As I mentioned in the last post, my hobbying has been all over the place this year. I am still trying to claw my way back on top of my various projects and get them documented. Here’s a step in that direction, though I intended to have this up weeks ago...
The Militia have been in process for many months now. They were essentially all painted up mid-November. I am quite happy to call these guys ready for the table.
|This is everyone, in a somewhat disorganized pic. I think you can get the feel for the unit without pics of every troop.|
Basing these guys was a pain though. I again used some Vallejo paste, and tried out two main avenues of application:
- Glue the model to the base and then pasting around it.
- Paste the stands of the model, then glue it to the base.
In both approaches, I painted the paste once everything was set. Unfortunately, I wasn’t disciplined in my approaches, and this mostly ended up a big bad mess, exemplified in the example below.
|You can totally tell where the stands of these models are... bad basing. Fortunately, it got fixed!|
- Paste the models individually.
- Glue two models at a time to the base.
- Add paste only between the models.
- Repeat until finished.
- Paint the sand.
It’ll be a lot of back and forth, but this approach should give each unit a good flush foundation to be glued to the base, and make applying the paste between models as easy as it can be. I struggled a bit to navigate between all the legs with the paste. We’ll see how future units go I suppose.
While they could probably use a touchup here or there, I’m calling the Militia done and ready for action. I had a few prospective games fall apart on me recently, but I am hopeful these guys will see the table soon!