OK so over the last week, once more, I haven't managed much, but I have managed to base of fifty models and undercoat them. I tend to take more time that is absolutely necessary when basing as I like to leave a lot of time between 'drying' stages.So after cleaning off what little flash there was I cut bases from plastic credit cards, store cards, phone cards etc. Next step is glueing figures to the plastic bases using either super-glue (Lok-tite gel -from Poundland). Then after a long drying period they were 'gunged up' using Poundland filler (of course) and again left to dry over night. Final stage, before spray -undercoating was to apply PVA glue (undiluted) onto the base and sprinkle them liberally with sand.. The undercoat was applied after yet another fairly lengthy drying time.
I carved a new tail from a lump of lead acting as a sprue for some Sudanese Dervish.
The result of the drilling and gluing of tails is shown on the photograph to the left, with the 'home-made' tail on the left-hand horse.
|The now suitably based, gunged and undercoated now tailed horses
|Home-made lances now attached with 'Perry' Mahdist Standard pole for comparison.
|Half a dozen adventurers for Jimland were also prepped.
|A "Loom" box with removable and re-positional partitions.
the sticker on the front was a pain in the proverbial to remove. I used a scape, water and 'White spirit' in copious amounts over several days.
|The "loom" box re-purposed with a few sample "Congo"
That's it then for another week, over the next week I'll hopefully be daubing paint on a lot of the above (not the box) .
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