It has been a while since I did some work on my colonial collection. I have prepped loads of figures for all the campaigns I play, but little else has been done. Well I finally got going on some new Sudan/Middle-Eastern buildings using little drawer sets from the dollar store. I still have a long way to go on these, but the basic 'slugs' are taking form. Here are a couple of shots:
The basic approach will be very Ian Weekley. Of course, mine will be simple, durable, game friendly but I hope also evocative.
Monday, 21 August 2017
Back in the late 70s and 80s you were either a Minifigs fan or collected Hinchliffe. Well, I was the latter and have long embraced the aesthetic principles applied to our hobby of the late Peter Gilder (designer of Hinchcliffe and Connoisseur figures). I still use lots of the Foremost range of horses and many of the Napoleonics ranges still are worth considering.
For a couple of my armies I decided to go with the old figures still nicely cast by Hinds Ltd.. One of these is a Byzantine army. Recently I painted 4 units (72 figures) of heavy infantry and decided to give these simple figures a reasonably complex shield design: a simplified icon of the Virgin Mary.
Here are a couple of pictures of the painting process. I am always horrified by close ups of my painting, but again, these are unfinished, so have mercy. En masse they look quite effective and are not stickers!