Saturday, 3 June 2017

Pain Purifies The Wargaming Soul ( The Mug Says It All)


These figures ( Polish Light Cavalry ) have been lurking on my painting table for months , their other six comrades were glued up and painted months ago - but the were total pains to put together. So these have languished unloved as other newer figures and projects pushed in front . It's been really nice weather of late and the patio furniture has appeared to celebrate this sunshine .


So feeling virtuous I thought I would get them done , time had healed the trauma I had suffered getting their compatriots battle ready . I like Mars figures but this set is an absolute swine to get the riders to fit the horses and just to make things worse they were heavily flashed ! . However I have triumphed ! I got the b****y riders to fit  with massive amounts of cutting of the horses flanks and the copious use of 'green stuff' . Quite pleased with myself (even though the muttered language was excessively bad) and having returned to my usual sunny disposition are going to get them painted up. Postscript .........


Well I've got them painted bit like 'turning a sow's ear into a silk purse' , but they haven't turned out to badly with a couple of coats of thick gloss varnish to cover up the flaws .



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    1. Well they look better than they did on the sprue , lot of people don't like 'Mars' figures but I think they have a certain character , Tony

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  2. Patience and a lot of grumbling - job well done Tony!

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    1. Yes muttering under the breath works wonders

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  3. Good to see that Wedgewood retains relevance :). As far as the figure experience, many is the time that the "task" has outweighed the pleasures of painting/assembling. I'm with you on that one--the end result here, though, seems well worth it. Bravo!

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    1. It's a battle of man against the plastics ! - I won - this time !

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  4. Looking good...I am one of the pro-Mars school.

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    1. Some times take a bit of cleaning up , but full of character

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  5. Nice work Tony. I'm always astonished at how well you dolly up those Mars figures.

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    1. Some take more work than others , these were swines !

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  6. They look good to me! I hope no actual blood was involved in the trimming.

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    1. Not this time ! , there have been blood sacrifices in the past though .

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