Sunday, September 13, 2015
A Little More Painting, A Little More Sailing...
A rainy and windy weekend is a perfect combo for painting and sailing.
I actually managed to do more than prime some mini's. The first two colors have been applied - Medium fleshtone and a flat white (pictured to the lower left). I take a bit of an assembly line approach to painting units doing one color at a time. I find it reduces errors and really helps me keep a unit looking like they belong together.
A close up of one of the figures. These will be a Maryland regiment so will have blue coats with red facings. It does feel good to be painting again
On satruday, I had a race in Annapolis and it was a perfect race day - 18-20 knot winds a little chop and rain. I was crewing a friends boat but really wanted to have Bucentaure in the race. There was some excitement. During the third race a boat form another class (pictured above) lost her rudder. It's hard to see in the picture but the rudder is completely sheard off just about the water line. A sailboat without a rudder in high winds becomes a torpedo untll the sails are loosed but there was no collisions. Maybe it was better the Bucentaure stayed in St Michaels.