For the first time in quite a while I set myself an objective and achieved it!
This last week I painted the other two Gripping Beasts peasants and managed to get three of them based and in situ. The fourth figure although painted will be situated in or on the Barn. Well that’s the plan anyway.
The first of the two figures below is the one which will join the other two as you will see shortly, the other is the one for the Barn later. I also painted the figure for the Barn in slightly brighter colours, the aim being to ensure he stood out a bit and provided some colour contrast to what will be a lot of brown colour befitting a wooden structure. Neither figure is brilliant but for what will be seen of them when the diorama is complete they will work just fine.
Once again all the photos aren’t great. I was to lazy to get my camera out and so once again used my iPhone.
With the three figures now painted it was time to get them onto the main base. Some preparation was needed first using some Milliput which once dried was given a basic paint job just in case any of it could be seen after it was given its textured top coat.
With that stage out of the way it was time to get each figure in position one at a time and complete the groundwork around each one done as I went. Working in such a tight space is never easy so after laying down a bed of watered down PVA for the texture to stick to I found the best way to get the stuff where I wanted it, and to cover the bases the figures were on, was to use a drinking straw to blow it around. Any stuff that got on the figures could be easily brushed off afterwards. Progress and completed images below.
Something else which I manged to get done was a couple of ducks. I have three others to do but here are the first two painted as Mallards.
Finally for this week I thought I’d provide you with an overview image of what the base is looking like at the moment.
Not sure what I have in mind to do this coming week. I thing I’ll I’ll do a few more animals if I can as they are small and fiddly and contrast that by starting work on the Barn maybe.