I've been going through the backlog of half started projects and found some Rebellion stuff. Started off with the Black Douglas...
I'm useless at free hand so the observant will notice I've tried and failed to do the stars so I'm planning on using decals, likely Doms 15mm US ones. Some may also I've got no less than four different basing materials on there for that mudflat/boggy ground down Bannockburn way.
Thanks for the tips, Cubster, I'll pop down the co-op tomorrow and have a look to see what they have.
It's one of Ebob's Rebellion models which I got second hand on ebay. I've had to paint the shield attached to the model since though it was still unpainted the glue just wouldn't budge. I had it in paint stripper, the freezer, boiling water, I tried everything.
I do like Rob's style, you can tell he uses skeleton armatures under his models, they all have a very realistic posture. I'm quite a fan of his work, there's just not enough of it on his own site.
Parus Ater wrote:Dang, just saw I forgot o paint the metal along the back of the shield! Ho-hum.
Another weird thing, this was primed with luminous green paint. Yes, really.
Nice looking mini, the green doesn't show at all.
There can be no doubt that the success of the attack on and stand against the enemy at St. Lambert sur Dives can largely be attributed to this officer’s coolness ... London Gazette, no.36812, 27 November 1944
Cheers, Grant. I'm quite happy with it, I know I'm not a terribly brilliant or skillful painter and there's not a great deal of paint on this. I'm currently actually trying to hop around as many types of projects as I can since I feel my painting hasn't improved any in the last five yeats or so. I've kind of been on autopilot, knowing what I will do without trying anything new or challenging. This model is an exercise in speed vs clean and detail. Obviously I would rightly be ashamed if I found myself entering it in a painting competition but for what it is I'm quite happy.