countdown timer for Historicon now reads 42 days and 11 hours so It's time to "get it in gear". First on the task list is painting the village sets I picked up from Total Battle Miniatures. I've primed all the buildings with grey auto primer (my go-to primer) and laid out the flexible base for the "Hamlet".
The buildings look a bit shiny now as the paint is wet and I haven't applied any washes or the matte sealer.
I have three sets to paint:
- A Hamlet which has three buildings (to the right) and is mostly painted
- A Village which has four buildings (the buildings are on the left of the tray)
- A Town which has 7 buildings (grouped on the right of the tray). The Town's base is also visible in the upper left of the second picture.
I did get a little lucky as the road widths for the entrances on the flexible bases match the 2" roads I have. I will need to tweak the coloring a bit to get them to match better. You can see one of the two road entrances on the Hamlet base - it's marked by the grey rocks.
The paints being used consist of mostly basic craft paints with some Vallejo used for details / brighter colors.
Overall, I'm really impressed with these Total Battle Miniature terrain pieces and kind of kicking myself for not getting them earlier. Cast resin buildings may not be as fashionable as they once were given the advances in Laser cut building design and their price advantage. I still think resin casts look the best for 15mm and smaller scales. That's just a personal opinion and perhaps I'm demonstrating a bit of crumudegeonlyness I have been unfairly accused of. I'm pretty sure "crumudegeonlyness" is a word and if it isn't it should be, dammit.
Hmmm maybe these accusations may not be as unfair as I first thought.....