After the excitement of posting my progress with the 'tea time Crimean War miniatures' earlier in the week, today marks the return to the more prosaic work in progress of 'Paint Table Saturday'. Those eagled eyed visitors amongst you will also have noticed that '28mm Victorian Warfare' now has its own Paint Table badge not, I hasten to add, as a bid to claim ownership of the event,* but purely as an aesthetic consideration given that this seems to make up the bulk of my posts at the moment.
*Link to the rest of the 'Paint Table Saturday' community can be found at the foot of the page.
So a good week, hobby wise has seen me finally pluck up the courage to tackle the Penguin crew that have been sitting on the table for far too long. If truth be told, I have been somewhat apprehensive about starting these hugely characterful sculpts, worried that I might not do them the justice that they deserve, but by starting with the bases I soon started to relax and have some fun with them.
Bases complete** it was on to the faces and straight away the character was born! Feeling buoyed with confidence, I thought I would tackle the thugs' camouflage trousers but wanted them to look more like the DPM pattern that the British Army used to wear; I have no idea why, it just had to be so!
**I'm thinking about adding some snow at the end.
Just in case anyone is interested the following palette of Vallejo Model Colour was used for the trousers:
1. Base coat with Basalt Grey
2. Large sections, running horizontally added with Sky Grey
3. Smaller patches applied, overlapping where possible, with Silver Grey
4. Final thin and irregular lines added with Black
Hopefully I'll get some time to push them on a little this morning, but I know there is a list of 'end of holiday' chores awaiting my attention! Don't forget to visits the rest of the 'Paint Table Saturday' community here.