Saturday, August 30, 2014

Saturday Paint Table

 

This week saw a little more work done on the 28mm Redoubt ACW minis that will form my Irish Brigade regiment.  Second of the three flesh shades has been added, and now I’m working on the muskets and hair.  The sculptor gave these fellows big shaggy heads of hair and abundant mutton chop whiskers and beards, so I need to pay attention to that aspect.   In the background are the GMB flags that they will fly once finished.   I’m doing some testing on shading for the kersey blue trousers.   One fellow, third from left, has been giving a coat of Citadel Drakenshade dark blue wash on his pants, and I’ll then add a lighter shade of pale blue as highlights for the fold and creases in his pants.    Another test figure, once finished, will simply get a wash of Army Painter soft tone, without the Drakenshade wash, and I’ll see which one I like better.   I’m very hopeful I can get these fellow done and off those uncomfortable nails by this time next week.

At far left is the 4Ground Sentry box, which has been painted and based, just needs some flocking and touchups.

Tomorrow once I finish preaching (my priest is on holiday this weekend) and I get home, we’re having some friends over for margaritas, so I doubt I’ll be in any shape to paint tomorrow!  

Blessings to your brushes and a good semester to all who are going back to school in one capacity or another.

MP+

12 comments:

  1. Where the padre replaces preachers
    There is laughter and margaritas
    At least I've always found it so
    Benedicamus Domino

    (Apologies for a load of old Bellocs)

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    1. C.S. Lewis alone with your bad poems and puns!

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  2. We need more pics of that Sentry Box.

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    1. Thanks Dai, I should get the Sentry Box and accompanying paraphanelia up here next week.

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  3. Nice way if mounting the figures for painting. I see the short jackets. Are these New York state troops?

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    1. Hi Scott. Yes, they are intended to be the 88th NY when finished. I don't have a concrete source that documents the Irish Brigade being issued NY State jackets, since 3 of the initial regiments were NYS troops, it seems reasonable.

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  4. I like how the union soldiers are progressing. I also enjoyed the Weird War stuff. Can never have too many Vampiresses in diaphanous gowns.

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    1. Thanks Sean. I personally agree with you about the diaphanous gowns. My wife, I suspect, would disagree.

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  5. Splendid work...and yes, that sentry box looks super!

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  6. Some mighty fine stuff on your table padre!

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  7. Looking good so far. Look forward seeing the Irish Brigade based up and finished. Good luck.

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