I managed Further work on the village tonight whilst watching Conan on Netflix. The biggest problem I had was the grey. I mixed it and it ended up blue… being the silly bugger that I am, I forgot I had paining in the shed that was mixed to the required shades of grey. Oh well repaint tomorrow is in order.
I undercoated a whole lot more today too…
And finally for today my new rules arrived and amazingly I actually found some 6mm Samurai. I was looking for black acrylic paint and I came across these. They must be twenty years old at least!
I really, really couldn’t be bothered tonight, but I forced myself to do a little bit on the village. My Get up and go evidently got up and went. But never mind progress is progress.
My horse went out into his summer grazing today so we can have a lie in in the morning. I really, really need one. I found out a really interesting thing today. If you don’t eat that much then scoff loads of walnuts then your world drops out your bottom. It was a definite case of Imodium or a cork. Luckily we had some of the former in the house.
So I got everything that needed it washed in a sepia wash I made myself. It really has sat too long so I need to redo it. This was my first attempt using washing up liquid which foams if you shake it vigorously. I also undercoated all of the flora and fauna in the pond white. This is to allow the colours to show up better when they get done. Finally I got some red on things that needed to be red.
Hopefully I will feel more like painting tomorrow.
My new toy came today. It is a sonic cleaner. I have a bucketload of painted miniatures that need stripping. I got a cheap one to see how it does. So far nothing seems to have budged, but to be honest I don’t actually know how long it will take. If anyone knows then I am all ears.
Tonight I decided to get some paint onto the farm buildings, not to mention anything else I could think of that needed doing.
Everything is a bit wet still in this photo but at least I got some paint onto things… I still need to blend the deeper part of the pond on the right hand one. Hopefully I will crack on with these. There is no way that I am going to get it done by the end of the weekend. But that was a self imposed deadline so there is no one to worry about apart from me.
Very, very little done today as I didn’t finish doing my videos for the kids until 21.00. So whilst the rest of the family watched the rest of Back to the Future 2 I got a bit done.
Here we have three Kappa, a red kneed spider and Emm a bull headed spider.
In case you don’t know a kappa is an evil creature that likes nothing better than drowning innocent victims. They have turtle shells on their backs as befits a creature at home in water. As for the bull headed spider, I have absolutely no idea at all. I will have to look it up.
So we have three tengu crow warriors, two centipede demons, two snake demons, an umbrella ghost, and a paper lantern ghost… not to forget a giant spider and a flat snake.
I will carry on with these tomorrow then get on with the goblins and some of the other miniatures. I doubt I will get everything finished by the weekend, but if I get time on Saturday and Sunday during the day as well as t(e evening then I should manage.
Today is my 295th post in a row. Not bad going really and for that I shall choose another random Re-enactment photo…
Tonight I did a bit more on the ones I started yesterday. The ONI in some pictures I have seen have quite fancy trousers so I went for it and tried to add some patterned material.
The rest of the ones I started yesterday are just about done apart from the blades weapons. The armoured samurai is going to have different coloured armour. The two orange things to the right are centipede demons…
I also got some Greenstuff onto the houses. This means I can get them sprayed tomorrow…
Today’s random re-enactment photo is this one…
Training with practice swords, what you can’t see is the other person trying to cut me off on the left.
Yesterday my parcel arrived, so I spent a bit of time glueing everything together that needed glued.
To speed things up I used pennies and two pences instead of sending away for (or printing) similar sized ones.
Sadly the snake necked lady, err had a little accident, and now is in three bits. Torso, neck and head. I will do something with Greenstuff to fix things. I sprayed everything white and made a good start on some of them.
Still a long way to go, but I want them done by next weekend so I am going to have to get busy this week. I will have to get Greenstuff into the terrain as well as print the base for the Shrine as well as get it all painted. so all in all, a lot of busyness will be required.
Biggest problem I think I will have is the Tin Soldier Miniatures (as well as the Battle Valour ones) are quite big. These ones are a whole lot smaller so the buildings may look out of scale. If the worst comes to the worst I can always reprint at 40% or whatever looks right.
Wish me luck, I am probably going to need it.
As Pete was painting Cuirassiers and has done the lancers, I thought I would share another random re-enactment photo
Today has been spent printing more bits and bobs for my mates birthday on Friday. The miniatures haven’t arrived yet so I will need to get these sorted ASAP.
This will be his small farm. I still have the shrine base to do, but as I am nearly out of filament on this roll then I will need to put a new one on first to print it out.
Hopefully tomorrow I will get the gaps filled on these and get them sprayed on Thursday. I thought I would point out that the gaps are there as I seem to have a bit of a warped bed. Sometimes they appear when I print in different places. It could simply be that the bed has become a little thinner in those places leading to the wonk.
I spent today cracking on with my mates birthday present. Apart from the Buddha they are all from 3DALIENWORLDS.
I still have a raised area to do for the Buddha and some more roofs for the farm houses. I will do some rice paddies and some more fences to make fields. I will do some more rice stores too. One for him and some more for me.
3DAlienworlds have just posted a list of upcoming files for the Samurai. Very excited! I must be, Facebook informed me that I was a top fan 🤣.
The one thing I am going to do is to print a couple more Nobori banners for my shrine. I was reading somewhere that they were sometimes used to name patrons of the shrine. So a couple would look quite good just before the bridge.
Last check of the printer methinks and then bed. Catch you all tomorrow.