As several of you are aware I’m a fan of Reaper Miniatures. A little while ago I finished the last of a fantasy batch that I bought and promised myself that I would buy more Reaper figures in the future. Good to my word I bought a few a couple of weeks or so ago and began working on this little vignette during the closing stages of completing my recent WW2 diorama “Operation Overlord”.
I’ve been wanting to do something involving Pirates for some time but what with one thing and another never got around to doing anything about it. These two figures, along with another one, caught my eye as I was combing my way through the Reaper catalogue and so I finally bit the bullet and made the purchase.
The figures were a joy to paint, so much lovely colour after the drabness of WW2 uniforms. Nothing really to say in respect of the figure painting. The palm tree on the other hand is a complete scratch build.
I had never made a palm tree before so this was a new learning curve and what you see in the photo’s is my first ever attempt at making one. On a personal level it turned out OK but needless to say I learnt a few things along the way. Rather than go into full details on its construction in this post I’ve decided to do a separate “How to Make a Palm Tree” article (I bet you can’t wait to get started making your own!) which I will aim to publish next next week, not least of all because the lead up to Christmas will almost certainly leave me bereft of painting time! Besides, if I share it then between us perhaps we can refine the technique further.
I thought I would also enter this one into Azazel’s December challenge under the categories of Vignette and Scenery Pieces.
Slightly blurry photo’s below. I need to work on depth of field for close ups thats for sure!