|I could use a bit more space still, mind...|
I have another desk to the left of that one, which I can use as well once its tidy. Needful purchases soon include a decent daylight lamp and magnifier, since the only light in there at present are a bunch of fluorescents. Missing from the photo is the cheap and cheerful brush holder I picked up from HobbyCraft this afternoon.
The paints are sitting on a monitor stand, under which are a couple of Really Useful Boxes holding a bunch of small (ex LOTR partwork) paint pots. The two bigger boxes to the right hold 20mm x 20mm (plus multiples) and 25mm x 50mm (plus multiples) bases, after an orgy of de-spruing a whole load.
|The BBC bottle cap mountain is reduced a bit...|
Current work in progress is the Warlord Pike and Shot Battalia, being painted as ECW Royalists. I'm doing these the lazy man's Army Painter way - spray undercoat (actually Humbrol French Blue for this batch, since I don't have a local stockist with the non-boring Army Painter colours in), then flesh, belts, boots, hardware, hair and hat, dip, base and varnish. This is actually another race against time, as I have until Royal Wedding Day to paint as much as I can - which basically means all painting needs to be done in a week from tomorrow.
|Also note my favourite liquid poly cement...|
Useful note for anyone else assembling the infantry:
- The correct left arm for each right arm + musket combination is the one nearest it on the sprue
- Your sanity will be preserved much longer if you attach the left arm at roughly the right angle first!
For spray undercoat, I Blu-Tak things to what's affectionately referred to as the 2"x1" of many colours... currently it's blue :D
|The next sprue ready to paint...|
Anyway, so that's my painting setup. Hope you like it.
Coming soon - next instalment of the horse colour saga, and the last two weeks' battle reports.