Thursday, 22 March 2012

The Horns of the Buffalo - Part Eleven

A most productive afternoon.  Having grown bored of painting bits of our new van and more than a little light headed I decided to crack on with the hospital.  Considering that painting the bricks demands a steady hand and I don't have one the overall effect is ok.  I'd love to have been able to simply drybrush the bricks on but the way that the mortar is cut into the MDF this is not possible which means that the paint job is a lot more paintstaking than I'd normally like.  I have got the extra doors etc to do still but I've lost them somewhere in the vanishing cabinet.

Now to decide on what to paint next, the Heroes of Rorkes Drift stand out but there's also a lot more Zulus and British Infantry to be done, or my recent large acquisition of Musketeer miniatures or the British 7 Pounder & crew.  So many miniatures and so little time!

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  1. They look bloody marvellous and I can see the time and effort you have put in and it has all paid off. I now what you mean about the lead/plastic mountain at loams large.

    Paint the Musketeer stuff, you know you want to

  2. You are too kind dear chap. I was seriously tempted to go for the Musketeer but then I found the Reiver mounted police that have been in the vanishing cabinet, prep'd and undercoated for about a year.

    Then I found the Heroes of Rorke's drift.

    I really need to stop buying miniatures!

  3. They really do look wonderful; go on have a crack at the heroes set, they really are wonderful sculpts!

  4. Thank you Michael, I agree - they are great sculpts; I'm just struggling a little to get the shading to look right at the moment. Hopefully I will be able to overcome the problems and do these fine miniatures justice.