Thursday, 23 February 2012

The worst thing about wargames is the waiting

Specifically, the waiting for PVA glue to dry. It's great stuff, but it does take forever to dry. I usually stick it downstairs, but the folks could be keener on having loose sand scattered about the house. So I am avoiding that by scattering it about a corner of my bedroom. Mm, a great improvement! I have managed to get a little painting done, on the piece of terrain which was most advanced, the faux-pile of crates. The whole piece got a coat of brown housepaint, then I added a little yellow and heavily drybrushed everything, then some cream, then cream on its own, then a grey to the crates. Next I applied a wash of Vallejo black, water and Badab Black to the tarpaulin. It's got quite a nice dusty effect right now, but I'm going to add some weathering powders to make it look a bit nicer. I probably shan't post again until Monday or Tuesday, as tomorrow I am off to Wales, and won't be back until Sunday night. So enjoy these pics in my absence.


  1. I couldn't agree more with the title of this post. I do feel that many of my models were not painted to the best quality I could achieve because I got impatient waiting for something to dry.
    And I do like your scratchbuilt terrain. It is Boss.

    1. Cheers, dear boy! Impatience is certainly a bane of mine. I'll find m'self wanting not to leave the house so I can hang about waiting fourteen hours for something to dry, then I'll similarly find m'self messing up drybrushing atop some damp inks or photographing a model wet with washes. In short: NOWNOWNOW! :-D


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