Monday, September 19, 2011

Raising an army takes time

It has been since June 25th??! Really? Yikes!

During this time I have managed to play several games of The Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game at the new GW store. Thanks to all involved, especially Charlie and Art. I won a game, too!

LOTR motivated me to finish a few figures to have a completely painted, 500 point army. I got four (4) whole figures done! What, you want proof?

Four heroes

I have also been plodding on the Prussians. I have to admit:  those of you out there that crank out dozens and scores of figures? I have no idea how you do it.

I don’t like painting, even though I love fielding a force that I have painted myself. I can even get into “the groove” on occasion and get some serious painting done. But not right now.

I tried to do production-line painting, but that was just depressing. So I am now working on the Prussians in 8 figure blocks. I have 16 complete and have just finished putting black on the next group, which includes the command figures. I had to stop because I was getting tired and sloppy. Still, I am progressing, if slowly.

Prussians in the cue

I also took an evening to assemble and prime a box of plastic Warlord Landwehr. You can see them here with the completed Perry figures.

Complete and Landwehr

I primed them with ArmyPainter Navy Blue, as in the article on the Warlord site. I think they are not dark enough blue, but will see when they are done.

Thanks for stopping by. Hopefully more interesting stuff in the (near) future!

3 comments:

Martin said...

Hi Ed!

Long time no hear! It's good to know that you haven't fallen off the edge of the world. If it makes you feel better, I will admit that your painted miniature output still beats mine.

I think/hope that my painting mojo will return when HAT Industrie releases the first of their SYW Range: Prussian infantry in their Marching, Action, and Command
boxes, before too much longer. They've cleverly added "hat options" for Grenadiers, Musketeers, and Fusiliers.

Keep plugging away, but don't make a chore of it.

Fitz-Badger said...

I hear you on the painting. I do enjoy painting miniatures, but not large numbers of the same figure, and my output is not fast either. I also don't tend to paint much in the long hot summer here (still topping 100 degrees most days).

Ed said...

Sigh. Way too long. Where DOES the time go??

Fitz--"only" 93 here today. Saw a gent in the gym wearing a sweater. Seriously!

I keep asking myself (without a conclusive answer as of yet): which would I enjoy having more, a large army painted by someone else or a smaller force painted by myself.

Actually, I have some pretty large collections from others at this point. I could call that quits and start on the other idea.

Hmmmmmm...