Having done the "quick and intensive" route for a while to get my 7TV cast ready for the Apocalypse Day, I've spent some time doing "slow and meandering" instead.
First of all, here's a couple of Napoleonic chaps. I actually started these a few years(!) ago, and came across them in a drawer while I was looking for something else.
|"Have you seen a drummer anywhere? He's about this big"|
They were actually much easier than I thought they'd be to paint! I think in the intervening time I've developed a bit more patience for this kind of thing. That or my eyesight has deteriorated and I can't tell that they're terrible.
Next, it's... a bit of wall. I got this at Vapnartak this year from a company I hadn't encountered before called Templar Wargames.
I actually really like this piece! It's a nice, simple piece of terrain, and the quality of the casting was great. I had to do very little to get it ready to paint. I also like that it doesn't have anything on it to tie it to any particular period, so I can imagine it on the table for almost any period.
Right, enough gushing. Last thing to roll off the production line is a trip back to one of my longer-running projects - the French in Bolt Action.
As Bolt Action is a platoon-level WW2 game, "three squads and a machine gun" is a pretty obvious place to start, and tends to work pretty well. It's therefore somewhat embarrassing that it's taken me over three years to add a machine gun to this force.
|"I'm pretty sure we should have been here earlier"|
Still, better late than never. As usual I've separately magnetised the extra crew so I can reflect casualties more easily (something that is useful on a disappointingly regular basis).
It occurs to me that it's been a while since I last played Bolt Action, but I still have a hefty pile of unpainted things for it. I might have a go at tackling that next... and then again I might do something completely different.
That was a great little anecdote, wasn't it?
Anyway, numbers. I've added six more painted models here, so that puts me onto...
The "acquired" total goes up a bit as I picked up a couple of cut-price die cast cars recently, and they're sitting in boxes until I decide what to do with them. Still, the "painted" total went up more, so it's all good!
Right, stand by for something more focused next time...