Monday, 20 October 2014
Running Garrison had one major fault. It tended to take over everything else.
There are other figures out there. One of the first metal figures I painted was a Minifigds 'S' Range Greek cavalryman. Basically, he made a good mounted hoplite and, paiunted in University colours, became the general of my Greek army. Recently I acquired a few more of this figure and have painted them up as a Spartan Hippeis unit as bodyguard cavalry. The original is the top row middle figure, he keeps his original shield pattern.
For basing figures I tend to use 2mm MDF. The figures are simply embedded in polyfilla that I have 'dyed' with acrylic paint - means that they can be used without further work or painted later - any chips show a reasonable base colour instead of that horrible white effect.
The next advantage is that I'm freeing up space and can (eventually) have a 6x4 table set up semi-permanently. At the moment, this is a luxury. Lighting is not really good enough for photography, but I'll sort that.
This photo shows some of my Assyrian and Egyptian forces - I recently bought a load of early figures and am in the process of integrating them into my armies. Figures here include Garrison, Minifigs and Lamming, as well as some home made chariots.