Friday 22 December 2017

Jingle Bells!!

Its Christmaaaassss! Which means the Challenge has started and for a change I'm hitting the ground running with no illness to scupper my opening week plans. My first entry is in keeping with the season (and the 'Monstrous' Theme) and is just a fun way to kick off my assault on my highest target to date. 

This 28mm Wargames Foundry model is full of character but when I first considered painting him I had the distinct impression this Orc Santa was looking at the floor rather than the viewer. I decided to make a slightly built up base for him that elevated the front of the figure slightly and improved the composition of the final model. Building the base and priming the model before the the challenge started saved me a lot of time and meant I could crack on with painting straight away for a quick opening entry (yes, that is permissible!). The finish touch was a layer of crisp snow, care of some Tamiya Diorama Texture Paint, which goes on like a paste but dries rock hard so its quite durable and really looks 'snow like'!

I've also started making significant progress on my first batch of 6mm Zulu's. I have all of next week off work and although I will have to do some stuff with my family I am also hoping to get in some significant painting time as well to kick start my Challenge.  


  1. Nice job and appropriately counter festive!

  2. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Now get on with some proper looking figures!


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