Wednesday, August 27, 2014

State of the Painting Desk

The Painting Desk has not received the spotlight for awhile so focus today is on the little square of real estate I occasionally call home.
Yes, it is quite untidy but that is how a workspace is supposed to look, right?  Serious work is being done here!  On the table are figures for two units: 15 Spanish-American War Volunteer Infantry from Old Glory in the back and 13 Punic Wars Libyan spear men from Renegade in the fore.  I wonder when Renegade will resurface and begin producing again?  I hope soon.

In the left foreground are a handful of Baccus 6mm light infantry awaiting primering.  From my recent photo shoot of the 6mm Punic Wars collection and the Cannae battles, I realized that the force could use some additional light infantry components of the spear-chucking variety.  The collection has too many slingers and is understrength on light javelin foot.  Given the adage that if you've got them, paint them, I painted enough slingers to field 9 stands of 8.  Too many!  

On the figure front, several packages arrived within the last week.  Taking advantage of BTD USA's recent 50% discount offering, I picked up additional bowman and Spanish or mercenary spear men.  For the Punic Wars project, included in the order were several packs of Celts with a plan to field several warbands. 
With me beginning to plow through Americans for the SAW project, I piggybacked onto Scott's Old Glory order and added more packs for the project.  Most were Americans but one pack of Spanish infantry tagged along.  

14 comments:

  1. Nice work going on with all of your projects, Jonathan. Not to mention the lead reinforcements you also have waiting in the wings.

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    1. With many projects, I never get bored with painting and an incoming lead package is always welcome.

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  2. And to think, you were just making progress on the Lead Mountain. Nice haul, I do love a new shipment of figures!

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    1. I enjoy a new lead shipment too! You know, I probably have more lead than I can ever paint in this lifetime but sure enjoy collecting.

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  3. Love the look of a much-used old desk with evidence of paint! Nice one.

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    1. Aaron! Much used, for sure and lots of paint, knife scrapes, nicks, and gouges!

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  4. Well, in 6mm I'd recon a slinger is pretty much a slinger that can be used for almost any Ancient army that used them, eh?

    Quite a lot of addition lead grist for the painting mill!

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    1. Quite right! Slingers are very generic but how many do two armies need? Maybe four per side is not an unreasonable number then? I am convinced! I did not waste my time painting slingers needlessly.

      "Lead grist for the painting mill" is a good one. I may use that sometime...

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  5. Keeping my fingers crossed for Renegade too. Got some nice ACW's and WW1's from them in the past. Looking forward to seeing how those Libyans paint up then!

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    1. Yes, I really would enjoy seeing Renegade back in production. I would certainly pick up more Punic Wars and ECW figures.

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  6. Thanks for commenting on my blog Jonathan. Where-about in Spokane are you? I am 20 miles NW out HWY 291 past Nine Mile. Are you going to Tacticle Solutions in October?
    Regards,
    Vol Williams

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    1. Hi Vol! We are in opposite directions. I am on the South Hill. As for TS, I probably will not attend.

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  7. That is quite a lead mountain, not a few drachmas invested there, I suspect!

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    1. Consider it insurance against nuclear mishap. Actually not sure the amount of lead in the alloy anymore...

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