EXERT FROM APPENDIX 1 from Don Featherstone's Battles With Model Soldiers
(The book that got me started.)

"Nothing in these pages is a dictate, no word says you must or you shall do it this way. On the contrary, the book sets out from the very beginning to stimulate the reader to think for himself, and to use what he has read merely as a foundation for efforts and ideas which reflect his own temperament and character. Only in this way will he obtain maximum satisfaction from the hobby of battling with model soldiers."

-Don Featherstone 1918 - 2013

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Meanwhile back in the SYW

Readers may remember that I occasionally play 25mm SYW games with my friend Ron and sometimes paint a few of his figures. To that end here is a sample Minifig Scots Grey.

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  1. Minifigs do have a charm all of their own (especially the horses for some reason) - unlike you I have never been able to capture it when I paint them! Very nice.

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    1. Thanks! I take little if any credit for the charm as it is merely realizing last year that they respond better to block painting without shading. Luckily I've never taken to black undercoat.

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  2. Charming figure beautifully painted Ross.

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  3. I have a great nostalgia for Mini Figs - the figures of my youth

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    1. Mine too although when they switch from the S ranges to the fat figures I switched to Garrison.

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  4. Nice, looking forward to the next battle.

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  5. Nice brushwork Ross -- a wonderful looking figure too.

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  6. I'm afraid the days when I could do a detailed grenadier cap on a nicely shaded 15mm figure are long gone, luckily those old 25mm Minifigs respond best to a simple style.

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