Grottyness, grottyness, grottyness. The cold I've had for over a week finally decided to wipe me out yesterday. It probably didn't help that since I caught it I was rushing round at work like a mad thing when the cold was at it's worst for snottiness and coughing. Anyway, yesterday saw me with sub-zero energy levels and today I was only just into positive energy territory so I've been stuck at home. Hopefully tomorrow will see me back at work.
I did get quite a bit done since Sunday's post though:
15mm Grav Tanks and APCS
These were all assembled and primed by Tuesday night. Today I've given them a basecoat of yellow ochre. Once that had dried, I did the first layer of camo (3:1 burnt sienna/yellow ochre) applied using a sponge. I've given the stands a base coat of burnt umber. Later tonight I might do the second colour of camo (3:1 sap green/burnt umber). Then it will be a wash of burnt umber and doing the detailing (crew, weapons, grav modules).
NAC Intro Fleet
I missed out one fact from my post on Sunday. While drilling out the holes for the flight stand pegs I made a booboo on the heavy cruiser and accidentally drilled too far through. I've plugged it with squadron green putty and drilled a new hole just to the side. The ships have all been washed and the battlecruiser assembled (which only involved gluing the bridge section to the main body) and they are ready for priming. I'll try to get them painted up this weekend.
15mm Seleucid Nellies
Having stripped the paint off these last week, I've now reassembled and primed them with the howdahs left separate for now.
15mm Buccaneer Standard Bearers
I've prepped the 4 standard bearers I bought for my Buccaneer army and washed them. I still need to add some wire for the flag staffs and then prime them.
15mm Swiss Halberdiers
I started prepping these at work this week and they are sat on my desk at the moment waiting for me to finish prepping them.
I've begun prep on these. Holes for flight pegs and the engine exhausts have been drilled out. Unfortunately all my needle files are at work so I won't be able to prep them for a few days.
I've been on a bit of a spending spree. I've placed orders:
GZG - more ships for my NSL fleet and some 15mm NAC power armour troops.
Tiny Tin Troops - a whole lot of magnetised bases for my 6mm ACW project.
Baccus - casualties, commanders, dismounted cavalry, some heavy ordnance and various oddments (tents, wagons)
Figures in Comfort - some pick'n'pluck foam trays for storing and transporting my Full Thrust fleets and a load of Litko tokens and bits for Full Thrust.