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I paint small metal and plastic figures and rarely get to play with them. But that is fine with me.

20 November 2012

Pretty Maids All in a Row (Part 2 - 1st Platoon WIP)

A small update on the progress I've gotten done on my 1st infantry platoon. Base colours are almost done, just the browns for woods and leathers, and metallics left.

Have to say, this is the first time I've painted 15mm in almost twenty years and I'd forgotten just how laborious it is! Good lord these little fellers are fiddly. Glad I have the two tank platoons (Currently sat, primed black and ready for paint.) to switch over to in between platoons to help break up this bulk painting monotony. After I've gotten the next colours done, I'll slap on a coat of Minwax English Chestnut for shade and call them done.

Then it's time for basing. I have some spackle which I've heard is good for textured bases, though I've yet to use it in such a fashion, so am a little nervous as to how it'll work out and if I will end up messing up my already painted figs as I plonk them into the pink stuff. (it turns white when dry, strangely)

Still yet to get an urge to paint any 40K miniatures, though I am sure that will return soon. The latest podcast (Episode 66) from The Independent Characters (My fav' 40K podcast) and Col. Scipio's latest post has me thinking some on some fun ideas for my Imperial Guard and the officer models I still have to paint up.

Here's a few shots of the British Infantry to wet yer whistle.


  1. I'm loving that British infantry, mate!

    Keep it coming, eh?

  2. Thankyou kind sir, hopefully have these chaps ready for basing by tonight I think.

  3. Excellent stuff!

    You have a Liebster award too ;)

  4. I raise my glass to you sir, those are just toooo tiny for me to tackle.

  5. @ Blitzspear - I know, I felt that way too. If my mate hadn't convinced me I'd get more gaming opportunities playing this game than any other (read - none), I'd probably not have bothered as painting these is seriously a pain in the proverbial.

    @ Headologist - I don't think you are in your right mind. You have so many other and better blogs more deserving of a Leibster than this silly infrequently updated blog. :) But I offer my most heartfelt thanks regardless. Appreciation from peers counts for far more than otherwise in my books.