Following on from last week I got the remaining base work done. Essentially this amounted to ground painting and dry brushing, a little bit of vegetation and a made up sign reading “GAS”. The real effort went into painting “Billy Joe”, a very nice sculpt from Reaper.
The figure lent itself to some freehand so I figured I’d do as much as I could. The check shirt took a little while but seemed appropriate as did the “BJ” on his hat. A heart tattoo on his left arm seemed touching and and the jug needed a label which was hard to actually photograph. I also added a symbol to his bib which was meant to look like a planet with rings around it but it is so bloody small!
All in all I am happy to end on this one for Diorama Lite. I am confident more will return later in the year, I have the figures and plenty of ideas just not the time. That will all change come the Autumn. The weather will change and along with the shorter daylight days I will be forced back indoors with time on my hands. Until then, or unless there is a change in circumstances, I shall be continuing with my Baron’s War project and posting on Wednesday’s and Saturday’s. I suspect occasionally figures from a different genre may appear as the need in me grows to paint something different for a change. I also need to give some thought to how I will eventually display my Baron’s War figures 🤔.
Images of “Billy Joe” below.