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Offline pauld

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First paint on the brush in a long time (more pix 04/12/20)
« on: October 14, 2020, 01:39:31 PM »
Haven't played with little men for a while = not painted anything.

Ebay rides to the rescue and I score a great bargain on the White Man's Expedition Reinforcement box for Congo.

I had forgotten I quite enjoy painting so I'll finish the box and post the rest (might be a while yet though - powers of concentration are not what they used to be).

... and I'm looking forward to a game of Congo in some far off distant future when the world gets back to normal (so I have a wee bit of time to finish the beggars yet).








Cracking models these Congo lots, useful for a bit of Pulp Alley too.



 
« Last Edit: December 04, 2020, 02:26:16 PM by pauld »
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Re: First paint on the brush in a long time
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2020, 02:28:04 PM »
Champion! It's always great to see someone come back to their hobby and discover they still find joy in it. A nice counterpoint to the times we read about painting slumps and lost mojo. Having experienced both, I would recommend the former rather than the latter.  :)


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Offline Captain Blood

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Re: First paint on the brush in a long time
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2020, 03:40:49 PM »
Agreed. Welcome back to it. A good restart!
That lady has a winsome expression  :)

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Re: First paint on the brush in a long time
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2020, 05:39:30 PM »
Nicely done.

Offline Mike1879

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Re: First paint on the brush in a long time
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2020, 08:01:27 PM »
We all go through periods where we struggle to pick up a brush but once you do its all systems go. Love painting when Iím in the mood itís so relaxing, and exciting when youíre happy with your work.
Well done, nice work with the figures after your painting break.

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Re: First paint on the brush in a long time
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2020, 08:02:46 PM »
I like the archers the red lioncloths really pop.

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Re: First paint on the brush in a long time
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2020, 08:21:57 PM »
Really nice work.  8)

The red clothing is a nice complement to the darker flesh tones which are great.

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Re: First paint on the brush in a long time
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2020, 08:36:14 PM »
A nice comeback  :-*
Got to kick at the darkness till it bleeds daylight.

Offline pauld

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Re: First paint on the brush in a long time
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2020, 03:37:47 PM »
Thanks for the kind comments.

My normal caveats/excuses apply.

Magnified and under the glare of the flash they look to me like the the amateurish daubings of a demented Bob Ross done with a 4" house painters brush while suffering a severe case of the Delerium Tremens.

But at tabletop distance hidden amongst the sickly, plasticky glow of aquarium foliage and under a 40 watt dusty bulb in a darkened room when wearing the my wife's glasses they look OK to me.

There again, I have low standards but it makes me happy  :)

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Re: First paint on the brush in a long time
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2020, 09:44:41 AM »
Nice work! :D

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Re: First paint on the brush in a long time
« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2020, 11:53:37 AM »
Keep it going, little and often gets the figures painted 👍
Wargamers do it on a table.
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Offline pauld

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Re: First paint on the brush in a long time
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2020, 12:56:16 PM »
Finished!!  except for a flag for the bearer in the group shot











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« Last Edit: December 04, 2020, 02:29:10 PM by pauld »

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Re: First paint on the brush in a long time (more pix 04/12/20)
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2020, 06:32:28 PM »
Quote
"For Christ's sake chaps, cover yourselves before Miss Peabody turns around"


 lol lol lol

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Re: First paint on the brush in a long time (more pix 04/12/20)
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2020, 09:26:55 PM »
That last one made me chuckle. :)

And you've achieved a lovely skin tone on those lads with... er,   ...their lads out.




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Re: First paint on the brush in a long time (more pix 04/12/20)
« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2020, 01:24:46 AM »
They look great and even better on the table.  Poor Miss Peabody.  lol
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