Playing EPIC in 28mm.

Sunday, 14 December 2014

I hope you're sitting down, because I've painted something.

I threw some paint at the Bloodcoat Officers.  And I suppose that as this represents progress, I ought to share.  However, there are somethings that I'm not overly enamored with, so here we go;

These guys look fine for TT.  Viewed from 4' away, they blend in nicely with the rest of the army - job done, we it were.  Now the fellow in the Scion overcoat is General Horpan ('Danny Bloodcoat' to his men).  Mostly happy, but there's bits where my  paint discipline has failed and the result is messy and untidy.  Especially in close up photos - possibly more so than IRL.

The effect on the vox-op's armour I am happy with, a tick that success.

Nelson X's sash is a bit meh, having spread to his shirt in two places.  And the colour changes on his big brown boots are a little too subtle.

The blue of his hatband is all over the cap's peak, there is blue from the targetter on the shroud, brass from his leg armour on his trousers and grey from his trousers on his leg armour.  And the grey is all over the base, whereas it should be black - this is on all of them.

There's detail on Tacticae Napoleon's cuffs that's not been picked out (probably because I couldn't see it when I was actually doing the painting) but at least his hair and face came out better than Nelson X's.

Over all, as these guys will spend most of their lives in an army case and I'm not out to win prizes, these are OK for the time being.  They are now packed away for the winter anyways.  Hopefully, by the time spring comes 'round again, I'll a) remember what the improvements are and b) be bothered to do them.

Another couple of painted figures (same woes though) in a couple of days.


  1. Painted models are better than unpainted. I honestly can't remember the last time I picked up a brush.
    Keep painting and the little bits of overpaint will slowly decrease.

  2. Agree with Courtney - anything painted trumps bare metal/primer.

    Nothing stops you revisiting prior works ata later date when the painting mojo is flowing and you are on a good roll.

    Personally these look fine - they tie in with the rest of the force and as you have pointed out - suit the table top they are being used for.

    The Napoleon model is still so cool - such a characterful bad ass.

  3. Yup, those look a lot better with paint on them as without. I end up doing the same thing (having to fix little problems) every time I take a longer break from painting. Like Courtney says, once you get back into the swing of things, not only does time to paint a mini decrease, but so do the little mistakes.

  4. You give yourself too much of a hard time.

    Not much more to say that the chaps before me have already said.

    Keep it up mate - nice to see you actually painting instead of paying for the service.

  5. Painted is always infinitely better than unpainted, and all painting counts as a win.

    Just do the little boys that you can, and as everyone says, you can always revisit them later when you are feeling ready to fix things.

    Great work