Following theÂ blizzard of productivity whichÂ coincided with February’s blizzards (well, o.k., theyÂ weren’t really blizzards, but a half-foot of snow is a lot for North Carolina), thingsÂ have been slow, hobby-wise, for the past month.
I did finally manage to knock out the 15mm Pathans who so unceremoniously invadedÂ the painting queue. As I findÂ customary withÂ Irregular miniatures, theyÂ looked like blobby bits of lead out of the bag, but painted up quite nicely. I don’t purport them to be historically authentic; my main source for guidance was the little line drawing inÂ The Sword and the Flame rulebook. I’ll probably use them mostÂ often for VSF, so anything goes, I suppose.
It seems I’m a slow learner with the digital camera. I was attempting to follow the tenets of this miniature photography tutorial, andÂ I ended up not being able to get the camera to focus properly. Apparently, cameras are complicated tools that one must take time to learn how to use properly…
In addition to likely inauthenticity, these are painted to my usual “good enough for government work” standards. I don’t do eyes (I don’t even do them on 28mm when I can avoid it) and the beards proved to be a challenge. I think one luckless chap sufferedÂ a daub of black on his nose.