In a week where I had only three sessions to get anything done hobby-wise I put in two five or six hour sessions to complete the painting of my remaining four small adobe buildings.
I painted them using the same process as the first one, save for the not using the very watery 'highlight' of yellowy-white and reverting to Magnolia, from a quick visit to Wilkos. I've been using tester pots of paint from Wilko's for a lot of my recent paint jobs. It's cheap, acrylic, thins well with council thinner and has great coverage (Imo anyway).
With three layers of paint and a large surface area, these took a long time to paint !
|The step-up to the roof acts as the lifting tab|
|The generic batch of doors were all individually cut to fit |
|Carpet and large bowl of olives (roof 'handle')still need to be glued down|
|'Camelport house' |
The 'camleport' house had the central roof support removed to allow easier paintbrush access to the interior and still requires gluing in place and painting ! The roof step allows for easy roof removal.
I intend to add a few more details and colour to these otherwise drab buildings. Larger buildings I intend to make a a lot less dour-looking (though I'm not completely sure how yet !).
Whilst waiting for paint to dry and daylight to return I managed to get more pots underway
|More beads and more work to do on them, BBQ skewers help!|
Taking advantage of a a break in the weather I undercoated the civilians shown last week, having already based them up (in a break from painting buildings).
The figures are based to match the rest of the Sudan stuff, 20mm square, thinnish card, covered in filler (Poundland's - of course), pva and sprinkling of sand - after the filler has completely dried !
|Salesmen (I do love their almost cartoony appearance)|
|The chap presenting the ladies' "unmentionables" is obviously my favourite and...|
|...now we know what this bevvy of beauties wear underneath their robes !|
As an afterthought (and padding for this very thin post - ED
.) here are some finished British gunners that somehow were omitted from previous figure posts !
|Late gun crews to the left, earlier to the right. Figures mostly OG with a few Redoubt (Top right)|
And that's it then for another week where time was at a premium and will unfortunately be again this week as on Friday I will be out of action all day with some serious eye-drops, from yet another clinic visit (the first of several varied hospital/clinic visits for November) .
Thanks for taking the time to visit, I hope you've found something of interest and as always your comments are both welcomed and appreciated.
Great work on all, the buildings really look the part, and really like your pots your making. Look forward to seeing your civilians painted, and great job on your crewsReplyDelete
Thanks all round Dave, this lot of pots were a lot cruder than I'd wished, but I will be going back to FIMO for pots and other extras !Delete
It will take a while before I get around to the civiliams, but I will get there.
More lovely buildings Joe. I'm trying my hand at building with foamboard though I'm not great at model-making so don't expect the results to be as good as yours.ReplyDelete
Thanks MJT and it's good that you're at least having a go at making your own buildings. Like me, remember that they're for your use and not display items !Delete
I just love your buildings Joe, they really are spot on. I have my eye on those miniatures too, fabulous fun.ReplyDelete
Thanks Michael, the buildings will definetly dofor me and the civilians are a delight though Iwish I'd noticed they had Indian as well as middle east civiies !Delete
Great stuff Joe! Can't wait to see you get some paint on those civilians 😀ReplyDelete
Thanks Ivor, though I doubt the civilians will be anything special they will match those I already have.,Delete
Oh yes, fantastic work again sir!ReplyDelete
Thanks you so much Michal.Delete
These have turned out as well as the other one, I'm very impressed. The rooves are always tricky to do, usually with inset ones there is a nogicable gap around the edge of the roof and the wall, completely destroying the illusion of a real building. You have got a very good fit and it looks great.ReplyDelete
The pots might be a bit crude but these are rustic buildings, they look brilliant in my opinion.
Good luck with the hospital/health issues.
Thanks Vagabond, inset roofs are always tricky , either too tight or there is a noticeable gap. Lift-off roofs are seemingly a must these days, whereas they were once nothibg more than a novelty.Delete
The pots are the first things I've ever sculpted so I'm not completely disappointed and will carry on trying - maybe I'll get better !
Health-wise all my appointment are now fairly routine (more or less) - it's an age thing !
Tell me about it, a friend of mine died 3 days ago he was 71 and very fit up until the last 6 months, just had heart surgery, didn't make it out of intensive care.Delete
Does make me wonder if giving up smoking and all but giving up alcohol was worth it !Delete
Great work again buddy, I always use tester pots for terrain due to cost.ReplyDelete
Thanks dGG, I somehow knew I wouldn;t be the only one. I use them sparingly on figures too.Delete
These turned out really well Joe & I love the carpet on the roof, could you tell me what you used for it please ?ReplyDelete
Thanks Frank, the carpet(s) came from Furt's Blog "Adventures in Lead and can be found here in his "Genuine Indostani Rug Sale" http://adventuresinlead.blogspot.com/2011/10/genuine-indostani-rug-sale.htmlDelete
I downloaded he image and had it printed on A3.
Great looking set of buildings! Super finish,I use household emulsion for terrain,I can't afford to use expensive model acrylics! Nice gun crews too!ReplyDelete
Thanks Iain, I'm beginning to tink we gamers are a lot more alike than we care to admit and I'd rather spend my pennies on lead rather than their coating.Delete