Thursday, 25 November 2010

Trouble with lichen

Now as you are aware, I am using the floral colour for unit recognition. Fair enough, I hear you say, but what of it? That is the crux of this post. The other day I picked up one of the elephants and most of the bl**dy flowery stuff fell off. Good, idea, thinks I, then they can fight for both sides by changing the flower colour. Immediately berating myself I realised that this was an unknown factor in my basing technique. Obviously, the situation could not be allowed to go any further otherwise I would end up with flower-free basis -not a pretty sight. So, what I have done is to make up a very thin mix of PVA and dribbled it onto the flowers and let it soak in right down to the base. Sets rock-hard and still looks the mutts nads. gets a bit darker though, but that's okay as I am using nice bright, standout colours on the repainted flowers anyway.

So that's what I have been doing for the last week and a half; that and finishing off the second unit of levy, (Irregular, same as the first), making up a nice little five figured diorama of some three levy and a couple of skirmishers, (Lancashire) who are separated from their units and are preparing to defend themselves. Aaannnd, half finished another unit of levy, only this time the figure are Donnington. Rather nice little chaps.

Bristles upwards, chaps.