|"Watson! The Game Is Afoot!"|
Well, this time I've done it! I saw these models of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson at Ironclad Miniatures for just £3 each, and then I came across this lovely scenic base from Secret Weapon Miniatures. Just the thing to make a perfect diorama!
I've never made one before, and I'm acutely aware I'm stepping from the realm of the casual gamer into a world of super-talented dioramists. But I thought something different would make a change from my other projects.
Painting was remarkably simple. Holmes, black clothes and ordinary flesh. Watson, Adeptus Battlegrey coat, followed by a wash and a re-highlight. That was it. I think the simplicity of this was what made it achievable and why it worked so well. I won't go on about this too much, save to say that it was a nice change, done more for the challenge and the pace rather than the finished product. Blisteringly simple to do, as well.
When (especially Guard players) get bogged down painting row after row of Guardsmen, it's sometimes easy to forget the reason we pick up the brush at all. It's to create something really beautiful you can be proud of - and sometimes we need to stop and remind ourselves of that.
|When those websites say 'do not refresh the page before|
completing your purchase' ... they really do mean it.
- Progress on the 2nd Battalion Guardsmen continues slowly but inexorably. I've added some assault weapons to each squad and got the last of the heavy bolters.
- The Iron Hearts are built, but still not painted - they take ages but I'll hopefully get at least an interim update in the next couple of weeks.
- War In South America continues as I paint the line infantry.
- I'm getting back into World War 2 stuff - as well as adding some armoured cars to my Latvian Legion, I'm starting a small force of the Handschar Division as well as some alternate history British Resistance! Expect August to be a WW2 heavy month...
Thanks again for reading, and until next time, happy gaming.