So, what's on the workbench? Well, I've finished painting and varnishing the Russian dragoons, pinged them off the sticks and glued them onto their bases:
At some point this week I'll add the basing gunk to these and the grenadiers, then drybrush when it's cured and add some static grass.
During the week I also got the Star Destroyers cleaned off with white spirit, followed by a soak and scrub in warm soapy water to clean that off. Quick rinse and dry then I did a black oil wash, left it for a few hours then wiped off the excess from the surfaces with a white spirit soaked rag.
They do look much better but I think they could do with a white or very light grey drybrush. I'll do that at some point this week, then add some identifying marks in different colours before doing a spray coat with satin varnish. I'll also be doing the TIE fighters and interceptors this week, or making a start on them.
A few more purchases have arrived:
|Short bamboo stalks and books from Amazon|
|Most of my order of Ming Chinese and the extra Koreans to do Pikemen bases.|
|A big bag of herbs for ground scatter - I might have overdone it a bit!|
|A couple of cheap statues for jungle terrain (28mm figure for scale)|
I've got a few more orders still to come in - some longer bamboo stalks (from Amazon), some cheapo Chinese-made trees (various, from Ebay) and odds and sods like tongue depressors.
Anyhoos, back to work tomorrow after my week off...