Week two of this month of “box clearing” began with me tossing the old coinage once again, this time giving me two tails so it was out “Galahads” list, this meant rolling a D30 to determine what I would be painting this week. A seven came up and this equated to…
Now I discovered in the draw these are stored in that there were only five figures left, however on my painting table I also had three more of these figures that I had started painting many, many moons ago and just needed a little finishing to complete them (these had been included on Galahads list as well in box 26) so rather than pull out three un-started figures I decided to just take two and finish off the three nearly complete figures. A bending of the rules a little I’ll admit, but it’s my rules so hey’ it gets more fig’s finished and leaves me a nice round figure to finish with next time their number comes up. Anyway these little chaps came from “Mega Miniatures” townsfolk pack, and in general are quite nice though they are a little small by modern standards being nearer 25mm that 28mm.
My “town drunk” was begun by painting his skullcap in royal blue that was highlighted in royal blue mixed with light blue, this then was also used as the base for his waistcoat that was then just highlighted in light blue. His shirt was coffee highlighted in cream and his trousers were butternut with coffee and butternut mixed as a highlight, then the patches on his trousers were added in dark red and pink burgundy. Belt and shoes were chocolate brown with leather brown highlights, then it was onto his flesh this was European flesh with the same mixed with pale flesh for highlighting after his eyes and mouth were added. I then mixed some bright red with the pink burgundy and dry-brushed the “flush” on his nose and cheeks in this. Then came his “bottle of good cheer” deep bronze green began this and a highlight of German field blue was then applied over this, next I added the label in coffee and cream and scrawled across this in black to form the label, and he was done. Nice to have a proper artist on my site for a change, even if he is “that sort” of artist!
The “poor beggar” was begun by being almost totally painted chocolate brown, then his long shirt was highlighted in a mix of chocolate brown and khaki, then again in just khaki and finally again in khaki and coffee. His trousers were highlighted in butternut mixed with coffee, and his crutch and bowl were highlighted in butternut and his rather threadbare shoes were given leather brown highlights. His flesh was completed as above and his hair (what little he has round the back), was done in black, dark grey and light grey. Finally the rope tied about his waist was added in coffee and cream. He really reminds me of a chap I used to work with who retired a few years back, I hope he’s doing better than this fellow though!
Now I won’t go into detail about how I painted my able barkeep and his lovely daughters (well one daughter is a little lovelier than the other really, but I’ll leave you to judge which is which, it’s personal preference after all!) mainly because I can’t really remember it that well, it was a long time ago. I’ve posed them outside the rather nice public house my brother in-law (Dennis) built a looong time ago and I “inherited” while I was helping him mover several years ago.
Oh well that’s a little bit more of the backlog complete, if the end is not yet in sight, I can at least begin to see the summit of the lead mountain in the distance….. Time to roll again.
Till next week, Cheers Roger.