May is shaping up to be demanding month and I'm already concerned that the life/work balance might be unavoidably skewed to the detriment of hobby related 'fluff'. That said I did find time to paint up this chap form the wonderful 'Hasslefree Miniatures'. He arrived on the painting table by the spurious 'Literary Link' route which allows me to go completely off task, provided that there is a link to a recently read book! That book would be the wonderful Max Brooks' 'Closure Limited' - review appearing here soon!
Buoyed, as I was, by the very positive feedback that so many of you were kind enough to leave about the 'Indian Hill Tribesmen' I can't help feel a little deflated about this chap. I'd been looking forward to starting him for a while, it being such a wonderfully original sculpt, but just felt that I didn't quite get the shading as I had envisaged in my mind's eye. I did have some fun with the base, banking up the sand at the front thus allowing me to add some clear resin to represent the sea and a little shell that I had lying around. If I have a little time over the Bank Holiday weekend, I'll see if I can take another photograph from a slightly higher angle so that this can be seen more clearly.
On the subject of photographs you will notice I've got a little carried away with an on-line photo editor. I was a great fan of 'picnik', but sadly it has been sold to Google+. 'Picmonkey' looks promising (founded by some of the same team that were responsible for 'picnik') but the following were 'tinkered' with using Pixlr express; be warned it is a huge time sink, but great fun!
So once again '28mm Victorian Warfare' enters the,
just added a couple more photographs from a slightly different angle showing a little more clearly the resin used to give the effect of the sea. I painted the sand 'in the water' a touch darker to help the illusion.