Sunday, March 9, 2014

State of the Painting Desk

Being away for work all of last week, no activity at the painting desk occurred.  With some time this weekend, I returned to the Works-In-Progress that were left lingering on the desk and started a few more.  A number of units are currently on the desk in various states of completion.  Some are nearing the final stages while others are wearing only a coat of primer.  Below is a photo of the paint desk.
Paint Desk, March 9
In the foreground and closest to completion are 16 28mm Perry AWI militia.  This unit only requires flocking and a final spray of Dullcote to muster off the table.  In the center are four 28mm Moorish cavalry and 12 15mm Cacciatori del Alpi.  The Cacciatori comprise the second battalion to be fielded as Garibaldi Redshirts for the 1859 project.  Also on the desk are 24 28mm medieval heavy infantry for the Reconquista project.  These BTD figures will form two Impetvs stands of heavy infantry.  Finally, on the right are 24 28mm FIW French infantry and Coureur des Bois that I will be fielding as two militia units for the FIW project.  Will I tackle all 24 FIW figures at once or only paint enough for one, 12 figure unit?  I will answer that question after I get the other items cleared away.

Quite a lot of activity on the painting desk this week and hopefully many of these will be mustering off the paint table soon.

12 comments:

  1. That looks positively tidy Jonathan. Got to love those Garibaldini. Stout fellows all.

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    1. Conrad, my mother always tidied me up before a photo too! The Redshirts were, indeed, tough fighters.

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  2. I's say the FIW stuff should be priority with the campaign plans, but varioety is the spice and all that!

    My desk has 32 Nubian Archers nearing completion, 30 British Fusiliers about 60% done, 18 Prussian landwehr 20% done, various animals in various stages of completions, about a dozen British generals roughly 10% done, and Primed only Egyptian Archers (32) and Austrian Hussars (16). Not at all tidy, although I hope to finish painting the Nubians tonight.

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    1. Of course you are correct, Peter. The FIW militia should pop to the front of the queue.

      That is quite the lead pile YOU have currently in work. You are more easily distracted than I!

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    2. Not so much distracted as deciding to run a game at Historicon with my NK Egyptians vs. Ken's Canaanites. That moved the Egyptians/allies to the top of the queue. the Prussians were "found lead" hiding behind some painted troops, and I may need them for Montmirail, also at Historicon. The Brits I don't really need for another year plus. Of couirse, I also decided to run a spacehsip game, so guess what else will be moving up on the painting line as well?!

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    3. Three great sounding projects. I am especially interested in seeing your Biblicals out on the table again. I picked up a "starter" Canaanite force thanks to your temptations but not sure exactly when I might start on it.

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  3. Quite a number of really nice projects you have in the queue, Jonathan. I'm sure you'll be enjoying yourself painting them all up. Dean

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    1. Thanks, Dean! Little chance of becoming bored with a project when you have half a dozen in work at any point in time. With that, at least one of them always looks interesting.

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  4. Excellent point, the more diversity at the table the lower the likelihood of boredom.

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  5. I usually can only paint one thing at time, but I might have more then one project on the table. All of it sounds interesting so looking forward to seeing your hard work.

    Christopher

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    1. I usually follow you example of one unit at a time. For whatever reason, I dove into several units at once.

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