Paint Table SaturdayÂ features flagrant queue jumpers. Looking back yesterday at A) the Major General’s page and 2) my aged stage-set mountains, rendered me nostalgic for VSF and afflicted with remorse for my long-suffering 15mm figures. As things stand, I can muster a respectable force of British. In the back of my mind, however, I was certain that somewhereÂ thereÂ existed some Irregular Miniatures Pathans, neatly stored but inexcusably denudeÂ of paint. A brief ruffle through the boxes andÂ my quarry was in hand.
Reaper Bones have fallen into heavy rotation ’round these parts, and thus many moons have passed since I’ve tackled 15mm metal. First off, I was grateful that Irregular parted with so much lead for my dollars. Too bad for me that only about half of it was in the shape of figures and the balance was a nuisance known as “flash.” A solid 30 minutes with an Xacto knife cleared up that condition. A dollopÂ of 2-part epoxy and they were firmly grounded on a washer. 3 packs of 10 men, three poses: firing while standing, firing while kneeling, and runnin’ at ya with a big sword. My new-found painting courage will soon render these chaps “ready for battle.”
However, the Afghanis were supersededÂ in ill manners by a ragtag bandÂ from Mordheim. I bought the box set years and years ago, snippedÂ everything off sprue, and stored it with customary anal retentiveness. The major barrier to their progress was the fact that they were all in little pieces. If you haven’t yet encountered that vintage of plastic figure, you get a bunchÂ of legs, torsos, arms, heads, and weapons; Games Workshop awards youÂ the privilege ofÂ cobbling them together usingÂ malodorous cement. While I had already suffered through assembling the Skaven, the human fellows remainedÂ in pieces.
Just behind my brush-washing jar in the paint tableÂ picture one might spy a nifty Testors Model Master Liquid Cement Applicator which, quite truly, is the bee’s knees. (Another of my hobbies is beekeeping and I don’t know what that really means…). When I discoveredÂ that cool glue bottle at Michael’s, I resolved that I could finish those fellows. And so, assembled is a band of what I think areÂ called “Marienbergers.”Â I don’t think I’ll paint them just yet, but who knows?
Finally, below you see a shot of the stalwarts who were leaped over in line. I think what’s holding me back with the Woodland Warriors is that most animals are grayish-brown so I’m afraid that they’ll all look the same. Mixed in are a couple of Bones I lasses (Henceforth I’ll have to distinguish Bones I and II, as my box arrives Monday) and a Night Goblin from the Battle of Skull Pass set (which I also bought and which is largelyÂ naked…).