Sunday, 17 December 2017

Xmas Holiday Project


It's less than a week to my Xmas holidays, so I've been planning a little assembly and basing project to take with me to the in laws over in Brittany. I've been doing this sort of thing in the summer holidays for a few years and have amassed quite a lot of based but as yet unpainted lead as a result.  It's a good way to get things ready for the day when I have the time to actually sit down and paint them!

This Xmas, I thought I'd finally tackle the Lion Rampant project that I've been promising to do for a couple of years, namely the War of the Roses. I have decided to do this in 28mm rather than 15mm, against my better judgement, solely due to the plastic Perry box sets of infantry and cavalry that I can assemble in the Xmas holidays with minimal faffing about. All the cold weather recently has inspired me to paint them up in a winter theme, if I can actually get them ready to go.

All I need to bring with me is a craft knife, some files, emery boards and plastic glue, with washers as bases to give the figures some much needed weight. The plan is to put together at least one retinue and possibly two, using the plastic longbow men, men at arms and light cavalry box sets that I've accumulated ready for the project, only needing to find a suitable window of opportunity. I'm hoping to begin painting them at some point in January-February, if I actually get them done.

Wish me luck!

4 comments:

  1. It's a great project, I did something similar a couple of years ago. Still building on mine, another box of mercenaries in the stash for next year and more light cavalry would be good.

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  2. I like the idea of 6 and 12 figures per unit. I could bang one of those out in a week, if I put my mind to it 👍

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  3. A nice Xmas project for those times when the turkey and tinsel get a bit too much. I look forward to seeing the completed figures.

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  4. I've decided on doing the WOR using Lion Rampant as well--I guess great minds think alike. As well as lesser minds like mine...

    B4st regards and happy holidays,

    Chris Johnson

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