This is a long running and continuing journey around a collection of ideas, projects, games, models and a variety of wargaming related themes from my own imagination and from others. As I have been described as having the attention span of a forgetful goldfish you can rest assured the resulting subject matter will be diverse and (usually) entertaining! "He lived in a frenzy of enthusiasm — but nothing
lasted for long with him".
Friday 4 May 2012
Going to your God....
When you're wounded and left on Afghanistan's plains, And the women come out to cut up what remains, Jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains An' go to your Gawd like a soldier.
I cannot tell a lie - it was not me that painted the above but my very good friend Mr Hardman. He was intrigued at my idea of a 54mm NW Frontier set and wanted to see how an Armies in Plastic 54mm figure would come when painted in a simple style and using the Army Painter dip. The result you see above. I should point out that Mr Hardman is a painter par excellence and the above was a quick try out and is therefore well below his usual standard - which is turn still light years ahead of anything I could produce! The figure was sealed with Woodland Scenics Scenic Cement and flat painted in Vallejo acrylics with an Army Painter Dip to finish off with (brushed on!) Interestingly he did no work on the base other than to Army Painter it and it looks fine! The only problem with that would be the fact that some of the figures I shall be using are in non scenic coloured bases so will require painting.
My thanks for Mr Hardman for the job he did on this and if it does not serve to provide a reasonable incentive to crack on with the inhabitants of the Roghan Valley then I don't know what will!