In yet another week where I haven't had the will or motivation to finish my Zouaves off, once more I completed another couple of pieces in my paint area. I have managed some painting on the Zouaves (about six hourly sessions), but I'm really bored with them ! I have finished off two stalls though for a break from figure painting , which means I have just another two (maybe three) stalls to finish off. I've also been painting up a lot of the stall 'extras', that will eventually be added to the bases.
First up is a fruit and veg stall from "Frontline", though it's only a table when bought.
I've added the canopy and its supports built from scrap and a handkerchief.
|Very tal canopy to allow easy access to figures|
|...and another view from the other side|
|Fairly boring repetitive view|
|Finally evrear view (bored yet?)|
|"Get yer snake and pygmy pies here !"|
The second stall is again from "Frontline" and would probably look more at home in a mediaeval setting, rather than the Sudan. I think it's meant to be a pie store, or at the very least something selling pastry-based products.
|Really boring rear view (or front view ?)|
|Aerial view, just because...|
Finally, here's a pic of wip on some of the goods I'll be adding to the stalls.
I may have finished the Zouaves by next week, but as they hate me, and I them, it may take a while longer before they're finished and put into storage ! I do have a fall-back plan of finishing four figures, destined for Jimland, which are more likely to appear.
So that's it then for another week, thanks for visiting, hopefully there was something here to interest you and as always your comments are both welcomed and appreciated.
Fantastic work on the stalls Joe, really like your custom canopy as it adds another point of interest.ReplyDelete
You'll get there in the end with your Zouaves
Thanks Dave, it very encouraging and yes, the Zouaves will be finished... one day!Delete
On the bright side the things you did do last week look fantastic Joe!ReplyDelete
Thanks MJT, that comment brought a smile to my face as I think I started these stalls at the start of Lockdown!Delete
Another great stall Joe and I am so impressed with the level of detail these come with. Great photos too, nicely done Sir.ReplyDelete
Thanks you Michael,I like the "Frontline" stalls, they're much better than they appear on their (old) website.Delete
Great looking stuff Joe!ReplyDelete
Thank you Michal, slowly but surely, I'm getting there.Delete
Great stuff Joe! That pastry table looks the business 😀ReplyDelete
Thanks Ivor, I found getting the colours of the various pies etc., anywhere near quite difficult, but I'm happy enough.Delete
Excellent brushwork Joe. Lovin' the pie stall, they look good enough to eat!ReplyDelete
Thanks Ray, who would have thought you would notcie the pies?Delete
Great looking pair of stalls! No hurry with the zouaves!ReplyDelete
Thanks Iain, but how many stalls does it take to make a market ?Delete
Zouaves are coming along slowly but surely with nourgency now as I divert to other smaller bits and pieces.
I think your stalls look great and they will see more table time than the Zouaves so I think you are putting the effort into the right place. Of course I may be a bit biased;)ReplyDelete
Thanks Vagabod, unfortunately you're probably correct. The stalls are also intended for the Sudan though, so they too, along with the Zoaves (when/if finished) will all be put into storage.Delete