Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Getting back into it again.

Hi all, it is now two weeks since the operation and I must admit I feel a whole lot better. I can actually feel the improvement day by day, so thought it was about time to stop loafing around and get on with some painting again.

I did have a couple of projects that were close to completion, and they will be the first things I shall be tackling. All are for the Wars of the Three Kingdoms, and all have been in my stash for well over a year.



First up are horse holders for my two regiments of dragoons, the mounted figures are for colour comparison. Not a lot of work needed to complete these.


Also close to completion are the Highland Clansmen, again not a lot of work left to do on these boys. I have some ink pens to help me make some sort of reasonable job on the tartans.





Also in the stash, but primed ready to go are some civilians to populate any farms or towns that are needed on the battlefield.



One of two packs of casualty figures, again primed and ready for painting. I shall have to pick a sample figure from each of my regiments to colour co-ordinate again.



Second pack of casualties and a pack of Pike men, I can mix and match the latter with the as yet unpainted plastic figures I have in storage. Enough for four more regiments I think.

That should almost complete this project, though I do have a small break down cannon and mule for the Montrose Irish to paint as well.

So sticking to my resolution not to buy anymore new, shiny armies, but simply enhance what I already had, I did indulge in a little retail therapy yesterday. This was to fill in gaps in my Wars of the Roses project. I ordered two light cannon with crew, as I had no artillery at all for this period. I also went for two boxes of light cavalry as I only ever did have one box. My cavalry units are made up of six figures and as I have four major factions only two of them had light cavalry, so now the other two can add them to their retinues. The extra box will allow me to field two units for the lesser nobles. Finally, for this project I ordered four blister packs of Scurrers, a total of 12 figures, the thinking behind them is to allow the Montrose Irish to have some cavalry.

Finally I have a copy of the American Civil War supplement for Black Powder on pre-order too.

Busy times ahead.

8 comments:

  1. Great to hear you are on the mend and back painting. Hope to see you on a Paint and Chat soon. Take care mate 😀

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    1. Thanks again Richard, I will be back soon.

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  2. That's great. I knew you would be back, drums beating, in no time at all. Of course, DO take your time. We are all here keeping things going in the community for ya. We will see ya soon my friend.

    ~K

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    1. Feeling better all the time, I am looking forward to getting back to the paint and chats.

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  3. Ah, I'd noticed your absence but had forgotten the impending surgery. I'm so glad to see your on the other side of it and in good recovery. You seem like a sturdy guy.
    My dad had some repair work done on himself a while back and it took a lot out of him, more in spirit than flesh. I suspect he hadn't fully realized he was mortal up to that point.

    I look forward to seeing the project develop... and the battles you'll put them through.

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    1. Thanks buddy, it is a bit of a shock to the system but the hard part, the part beyond my control is done and dusted. The recovery is down to me and I am very positive. Too many things I still have to do.

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  4. Good to see you are back painting again my friend looking forward to seeing more on the ECW project and seeing you on the P&Cs when your ready till then. S

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    1. Cheers Steph, I am getting there slowly, just can't rush it.

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