on FOWOntario, a few members commented that a nice ink wash would help out the miniatures greatly. So I whipped up a batch of Magic Wash, got an empty paint container and premixed 1 part brown ink with 5 parts Magic Wash. Wow, I'm impressed. Now I gotta make some flesh wash and we are in business.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

I haven't been dead

Here are my latest updates.

  • 4x Sherman's and 1 Sherman VC have been assembled. I thinking of added some stowage to them before priming them
  • 4x 25-pounders have been assembled. I also sorted the miniatures based on which team they belong. I wil have to paint over 30+ men for this platoon.
  • I also assemble four 25-pounder limbers. I won't do anything with them since I don't have transport for them.
  • Mixed 1 part brown ink with 5 part Magic Wash for the uniforms. Inked around 15 men last night.
I was reading the rulebook about 600pts forces and they claim you can have a force ready in a weekend. Holy crap. I have no idea how you can do it so fast. Guess I'm really really slow