Sunday, November 1, 2009
There was yet another mis-step on the Nappy front. I had ordered some Old Glory limbers in an effort to save a few bucks, but like their artillery figures, the scale is a bit small and the quality really poor (look at me becoming a miniatures snob!). The limber models were really not usable so yet another effort to save money via lower quality ends up a failure.
As for other modeling, I completed 2 basic starter fleets for "Uncharted Seas"- Dwarf and Orc. I found the models a lot of fun to paint. I tried to do some free-hand skulls for the Orc sails but was disappointed with the results so I'm looking to find some details. The game is a simplistic naval game and it's both quick and fun.
Lastly, I have a confession to make. As I've reflected on my glacial painting pace with 28mm Nappy's (3 units in roughly 3 months) I've realized that it will take close to a year to get a nice sized force in place. Being somewhat impatient, I've decided to hire a painter in the UK who was brought to my attention by some acquaintances over there who are in the war game industry. My initial commission is for 2 infantry battalions. His quality is outstanding (you'll definitely notice the difference from my efforts). It's a bit pricey, but as I've learned one usually gets what one pays for (see the Old Glory reference above). If the quality is a good as I've seen, I'll recommend the painter in a future post.