My last post (here) provided a snapshot of many of the projects I've started recently, but not made much progress towards completing. Comments made on that post were sympathetic, encouraging and (possibly) slightly shocked by the scale of my undertakings.
That being so, I thought it would be worth using further posts to track my progress on all of these builds over the next few weeks. It'll allow all of my readers (and myself also!) to verify that none of the models have been sidelined, forgotten about, pushed to the back of the bench or otherwise neglected. Of course, it'll be thoroughly embarrassing if I lose motivation and then fail to complete some or all of them in the next month or so.
So (deep breath), here is part 1 of the 6 Projects meta-project! Or should that be part 2, regarding last week's post as part 1? Aw, heck - I don't know! Anyway, see what you think...
6 Projects, Part 1
First up: my horses. These have been primed and then painted with their base colours (a mixture of browns; yellowish, reddish, pale and dark). I'm not planning to do any of the more complex horse colours here, such as dapple grey, but I will have a mixture of browns, bays and American Paint horses!
I've not done any painting on the statues, though I have looked up colours for marble on the Internet. Sadly, that's just left me confused; there are too many options! Does anyone have a good recipe for painting marble in 28mm?
The step pyramids have been completely neglected over the past 3 days. I suppose I can't quite figure out how to finish them: does the polystyrene need to be coated, with white glue or something like that, to make it stronger? Will paint hide the polystyrene's "bubble" texture? Will the paint also hide the scribed stone block pattern?! And so on...
The Rock Top Gang are now painted and sealed, ready to be put away. Just when you thought that I hadn't actually achieved much after all, right? Hah!
Mind you, the painting on these models is fairly crude; it's basically block colours and then a wash for the whole model. Apart from the eyes. Those mad, staring eyes will haunt me forever...
I've not done anything with the Frostgrave miniatures either. It will happen, but I just need to get some of these other things off my workbench first...
The jungle cannibals have moved from a box of primed figures to the workbench. They've had skin and hair painted; so far, so good. I'll probably do eyes & loincloths next, then it's a simple matter of shields, spears, bases, masks, bows, ornaments and so on!
I don't know whether you think that this is significant progress or not, but I'm quite pleased with what I've achieved so far, especially since it really represents just over 1 day's solid painting. Part 1 ends with 1 of the 6 projects completed and 2 others advanced somewhat.