Friday, January 15, 2016

Sherman paint fiasco and Battlelore troops

So, over the Christmas holidays, I painted up some Shermans for a game in a hurry. I didn't let the spay primer cure and, when I applied the matt finish, the paint crackled. You can see the crackling in the picture below on the right. I've never seen that before. 


I didn't want to have to strip and repaint the tanks so I tried to fix it with a second coat of the magic dip (above left). This muted the crackle appreciably. I then dull coated against and the result is acceptable (below). I need some US and Russian stars to finish these (and some other tanks)--anyone have some 15mm or 20mm decals they want to sell?


I have been painting the figures in my Battlelore game. I finished 16 medium foot. The results are okay (why are they all left-handed?).


The addition of some Little Big Man decals really help the figures along! These were a tiny bit fiddly to apply and needed some paint to make them fit. But overall I'm happy.



The crispness of the decals creates a much better effect than I could likely get with my shaky hand!


Up next: Bruce is hosting Cry Havoc at the club and I am painting on the Battlelore figures!

5 comments:

  1. Yes, those decals really do lift those guys. Very nice.

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  2. Thanks. The decals are pretty sick.

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  3. Hey Bob, I likely have 1/72 US/Soviet Decals, will take a look & bring Tuesday.

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