Friday, June 24, 2011

An Old Friend: Old Glory January Pirate

To start the photos, here is a shot of the first 28mm figure I ever painted a few years ago and the one that began the blog. It's the January pirate of the month from the Old Glory Army. My son loves how I did this mini. It was also my first try at eyes, which are a bit off. As I mentioned several posts ago, I would abandon eyes until this year, when I began working on the Black Tree Design Soviets. Hmmm....this week, I noticed that I have several preacher figures: a couple pirates, a couple cowboys, and some Deepest Africa missionaries spring to mind. Got several nuns as well.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

I Blanked On A Snappy Title, So All You Get Is This

Chessie says, "I prefer a touch of Vallejo in my water, but craft paints will do in a pinch."*
Life has been crazy lately, from stomach viruses to crazy work schedules to air conditioners breaking down on 98-degree days. So it's been a long time since I posted some photos of actual models! This morning, with a lull in the action, I set up a small photo studio and took a ton of good photos of much of the collection, including some WIP photos of the projects I've been working on--picked up some Army Painter grass tufts last weekend, so my thoughts on them as well.. Plus I'll be posting some photos of some games we've been playing. And will be finishing the reenactor photos.Lots of goodness coming the rest of the summer, provided we don't get thrown too many more curve balls!

BTW a big thanks to the folks following the blog and to all the other bloggers out there working hard to educate and entertain us! Blogging is one of the best aspects of our hobby.

*No cats or miniatures were harmed in the taking of this photo. The water was clean. :-)