3rd Analogue Painting Challenge - the Awards
Curt posted the various awards a few hours ago. You can view them here.
I was pleasantly surprised to find out that I'd been in the running for the Challengers' Choice award for my Swiss pike block.
I was also pleased to see that two of the entries I'd predicted would get awards did so. The first was Michael Awdry's "Seven Samurai in Greyscale"; the second was Phyllion's "Lady in White".
An Early Birthday Present!
No, I'm not referring to the big UK news of the day. I'm talking about a little package I got in the post today. A few weeks back, I won some FoG markers in the prize draw on Phil B's blog. They were in the package and will be very handy indeed. Thanks Phil!
When I got up this morning I discovered that I'd lost my voice. Well, I could just about manage a very hoarse whisper. It's started to come back now, so I should be OK tomorrow.
So, as I couldn't work (my job does involve a lot of talking) I made a start on the Koreans. Last night I had primed the light foot, light horse and levy troops with Vallejo white polyurethane primer. I decided to have a bash on the light foot. Amazingly, I have managed to get them finished apart from matt varnish and flocking (I may be able to get that done tomorrow evening). Here's a couple of pics taken before I gave them a coat of Klear:
I'm quite pleased with how they've come out. However, painting these has made me decide to do the Kwang Gun (regular) medium foot on painting sticks rather than on bases. It would just be too fiddly trying to get to the details with 3 figures on the bases. I should be OK doing the levy medium foot on their bases as their clothing is much simpler.
This evening I have been killing off one of my dry-brushes doing the metalwork on the heavy cavalry. Half of them had the horse barding done with silver, the other half I used silver with a little bit of gunmetal blue mixed in to give the barding a blue sheen. I'll be painting the latter up as Singi Guard.
Here's a pic of the current production line: