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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Welsh warlord and hearthguard

I drove to The Source on Sunday to get in a game of Saga.  Freezing rain made for treacherous driving, so my buddy Hugh had to turn around. Just like that, game off.  The silver lining in the snow filled cloud was I spend the rest of the day painting.  It was either that or axe through a door, poke my head through and yell "Here's Jooohny!"  My family was having none of my cabin fever antics, so, off to the painting table.

This Welsh warband is built with both a foot and mounted warlord.  You can only run one warlord per warband in Saga but by painting up both, you can choose which to run depending on the scenario. Since this batch is the hearthguard and warlords, I put the pedal to the floor for colors and stripes.  We are the 1%. Look upon our clothes and weep, levies and warriors!  

You've probably noticed that I've hit a road bump with the Welsh.  The LBMS shield transfers are still in the mail, probably looping endlessly around the globe.  In the meantime, as I finish each batch of shield-armed Welsh, I have to stop at the white shield stage and move to another bunch.  Posting up nearly finished figures is a bit like a date ending with a kiss at the front door.  Nice, but perhaps not all you'd hoped for.  Sadly, it'll have to do for now!
 
I still haven't got the hang of the work in progress posts.  By keeping my cellphone handy, I remember  to take a picture from time to time.  That's good!  With each batch of figures, my work surface gets messier and that detracts from the pictures.  That's bad!  If you think my painting surface looks messy, you should see my hands.

When in doubt, grab some bark

A few of you have asked if I'm done with 15mm.  To that, I thought I'd show rather than tell!
SYW Russian battery
Dailami army for Field of Glory
I hope it's warm and beautiful wherever you are.  Birds singing, flowers blooming, and green grass.  I remember those days; the days before I moved to Winterfell.  Right now, we're getting another 6"! 
Looking out my back door.  

19 comments:

  1. Monty:

    Wow - you have a lot of projects going on. The Welsh warband is looking great - nice details on the cloaks, etc. Best, dean

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    1. Thanks Dean! I'm getting to the finish line on the Welsh so I need to have the Next Thing ready! Or Next Things...

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  2. Wonderful job on these hearthguard and the warlords. The colors of the patterns and decorations really pop! Well done. Can't wait to see the finished warband, up close and personal :^)

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    1. Thanks so much Brent! They are the best the Welsh have so I did want them to look the part. See you Saturday!

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    1. Thanks Chris! At times like these, thoughts of moving cross my mind.

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  4. I really like what you've done with those cloaks. The stripes and especially the tartan are fantastic. I'm sorry to hear about your weather. It's finally warm enough here that I'm mowing the lawn this weekend.

    I'm working full time on your cowgirls and still have two more to finish. I won't come back to blogging until they are all finished, but I will send you a WIP pic here shortly.

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    1. Anne! Thanks so much! Coming up from 15mm, this lot has been great fun. And scaling down to 15mm a bit of a letdown. Ah well...

      I can't wait to see the O'Leary girls! I have nothing quite like them. They'll instantly improve my painting room. The only hazard is they may distract me from painting. I'll manage somehow!

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  5. Your colors and patterns are great... and your painting table is awesome! Do you jump from project to project on a whim or do you have set days to paint for each project or perhaps a goal to complete before painting for another project? Curious how you work them all in.

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    1. Jonathan! I don't normally work like this. I usually paint linear, first in, first out.

      We have a brand new player for our Maurice campaign but he has no artillery. So, I grabbed the SYW artillery to paint for him. Then the fellow who bought my Carthaginian army wanted Gauls so I fired that up. And the Dailami I've wanted to paint for some time but they're on the back burner. To top it off, I almost bought Bolt Action after reading about the Normandy breakout last night.

      Once I can go outside and work in the yard again, I'll have to slow down. In the meantime, its a Perfect Storm, both on the painting table and outside. ;-)

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  6. Nice work Monty and a good use of colour and patterns on the clothing!!

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    1. Thanks Andrew! I really enjoyed your post up today on color. Very timely!

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  7. Great looking work here Monty. The Welsh for SAGA are stunning.

    Cheers,
    Ross

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    1. Thanks Ross, I really appreciate it! I do think this is my best work in 28mm. When you're enjoying a project or figures, it does shine through! ;-)

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  8. Great looking units Monty, and nice projects...Once again, wonderful colors for the clothes!
    All the best,
    Phil.

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    1. Thanks so much Phil. Now I have to hurry over and see what you've posted up!

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  9. Greate work !!!

    best regards Michael

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    1. Thanks Michael! Is it springtime in Sweden yet? Not here in Minnesota.

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  10. Colours on these really pop, nice work, Monty!

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