Saka Light Cavalry

Saka Light Cavalry

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Pioneer Wagon - Warbases

Ok the last of the current run of posts on the wild west is this Warbases Pioneers Wagon kit at £4 and again it's a quick kit to make up as you would expect for it's size and number of pieces.

Nothing much for a paint job just flat brown for a base coat followed by a bit of Iraqi Sand (both Vallejo) drybrushed on to give a bit of depth to the colour.

I added a bit of linen cloth to give it a cover. I may go back to this and paint it off white and if I had thought about it would have stained it with tea at the time.

Like most MDF items it does not stand close inspection but it's fine for street furniture for a fun game. Mainly being for the kids I am not too hot about doing the best finish and it's more about getting things game ready than making them look great. Saying that I am not unhappy with the results.

I think when I took the photos I had not painted the wheel rims as they look rather brown. Action shots later will show I did actually paint them up.

The cowboy collection is really coming along now. We have plenty of figures for a reasonable sized game and still have more buried in the pile, though I cleaned up a few and undercoated them a month or so ago so they will get done in the not too distant future. I will also continue to paint up the buildings and I hope to get another done end part of this week though being away with work a couple of days will put a spanner in the works.

9 comments:

  1. Thats a nice wagon there Ian and I am thinking I need one of them. I like the canvas cover too

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    1. Don't you have a Gypsy caravan?
      Ian

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  2. You can't knock that at the price it comes in at. Love what you've done with the cover too.

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    1. Cheers Michael, you would splat gore all over yours though ;-)

      Ian

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  3. Great looking wagon Ian. I think I will need one too!

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    1. More like two!!

      Actually I will pick up another as the price is right

      Ian

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  4. I've heard about dying with tea but haven't tried it yet. Probably work great for your piece.

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  5. I have done it in the past and with this it really would work.

    Ian

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  6. Looking good.. Try coating the wagon covering in thinned PVA it will strengthen it adore you stain it,,

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