Obviously I will not be doing a Secret Santa Outgoing post LOL but this one I can. Last year my target got a really good present so I knew I had to put in some effort but that's cool.
I did the usual reading of my targets blog until I found something I thought I could do. Gary is working on a Napoleonic French army using AB Miniatures so a look on their site brought up a set of six ADC figures and I thought that would make a good choice.
I now know that AB produce some rather fine highly detailed figures and the ADC's certanly are no exception.
They were not too difficult to clean up though the mould lines were rather prominent. Still prep time was not too long and I primed them in black.
I used a file of ADC images to paint these up so they are reasonably accurate. I have also left the bases plain brown so Gary can base them up as he see's fit. I don't know if he will use them with command figures or as just table furniture.
I was trying to paint these up to match Gary's style though in the end they were mostly how I would do them so was rather unsuccessful in that.
They were a challenge to paint as my Napoleonic painting has all been 6mm except a few 10mm and 20mm figures a few years ago.
You will have to forgive the photo's as I only had the one shot at them as I needed to get them into the post and the winters sun was making it interesting.
I'm just glad I don't have a whole army to paint as they rival many a 28 for detail and it seems a chime not to paint it in.
This ones one of my favourite and was one of the first I painted. I painted them one at a time and mostly did not repeat colours to try and keep them looking that bit different from each other.
Typically they were a lot of fun to paint, though towards the end I was starting to clock watch as the days ticked by as I wanted then to arrive before the real Christmas rush set in.
Fortunately I managed to get them done in time and had just enough spare time to really enjoy the finish.
So another fun Santa Clause for me and I am already looking forward to next years event were not even out of 2015 yet.
Talking of which, I hope you all have a great New Year which brings you just the right amount of painting and gaming.