Sunday, 19 September 2010

Pirate Crew [9]

I finished off the pirate crew this evening with the bases painted in an undercoat of Foundry Rawhide Shade then drybrushed with three layers of Foundry Base Sand, with a final light dusting of 50:50 White and Base Sand light. I'm not sure it was worth the effort but at least I could cover up the messy bits with some static grass.

You can't see very much of the bases in the photos but they're not too bad, despite my initial 'ho hum' impression when I was half way through the drybrushing bit. It's not a good idea to rush these sort of things but, when time is of the essence, you can't afford to hang about. They're not going to win any prizes but they'll do the job.

I'm going to tackle the extra figures next but may take a different tack, painting up one figures at a time rather than all four over several days. It might speed things up but, if not, at least I will have moved them in the right direction?

I'm also going to kick off the 10mm Italians for BKC2 soon, although I'm waiting for the postie to deliver the last of the Pendraken extra bits before I get stuck in. I'm also thinking of ordering some artillery and HQ elements from Pithead but have yet to workout exactly what to get.

As I'm a bit of a prop head, I've already sorted the air support component with a couple of Sweet 1/144th scale Macchi MC200 fighters on the way via Ebay. I quite fancy getting a Stuka as well but that would be a step into overspend and the inevitable lead mountain landslide of doom, so I shall resist...

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