I've been successful at keeping up my regime of getting at least an hour's hobby time each day over the last week, but have really little to show for all my efforts. With very few figures to paint up for the Sudan, or Jimland, for that matter I've been digging out anything I can find to paint.
The figures hsown above and on the left, I bought sometime around twenty years ago, the herder is a Redoubt figure (iirc) whilst the five ladies are all from Irregular Minis.
|Pretty boring huh ?|
|Obligatory blurry photo|
|'Whip boy' in stealth mode|
Not much of a post this week I know, but truthfully the Covid19 thing has had little effect on my situation and I'm still plodding on at my usual snail's pace. The Sudan output has come to a mere trickle as I doubt I have more than a dozen figures left to finish and all the others have now been safely stored away.
As usual I spend little time on my computer over the weekend and I'll be playing catch-up on all the blogs I normally comment on, over the next few days.
That's it then for another week, thanks for taking the time to visit and of course your comments are always welcomed and appreciated.
The painted figures look great Joe, and by the sounds of all the prep work you've been doing you've achieved a fair amount this week.ReplyDelete
I know what you mean about supplies, having run out of several paints, greenstuff ( luckily was able to order this one) and many other bits I need to progress with projects
Thanks Dave, I did get a little overenthusiastic in the prep work, partialy because of the brush situation. Hoping to rectify my supply chain soon.Delete
I'd love to think that I had as few unpainted miniatures as you Joe. And since I'm not really a fan of having to paint them up, it'd be a win win for me.ReplyDelete
Haha, I only have a few figres left to paint for JImland and the Sudan ! Like every gamer I know I have more figures in boxes, drawere etc. that still require painting and probably never will be.Delete
I've taken the drastic decision that most of my unused and unpainted stuff is going.Delete
I had started on this course before all this but, since looking around the attic at ALL the different (and unfinished or non-started) projects that are up there, I'm even more resolved now to see them go. On looking at what I have, I reached twenty different projects, noticed there was lots of others still to count, so stopped counting.
I don't know if Stuart still sells them, but Col. Bills had some good quality brushes when I was working there. I know as I have some, myself. Synthetic fibre brushes, so not sable or the like. But I've had no problem with them, and they were competitively priced (though the price I remember them at was a couple of years back). Ah, just looked at one next to me. They're Coat d'Arms brushes. As in the paints.
I've got quite a few projects that came to an abruot eb=nd too with unpainted or unused figures. I'm a bit of a hoarder too, but all of my figures, armies, used and unused will pass down to my #1 son and his offspring.Delete
Decent output, especially if you include prep,I'm doing a fair bit of that and it does impact on painting time, they look good in your scratch built building!ReplyDelete
Thanks Iain, if I don't finish a few figures then All I'd have to post about is showing my various wips!Delete
It goes that way Joe sometimes a lot of things finish together & other times all you have at the end of a weeks work is just progress, but all progress is good right :)ReplyDelete
I look forward to the market stalls as their something I need to do myself.
Thanks Frank, I like your philosophical approach and I'll take every bit of progress , no matter how little.Delete
Market stalls have sadly stalled due to lack of a suitable glue for the resin pieces.
Good work Joe, and they look a characterful bunch, despite being predominantly black (is my favourite palette rubbing off on you, LOL!!).ReplyDelete
Thanks Blaxx and that's the way it goes with historical minis sometimes, though I have tried to give the ladies a little colour even if subdued.Delete
Good work sir.ReplyDelete
Thanks you MIchal, much appreciated.Delete
Nice looking figures Joe - Civilians do add a bit of colour to a gameReplyDelete
Thanks MJT, I ttoally agree that they do add a lot to games and sometimes they can of course be objectives too !Delete
Great looking movies Joe, you can never have enough!ReplyDelete
Thanks Ray, I think "Movies" ?Delete
Great stuff Joe, and I'd say they amount to a fair tally - especially since it's not a race, and though the other Joe (Stalin) would disagree, they do say "quality over quantity" :-)ReplyDelete
Looking forward to seeing the market stalls, especially your scratch built ones for inspiration!
Thanks Twa for the encouragement - I need some at times !Delete
The stalls are a mish-mash of bought, altered and scratch-built, so watch this space.
I like the work of yours very much and the market will be very useful when playing more adventures in Jim-land.The details will make the whole.Nice!ReplyDelete
Thanks Ptr, the market is proving to be quite a big task as I keep getting new ideas what to add - and I'm also awaiting brushes !Delete
Nice work on them all Joe!ReplyDelete
Thanks Brummie, but certainly not up to your high standards !Delete