Thursday, June 19, 2008
male modeling instincts...
Old School Wargaming be damned! You can see that I have succumbed to my modeler's instincts. I simply couldn't leave him as a glossy, block painted toy soldier. Since I've fallen off the OSW wagon I decided that I had to do some basing details, too. The spontoon is a simple piece of plastic rod with a plastic blade attached, the fringe is sculpted of plasticine clay, coated with cyanoarcrylate glue and painted--just as the sash and his upper left arm are. The base is a piece of foam-core, with a light layer of spackling on top to level it to the figure's base. A little bit of left over grout was sprinkled on top and then the base was painted a medium brown, dry-bushed with tan, then a wash of dark brown was applied. Lastly, a bit of flocking and some static grass was added.
I might add that I'm really, really happy with the new camera. Though it makes it a bit too easy to see all my painting flubs. Darn! just spotted a chip missing on his pants.