Tuesday 2 September 2014

The Challenge Begins with some 6mm ACW!

The 6 Month Mountain Reduction and Painting Challenge (hereinafter, "the Challenge", for the sake of avoiding carpal tunnel syndrome) is now underway!

Part of the Challenge is to put up at least one blog post per week. 

This clashes with my normal way of posting on the blog recently – where I generally mean to post things, but keep hanging on, thinking that eventually I’ll have something completely finished and that’ll be the ideal time to get out the DSLR and post some nice pictures.

This leads, inevitably, to a dearth of posts around these parts for the last few months.

So, while the challenge is running, I’m going to try something different – a quick post once a week to show whatever I’ve been working on, whether it’s finished or not. Hopefully there will be finished things to write about more often than not.

So then, here’s the first post – and also my first stab at painting 6mm models – an ACW Union brigade for Black Powder.

These are still missing flags, unfortunately – I’ve found some, but I’m having trouble getting them to print in such a way as to still be recognisable at 6mm scale. Once I’ve figured that out, these can be finished off.

I've left quite a lot of space in front of the ranked up regiments, thinking that the empty ground will be an ideal place for casualty markers and the like. Of course, then I've filled that space with loads of foliage, proving that I don't always pay attention to what I'm doing.

So that's your lot for this time! Look out for something else in about a week!

1 comment:

  1. Brilliant! I have about 2000 6mm ACW figs waiting for paint. Per my plan for the challenge, tackling them in Dec. love the foliage with fall colors!