Saturday, July 21, 2012
This is my second Spencer Smith miniature, the first being a Prussian Hussar. Not to keep that fellow lonely, here is a war mate for him. This time I've done a better job on the flounders, which don't show in the photo, due to the glossy shine, and added a barreled waist sash, which you can see on his right side.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
These are a couple of Pendraken's paddle steamers, from their Sudan range. I actually have a third model, not assembled, around here somewhere. The models don't come with those railings. I had to drill into the deck, plant short wire there with aradlite, and then thread between these posts. I don't know if this was intended. It was a huge pain in the bottom to undertake. I managed to lose one of the chinese hat awnings, so I had to scratch build one from wood.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
I have painted my first Spencer Smith miniature. The figures have very little detail. You have to paint it on, which is the point of buying these simple figures. It is rather like taking an unattractive girlfriend out for an expensive meal. All she really rates is a nosebag and a measure of oats, but giving her the five star treatment makes the evening special. On the other hand, you could save your cash, spend it on the Spencer Smiths, and stay in for the evening.