Saka Light Cavalry

Saka Light Cavalry

Monday, 13 April 2015

Perfect Six Perfect Scenic's and Other Buys

20 and 30mm Barricade sets.
I ordered a few bits from a new player in 6mm, not figures or buildings but barrels and barricades. Some of you will already be familiar with the 6mm Napoleonic's Forum which is now around a year old and a great place to visit if your interested in Napoleonic's and more so if your taste is for the small chaps like I am.

Barricades with Adler figures for scale, note figures are on 2mm base.
Well Richard who has set up the forum has been trying his hand at sculpting, first with a few figures but he has answered the call for some scenic items such as the Barricades above. These are well detailed as you will see when I get a few painted up. The prices are listed below and more details can be found here.

16 Barrel Set.
Pack of 16 Barrels £2.50

Pack of 4 20mm Barricades £2.50

Pack of 4 30mm Barricades £3.50

4 Different sized barrels.
As you can see the barrels are well detailed and will be a great fit for battlefield clutter, adding to camps and building bases.

This is a new venture, Richard already runs an excellent 6mm painting service that provides incredibly detailed work for those who want the best. More items are to be released in about four or so weeks time, so well worth keeping an eye on them.

Rosemary & Co Brushes.
After the Painting Challenge I am sure I am not the only one buying new brushes. Typically these are my most trusted supplier Rosemary & Co. It's testament to their quality and long life that I was just ordering three series 33 brushes and a dry brush (Ebony Short Flat) after three months of hard work and more abuse than they deserve. Not that all these are going into service together as two will be backups as one of the brushes is not yet spent. Indeed all brushes will be treated to a brush soap bath to see how well they come back to life.

Having bought three boxes of HaT Gaul's I would them to be rubbery so sought advice and was told this primer would be perfect. I have always been resistant to paint on primer in the past, seems a waste of time when spraying is faster but having used this on the plastics, a few buildings and the missed areas when spraying (typically horses). It's a great primer and I am very pleased to have listened. 





6 comments:

  1. I use that primer, sometimes you need two coats but its top stuff!

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    1. I have watered it down on the plastics LOL

      Ian

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  2. Brush soap bath? I'll look it up as I've no idea what that is.

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    1. If you search The Masters Brush Cleaner and Preserver. It's a yellow pot of special soap for cleaning your brushes. Not literal in giving them a bath

      Ian

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    2. Yep. Found it on Amazon. Thank you.

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    3. Great, hope it works for you :-)

      Ian

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