Wounded Chindit

Wounded Chindit

Monday, 22 May 2017

varnishing - my way forward.

Thank you to all that helped me with my last post on greying when varnishing.  I decided to go down the route of brushing on the varnish and on Thursday my wife bought a  250 ml bottle of Windsor and Newton's Galleria Matt varnish from Amazon prime for under £10. And it was delivered Friday.
On Saturday night I tried it on one of the figures that I part repainted and yesterday  I had a look at the result and was very happy with it.
I have now hand varnished all 20 figures and just need to finish the bases off, though it's unlikely to be this coming week or next weekend.

Anyway I'm feeling a lot more motivated now and looking forward to finishing these Frostgrave Gnolls off.  

Here's the 1st of the batch - just need to but some grass etc on the base.

Now just need to sort out the photography side so you can see the shading etc.
Anyway thanks again. 

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Varnishing blues.

Or should that be greys.?
Yet again the varnishing has gone grey. I was near the end of the spray can but there was more than enough for the job in hand. 
Yesterday Conditions were right not too hot or cold and not damp. Good shake and afterwards of the 20 figures 8 were awful  about 4 were needing a bit of repainting and the 8 were good or in need of a small amount of touching up.

So the question is what's the way forward? I've had enough of spray can varnish and watching my hard work going grey. I have  heard of people using a floor polish - Klear  I think? How does that work? Where do you get it from.

I know many of you will have felt my pain before.
Thanks from Mr bloody Frustrated.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

British Paras engineer plt & mortar plt.

This little project has been finished for over a month and I'm being really slow in getting these photographed and on the blog. At this rate my next project will be done and dusted before I've posted all the pics for the paras.

The rifle platoons are supported by an engineer platoon consisting of 2 flamethrower bases a Lmg (bren) base, a sten base, 2 rifles (satchel/demolition charges) and a  platoon commander.

Flamethrower bases.

The mortar platoon consists of 4 medium mortars, a rifle base and a platoon commander.

That's all folks.