It's been one of those weeks - everything was going so well, busy with work but still managing to get plenty of hobby stuff done, then everything just came to a grinding halt!
"Cat sitting" for our next door neighbour and "camera fixing" for a friend are my convenient excuses, but I fear it was the pain of assembling a dozen plastic horses and riders (with an average of seven parts to each) that knocked me off my stride. I'm beginning to really dislike the time involved with these 28mm multi-part 'kits' - and I've just received my parcel from Warlord Games containing yet more of 'em, after taking advantage of the recent "Three For Two" offer on their website!
So, what did I manage before the glitch, well, after the previous post, I continued to experiment with "Mini Mold" and this time tried simply applying sand, grit and small pebbles to the base (saving all that time sculpting the ground) before pressing the mould, and I used 'standard' Miliput (half the price of the 'fine' variety I used on the previous marker) to see if it would pick out the detail well enough.
On the painting table, the ECW project has continued with the addition of a green regiment of foote,
The charity shops haven't turned much up of interest recently, but I found a very pink, well playworn "Matchbox Speed Kings Dodge" for 50p. I knew exactly how I wanted this to look, and once the rivets were drilled out, I took the car apart and gave it a coat of black primer,
Finally, NOT part of this week's output, and just for Simon, who wanted to see it - here's my one and only (at the moment!) 'Clix mini that I mentioned in a comment over on the Fantorical blog, where there's some fantastic work being done converting these 'toys' into mini's fit to grace the table top.
Please bear in mind that this is a very old "conversion" I did years ago, and it's simply a coat of PVA glue followed by a dip in the sand tub, followed by a quick lick of paint to turn The Hulk into a Hulking Earth Golem for my D&D games!
Before I return to the task of trying to get those two troops of horse finished for next week, thanks again for visiting, and for any comments you might leave - especially if you have words of advice on how you reduce the tedium of assembling units of plastic miniatures!!