Some of the figures and scales I have painted this year so far.(click on photo to enlarge)
Friday, 2 December 2011
Figures Painted this Year
Been totalling up my 'what I've painted' scores , total 916 so far . This sounds a lot ! - but it covers a multitude of figure types/scales and periods . I count 1 foot figure as 1 , a mounted figure as 2 , a gun as 1 , about 3- 15mm FOW figures as 1 and say a 15mm truck or tank as 1 . The 42 mm Irregular Imagination figures paint up extremely quickly with their 'Toy Soldier' style paint job as did their 54mm brethren . I find 25 mm Napoleonic take longer especially the cavalry which I don't like painting to much - but am always pleased when I get them done . The 28mm ACW have painted up quickly , I find the plastics no harder to paint than metal . I paint most days for about an hour or so in the evening ( not that keen on TV ) and find it very relaxing as its a total break from my day job (Highway Maintenance contractor). I use mainly Games Workshop Acrylics as they are readily available locally , I use yacht varnish for my 'Toy Soldier' look and Windsor and Newton varnishes ( matt , gloss and silk) for other figures , I use artists sable brushes which are expensive ! but I've used synthetic ones and never found any that were any good or lasted as long. Basing is brown Basetex or for larger scale figures Polyfilla . Well back to the painting table .