So, we've decided instead to head off for Usk very early tomorrow morning and hope that the roads from Usk to Abergavenny will be clear enough for us to get there in the evening (otherwise we'll be desperately scrambling to find another hotel for the night!).
On the brighter side, my copy of the V2 rules for FoG:AM arrived this morning.
On The Workbench
I would normally have posted this tomorrow, but as I'll be away I'm posting it tonight.
Late 30YW Horse
These are almost finished now. The only bits left to paint are collars, plumes and metalics. I've put these on hold for the moment as I'm picking the remaining 6 figures for these units up at Usk.
Conquest Games 28mm Norman Skirmishers
As I had a few bonus hours due to my travel plans being cancelled, I made a start on these. They were black-primed the other day. First off I gave them a heavy dry-brush (nearly a "damp-brush") with Tan Earth, followed by a light dry-brush with Pale Sand. The idea is that this should provide natural highlighting underneath thinned down paint. I've tried the opposite in the past - primed white and then given a dark wash, but found that it didn't work quite as well as it should have. Priming black and then dry-brushing however seems to have worked really well (although perhaps the Pale Sand was a bit too light).
So, today I have done:
Metals dry-brushed with Oily Steel
Flesh basecoat (equal parts Flat Earth and Flesh Base)
Basecoat of woods
Basecoat on basing texture
I think these will probably be submitted for the Challenge before the 30YW Horse.