Sunday, 29 October 2017

Cheating

So, I've got a new scale (6mm) and a desire not to increase my mountain of unpainted lead/plastic/resin. The other clever, sensible , intelligent half (well you never know who might be reading) suggested that perhaps I would like to get troops painted for me.

My pride (such a better word to use than pig headedness) immediately rebelled at the concept, after all I enjoyed painting even if I progressed at a pace that could only rival a snail or particularly lethargic tortoise.

Then I tried painting the little... miniature masterpieces.

Before I knew it I was on EBay searching for 6mm painted Napoleonics. There were a couple about at a reasonable price and after paying for some samples I settled on sennacherIb33.

These arrive loose so I do have to base them myself but this means the basing is consistently [insert your chosen adjective here].

Mostly I have been doing Russians (all figures are Baccus):






5 comments:

  1. Nice! I don't think my eyes could cope with 6mm!

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    1. It does make it harder to spot my mistakes!

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  2. Nice! I don't think my eyes could cope with 6mm!

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  3. It isn't cheating, it's making use of available resources.

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    1. But it still feels kinda wrong to have minis my paints went nowhere near!

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