Just did a little bit on these - Hull Red detailing on the weapons. Tomorrow I might do a little more - some black/brown wash into the eye sockets and a final very light dry-brush to highlight/weather the belts, weapons etc.
WIP: Sarmatian Command Group Figures
I've decided for these that I will try a different approach from my normal painting style - the riders will get a more detailed effort - base, wash, highlights for the cloth areas; the armour will be done as black base, Gunmetal Grey drybrush, Oily Steel highlight.
To this end, I've just done the black base coat for the armour.
WIP: Riders for the Horses
Counting the 2 lancers that broke at the hip during the prep phase, I've got 44 lancer figures and 16 armoured bowmen almost ready to go. At the moment they are soaking in a tub of water/washing up liquid. I'll be rinsing them shortly, then letting them dry out overnight.
I've decided to abandon the crazy thoughts I'd had of rigging up some kind of holder for painting them - they'll be spread out on some card, spray primed on one side, flipped, spray primed on the other side. I'll then paint the bodies below the neck before gluing them to their horses and finishing the painting.
After these, 60 more lancers to prep, prime and paint, and then my Sarmatians are complete (although I might want to do a couple more command groups).
Remember those mis-delivered books?
I never did do an update about that. Basically, City Link were incredibly unhelpful and told me to contact Amazon, and that if Amazon wanted to try to reclaim the costs of the books they were welcome to try.
Amazon on the other hand were incredibly helpful, said they would send replacements and would mark them to be be delivered by Royal Mail. Unfortunately, the books were all out of stock (I'd ordered the last ones that were in stock) so I've had to wait.
3 of the 4 books arrived today (by Royal Mail), with the last one due within the next week. Hurrah!
Pics (lack of)
3 days, 3 posts, zero pics - I promise I will post some tomorrow, but there's not much worth showing you right now.
OK, Who was it?
That planted the seed in my mind that has been germinating for a few weeks?
You know who you are, so 'fess up!
As if I haven't got enough in my lead pile, book pile and such like, I've got an urge for Pike and Shotte gaming, probably FoG:R as that's what is played by most people at CLWC.
I thought the urge was under control and could be resisted, but after work I popped into Waterstones to see what might make a good prize for my 100 Followers draw (which may get rolled into my mumblety-mumbleth birthday draw as that is only 2 weeks away) and somehow ended up leaving there with 3 Osprey books:
Elite 179 Pike and Shot Tactics 1590-1660
MAA 457 Imperial Armies of the Thirty Years' War (1) Infantry and Artillery
MAA 462 Imperial Armies of the Thirty Years' War (2) Cavalry
Guys and gals - I'm counting on you to save me from myself! Please post comments to reinforce my urge-control and stop me doing this!!