Saka Light Cavalry

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Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Another Tree Post

I am guessing the title kind of says it all. You probably know I bought 20 trees the other week for much-o-cheap-o which arrived last week. Well whilst they looked good for the price which in itself really means thy don't actually look good. I did think I could make them look better and more importantly could do so without too much effort.

So I took said cheap tree and sprayed with er... hairspray and dipped in flock that I used to base my figures with. The result being the two held in my vice. Time taken? About 10 seconds each on average as the vice was tricky to get two in.

Finding a more suitable holding device I got the upgrade down to about 10 seconds a tree. I still have half of them to do so will probably finish them tonight. I have ordered another 40 so I had better get on with it.

Being as I am not painting any figures at the moment I have been busy doing other things this is one of several tiles I am working on for building of the week.

Cath was asking why stop myself painting figures at the moment and I had to explain that I would find myself trying to hurry to finish them before Friday and as such not enjoy it but by painting these buildings which I can put aside and just pick up between bouts of figure painting and enjoy all that I do means I win all ways round. Besides I don't have that much desk time this week anyway.

17 comments:

  1. That farm is looking good chap and those trees do look the business and I think I need to invest in some.

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    1. Thanks, about to d some more work on it.

      If you buy some you will have little use of the smallest happy to swap some for bigger ones.

      Ian

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  2. Those look great Ian. I can recommend 'Treemendus' for tree related scatter, great bloke too, very helpful. Liking the farm also.

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    1. Will have t look them up, only problem with all this scenery is finding some place to store it all

      Ian

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  3. The farm looks great. Looking forward to the finished piece.

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    1. Finished it last night, so in all less than three hours ignoring drying time. Will blog it soon

      Ian

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  4. I grudgingly have to agree about the quality of the Chinese trees, but I've got loads of the things so I might just grin and bear it . . .

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    1. With a little work I have gone from happy with them to really happy :-)

      ian

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  5. Nice trees, where are they from?

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    1. If you check back two or three posts you will see the blog post with a link to them.

      May have to check if your E-Bay source has them listed as well. Quick message to them should help

      Ian

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    2. Thanks, have bought some. Cheers

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  6. Competitive painting is not unlike competitive eating. You must maintain activity to succeed when it counts.

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    1. I paint almost every day, not sure I would want to increase my time at the desk back to the levels when I was off work but always enjoy a session so it goes on

      Ian

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  7. I do like the look of that farm!

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    1. Well only a few days to wait then LOL

      Ian

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    1. I think so, still the last ones to do yet though

      Ian

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