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A mythical beast - a female wargamer! I got back into wargaming in the summer of 2011 after a very, very long break. My current interests are Ancients, ACW, 30YW and SciFi gaming.

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Paint Table Saturday #35

It turns out last week was indeed #34, so that makes this


#35!

Having gone all the way through spraying with matt varnish then touching up parts with gloss and satin varnish for the cops, G-Men and gangsters, I had a horrible thought a couple of nights ago. Part of my plan is to use these for participation games, so they'll probably get handled quite a lot. Will the spray varnish be enough to keep the paint jobs safe from handling? Discretion being the better part of valour, I decided to play it safe and give them a coat of Klear. Of course, this means that I'll have to go back and repeat the matt spray and brush-on gloss/satin for the 36 figures I've completed so far.

Well, what's on my paint table today? The Jazz Band are almost done now - just metal highlights left to do and the "stage" part of the base. They will get a coat of Klear as well.



Tomorrow I will start work on some collateral damage civilians for gaming. As there are twenty figures in that pack from Blue Moon, I've split them into two groups - male and female. A while back Fran and Ray were asking where their "molls" were, so I'll do the ladies first.



I'm also hoping to finish the corner store and warehouse this weekend (it's a long one for me - I've booked Monday and Tuesday off work!). I might also make up a stage for the band to perform on.


13 comments:

  1. Like the Jazz band very much. I nice touch with the colour of shirts and jacket.

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  2. Yup, get the extra protection on them.

    collateral damage... Too right!

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  3. The Band of bros are looking good, I'd go for the extra protection too.

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  4. The band is cool, they will add a ton of flavor for a game! That is a great idea for many settings, plus you can add/subtract members as needed.

    Very nice!

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  5. Coming along nicely - more please!

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  6. That is fun. Cheers and Happy Weekend.

    And boogie boogie too!

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  7. Looking forward to seeing how you convey the staging - coffees stirrers perhaps?

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  8. Have a good long weekend, nice production as always

    Ian

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  9. look forward to seeing the band finished, very funky

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  10. The Jazz Band is shaping up nicely, yes they could use a stage. Extra protection is good but I'm not sure they Ray and Fran models will survive the epic Ray & Fran confrontation. They and their molls may be come casualties.

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  11. I dig the Jazz band Tamsin, very nice

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  12. Cheers guys - glad you like how they are coming along.

    @ MarkG - I thought that colour combo would look good, and who wants a boring black suit/white shirt look?

    @ Dave - with all the lead that will be flying, there's bound to be some ;)

    @ Joe - given Dave's glee at the prospect of collateral damage, they civvies will probably be in greater need of the extra protection!

    @ Nobody667 - my plan is to have a few bits and bobs like this throughout the city when I do participation games. I think the next "special" I do will be the boxing match.
    As for adding figures to the band, hmmm, that would mean buying some more musicians....

    @ Evan - almost there now. Just need to do some brush-on satin varnish and take pics which should be posted later tonight.

    @ Whisk - it's always good to have fun pieces to paint. Boogie boogie :)

    @ Michael - I'm not sure how I'll do the stage yet. I need to work out dimensions first. I'll probably go for a carpeted look.

    @ Ian - well, I will be going into work tomorrow, but that's for the retirement do of one of my union's reps

    @ Smillie - they are definitely cool cats :)

    @ Robert - some people might (scurrilously) suggest that Ray and Fran's molls are already casualties ;)

    @ PK - I'm pleased with them too :)

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