I really must up my game on the painting front so that my virgin soldiers can join the old campaigners in the display cabinet and on the tabletop where they belong.
Thursday, 24 February 2011
I acquired most of the castings in my collection already painted by their previous owners, and even in the case of the not-so-good paint jobs I still feel a bit guilty about stripping the old paint. However, some of the figures are vintage “virgin” castings (meaning they had never been painted before) still complete with their original flash metal. I like painting these castings the most because they must have sat in a lead-pile for the best part of 30 years having given up all hope of parading on a tabletop. They also remind me of the excitement of receiving a package direct from Hinton Hunt (umpteen years ago) - the figures always comprised more flash than actual figure but it was dead exciting all the same. Here’s a little taster of some units still to come.