Saturday, 28 February 2015

Paint Table Saturday


Apologies for the lack of blog updates, which is down to business, some family health concerns and general lack of mojo.  But not only am I back but, as the subject of the post indicates, I've got some hobby stuff done.


As some of you may be able to make out (I know that some like to pour over the details of these thing!) I'm on a bit of a Dr Who vibe again.  I hope to be able to submit some to the Painting Challenge on Tuesday.

The Dr Who theme means I'm again experiencing the delay gratification that comes from ordering from Black Tree Design - the order went in on 18 Feb and I'm still waiting.  Fortunately, there are other suppliers of lead satisfaction - an order that went in on the same day with NorthStar arrived two days later.  Equally, an order placed with Gripping Beast on Thursday arrived yesterday - my first order with GB, and I'm very pleased with the figures and speed of service.

With the latter, the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge FaceBook page deserves a shout-out.  Not wanting to to order BTD's UNIT figures I asked for a suggestion of British soldiers from the 60s and 70s.  Among the several helpful suggestions RoyW pointed me to GB's Falklands troops.  Although not perfect (I'd like something without Bergens if anyone knows of anything), they are very nice sculpts.  Also while on GB's site I found the TCWD Specials from Woodbine Designs - these include the NOT-cast from the Dr Who episode 'Family of Blood'.  So I've a few of those too!  They're so nice I might order the rest next.

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I'm getting in a tangle describing what I'd like for UNIT.  These would have been perfect, but they're 1/72 scale.




12 comments:

  1. My painting is very slow too at present but I think the poor light and general dreariness doesn't help.

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  2. I've only ever made two orders to GB before now (one of which was for some Falklands Brit's - still not painted) and am happy to say nice things about them.
    Dougie's blog has some useful tutorials for camo' schemes should you require them:
    http://dougieswargamingblog.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Figure%20Tutorial

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    1. UNIT didn't bother with things like camo (or carrying spare ammo either!), so I won't even have to try :-)

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  3. I'll start today's session after I've done tea (or dinner or supper, depending on where in Manchester you live). Nothing earlier because there were two Six Nations matches and tomorrow afternoon's out too (England v. Ireland).
    Painting's due to pick up because, although I'm not creative enough to have a 'mojo' (and I probably couldn't get a licence for it anyway), my annual bout of winter apathy has ebbed and I'm all set to get back in the swim.
    Oh yeah, Mongrel Miniatures (currently owned by Newline Designs) and Gripping Beast (see MoFo range) actually do British troops without Bergens and GB do a range of separate heads too. Eureka do a range of Aussies in Vietnam, but they have boonie hats and a mix of weapong, of which only some are SLRs.

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    1. Yeah, a lot of modern troops have boonie hats or shorts. I looked at the Mongrel Miniatures, but there were no pics.

      Yes, in the end I went for the marine heads in the GB mo-fo, range. I was imprecise in saying the problem was Bergens, I meant 1980s webbing - but *honestly* they're great for my purposes.

      I suppose what I wanted was either No 2 or No 13 dress.

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    2. one outfit to keepan eye on:

      http://www.commandominiatures.com/

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  4. Great to see a return to both blogging and painting, Edwin. Hooray for you!

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  5. Good to see you posting again Edwin.

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