Latex Rivers from Early War Miniatures
Well, "flowing streams" as the company call them...
I finally got round to painting them up this week and flocked the banks this afternoon. I think they've come out quite nicely.
I might add some tufts and clump foliage at some point but they'll do for now.
Figure Prep - Salutesville
I've also been working on the basing of the mass of figures I've prepped for Salutesville. A few weeks back I added Milliput to some figures' bases and some coarse pumice gel to a few others (the ones which will be on rough ground). I got round to carving the Milliput this week to give a coarse woodgrain effect as well as filing down the excess at the edges. Whilst doing that I found that the Milliput hadn't fully mixed in some places - I think it had gone off, so I ditched it and bought some new (standard rather than terracotta). I've used that to build up the bases of a decent bunch of figures last night and this afternoon.
There was a little bit of Milliput left over this afternoon, so I decided to make some sandbags for Ray, just in case he runs out (as if!) during the Challenge.
I've got 24 more figures to add Milliput to. I'll probably do those tomorrow.
I also prepped and assembled the Raging Heroes "Jailbirds" character figures I bought recently. I decided that I wanted these to be a bit special, so I had decided to put them on the resin bases I bought last week. That meant pinning them in place. And then doing the fiddly assembly.
|Mad Nurse Bernadette (or is that Docherty?)|
|Harry the Hippo|
The fifth member of the group was almost a disaster - her right arm disappeared at some point. Luckily I had a spare arm from Punky which I was able to use, but it did mean having to do some other conversion work - cutting the hand and foregrip off the flamer and adding a strap made from slivers of 0.25mm plasticard. I think it came out OK in the end:
|(Oh No! it's...) Yoko|
This crew should be a fun test of my painting skills. Quite a bit of work to do though with all the different bits on the bases.
Tomorrow is going to see me doing a lot of priming with the airbrush.