I finished another batch of Saxons this morning. They were slightly disappointing in quality in the end, I’m not sure why - maybe because I’m getting lazy or impatient. In particular I was unhappy with the faces and bare legs - the usual wash and highlight that I use leading to a rather messy result. I think the reason may be that in the wash mixture that I use, my current white glue is not dissolving properly (the WH guide to painting suggests you mix ink, water, a drop of flesh paint and some white glue). Any suggestions welcome.
I’m now up to 74 spear wielding peasants, 8 skirmishers and 16 heavy infantry plus a General and standard bearer piece. About 800 points worth.
But to get to 2000 points, an awful lot more are needed!
Good to hear painting is still going!
Currently, I’m painting up some more fantasy units, for the game I would like to organize in a few weeks — maybe we should start agreeing on a date.
From my GW-junkie days (mostly 1988 - 1994), I still have a ton of unpainted Citadel miniatures. My vow to myself was that I would not buy anything new before everything is painted, and magically, I’ve been succeeding in this for the past 2 years or so.
Since I started painting again some 4 weeks ago, I finished The Skaven Screaming Bell, pulled by 2 Rat Ogres; 12 Barbarians; an Air Elemental; 2 Minotaurs; 3 1/200 SF buildings; 4 25mm huts; 5 Space Marines; and some other loose figures. A bit of everything right now, but there’s slow progress. Also, I’ve taken the stance that I paint what I feel like at that point, not feeling any pressure because of ‘projects that have to be finished’.