Sleepy Hollow… The Full Cast

After mixing about half a ton of concrete yesterday, today was a rest day!

I managed to finish the remains of the Sleepy Hollow set.

Here we have the remaining figures. Two agricultural workers and a blacksmith. A couple in their night clothes a member of the militia and a couple of gentlemen of a nondescript employment.

As with the rest these were a joy to paint.

The following photograph shows the full set.

They will join my French and Indian Wars boxes. I will make a start on the rest of my forces soon.

I am honestly not sure what to do with the extra militia I started painting with the Sleepy Hollow minis.

These match in with the Essex minis, but as can be seen from the photo above, not the Blue Moon ones. The joys of the different meaning of 15mm. I suppose I will have to live with the fact that som3 people are short and others tall 🤔

Today’s painting was supported by an appropriate film!

I bought this online, and having watched it today, it suddenly dawned on me that I had never ever seen the start.

I will have to make some suitable terrain to go with this set. I have some 15mm MDF buildings from 4ground. I did try to purchase some snake fencing and other bits and bobs but their Paypal seemed down and they haven’t answered a number of emails.

I am going to make various fields etc to break up the battlefield, interspersed with a large number of deciduous woodland bases.

The Gentlemen of Sleepy Hollow

I managed to get some paint onto these.

Sadly I didn’t get them finished☹️. Too tired tonight! And tomorrow I am on the boat south.

Anyway I present the gentlemen.

If I have one real complaint about these it is the faces, some look really good and others look like they have been hit with a shovel. Ichabod looks particularly weird. This coming from someone who has no skill in this area at all. As the others look really good I would suggest it is a problem with the casting rather than the initial modelling skill.

So once I get back I will finish the ones above then move onto these.

That will mean the whole Sleepy Hollow set will be painted.

After that onto the Militia in the background and thence onto the new stuff still in th3 packet.

The Ladies of Sleepy Hollow

I did a bit of painting tonight.

I think I needed chill out from my first day back at work.

Anyway the ladies are finished. I much prefer this batch painting to a bit of paint here and there on multiple figures. I even managed to highlight them all. Something I wasn’t doing to the whole lot.

Tomorrow I think I will do a set of a half dozen gentlemen. I will then have to wait until Friday to do any more as I am off South on the boat to some training in Aberdeen.