Another older figure from the 'blogging gap.' Thought it couldn't hurt to show her off on the blog.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Finished two lots of figures today, both from distracting side-projects. I am always getting turned away from my main course (Darkest Africa), and this is no exception. I really wish I could prevent this from happening but I seem to be powerless against it. I find myself tempted by the thought that it is "just a few figures" and will be done in no time, and that is why I have a kazillion unfinished projects. I need to be more disciplined, but if you know me you'd know that idea is a right laugh.
The figures are Perry Carlist War Brits, which aren't quite right (but near enough) for the 72nd Foot in the 6th Cape Frontier War. I found them enjoyable yet quite difficult to paint. I don't know how those Napoleonic bods put up with figure after figure like this. These guys' uniforms are nowhere near as complicated as most Napoleonic figures, but I still found them quite challenging. And those diced bands drove me up the bloody wall. I suppose it's just that I'm not used to painting this type of thing.