Yes indeed its on the Paint Table time again and this week most of the stuff paint table has been finished or nearly finished in time for Other Partizan next weekend on Sunday 7th September in Kelham Hall, Newark. If you are going please pop over and say hi.
Now as I have said most of this has been finished and it is battlefield clutter or as most people will call it farm yard animals. There are rabbits, donkeys, English Longhorn cattle, shire and clydedale horses, a couple of vans, pigs, chickens and all manner of other stuff too all by WarBases. But also there are actually and couple of things still to be finished or even started.
First up is the Celtic Cross and some baggages and barrels. The cross is by WarBases and is a rather lovely but of kit. I have painted it to feel like some with moss, ivy and other stuff grown or fallen onto it. I have gone for the neglected, overgrown, churchyard look and have made it a bit generic so it can fit into different periods, though I am using this on Sunday for the Anglican League.
Nest up is a half finished milk maid from Wargames Foundry, I think its 18th century civilians range and Mrs PK made me get it. Well I am using her for the farm wife, I know she is a bit old fashion but I rather dont care as I like her. I have gone for a generic customer colour look so, hopefully, she will fit in.
The rest of the table is basically stuff, well animals that I have finished or have nearly finished from English Longhorn cattle, there are a few herds of them in Leicestershire, English Stableback pigs, which were quite common in the 1930s, Doking chickens, Shire horses and vans to be drawn by them. Also there are a Red Deer Stag and Doe and a farmer sitting with his Bloodhound.
Well have a great week as I know I will have as I have some hills to create and a hand cart to paint as well as finishing off the milk maid.
Monday, 1 September 2014
Sunday, 24 August 2014
Back again with On the Paint Table and I am still carrying on with getting the fluff for the Partizan game ready. Strange that I am adding more points of interest for the table and still have a number of things to finish off to be ready in time for Other Partizan on 7th September in Newark. Once again I will be running a Very British Civil war game, in fact this time one of two VBCW game that are going to be there, and more on that shortly, but I need to have other green and pleasant land finished in time.
As you can see the paint table this week is mainly animals such of pheasants, I still have not started them, rabbits and deer, all from WarBases but also some barrels and other packages, a farmer, a van with draught horse and a Celtic cross.
Here you can see that some of the animals have been started well basecoated, these being the rabbits, on the front two bases, the deer and a pheasant. If I work hard enough I am hoping that these should be finished by the end of next week.
But besides the animals I have some barrels and boxes that I have to finished too to add some farmyard litter and also , hopefully the farmer who is sitting, finished as well. Also I have a Celtic Cross to complete and finish too and more on why is an follow up post.
Also there is a horse drawn van and horse to finish, again to add character but also can be used during the game for transporting things and possible troops. There is another reason for them and that is because we forget that horse drawn vans where still being used in the 1930s and would like them to be included on the battlefield.
I also have a couple of hand carts to be finished to, so far I have only half finished one the other one is still needed to be built.
Anyway have a great weekend and have a good time.
Wednesday, 20 August 2014
Like yesterday news that Wargame Bloggers Quarterly is on Facebook today I would like to tell you that WBQ now has a Google Plus page too. Again this is to reach a wider audience and also have a base where we can post extra content on. So if you like to join the fun and sign up for WBQ please follow this link.