The last newly painted figure on the left here, dates back a few days (and never mind the fact that I just added two ), so I thought to post an update on what I’m currently doing, painting and modelling wise.
First thing I’m up to is continuing the rebasing of the 25mil SRB; the figures had already been put on single bases, which have had texture applied and painted, but they still need static grass applied. However, I got a good tip from Peter Schulein at the Crusade convention, wrg to gluing magnetic material to the slottabases. If you put the magnetic strip / sheet onto a metallic surface, and then apply glue to it, you can just put the bases on top, let the glue dry, and then cut the magnetic material to size around the bases. This is a lot better than cutting up the magnetic stuff and using the self adhesive they come equipped with (I use Magnetic Displays magnetic tape), as you’ll never get enough contact surface that way to get it to stick. Using Peter’s method, the contact surface is maximized (because the magnet stays absolutely flat), and you can use stronger glue without spilling glue all over yourself and the miniature. Brilliant tip, so that’s what I’ve been doing on and off the last couple of days.
Secondly, I’m preparing a figure for my Celtic army general. The basic figure is a Foundry Celt (the one labeled Venutius in pack CB1 - Celtic Personalities ), but I’m converting him slightly: I’ve cut off his left hand and will resculpt it (along with his cloak in that area) so as to have his hand resting on the rim of his shield, which is placed on the ground in front of him (like the rightmost spearman in this pack ). I also wanted to cut off the cast on base to mount the figure on a pebble, so it’ll look as if he’ll be standing on a rock. I hope. Of course, while cutting off the base, I destroyed both ankles and one foot, so I need to resculpt a foot too.
So that’s what I’ve been doing lately, apart from my regular painting (currently doing one more of Phil’s musketeers, some Celtic armoured infantry and SRB archers).