Cannon to left of them,
I'm afraid there is no 'Paint Table Saturday' for me this week as the run up to the public examinations sees me running some extra classes this morning. That said, as I wait for the next batch of eager minds to arrive, I thought I would use the time to finally post one of my larger entries in the 'Fourth Annual Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge'.
I thoroughly enjoyed the variety that the bonus rounds brought to my painting table during the challenge, but this entry is what the painting challenge was all about for me - focus! After a wonderful summer full of dinosaur and zombie distractions, this was an entry that saw me back at the heart of the Victorian era - the Crimean War.
This small battery of four 6lb Field Guns each with a Russian crew of four are all 28mm from the 'Wargames Foundry' range. I find large batches (this represents a large batch for me!) of similar miniatures difficult to work on, due mostly to my inability to focus on one thing for any length of time, but a relatively recent article in Wargames, Soldiers & Strategy magazine introduced me to the concept of faces and bases! Having mentally prepared myself that I didn't have to lavish as much individual detail on each miniature the whole unit seemed to come together quite quickly.
The only down side was when I dug out the Light Brigade for the final photograph, I realised that I no longer liked the cavalry bases they were on; still that can be a job for the summer holidays!