|Kit McArno and his clan. I am using the original clansmen figures as character models at the moment. I thought it the best way of incorporating them into the game.|
I finished for the summer yesterday. So you could definitely say that the battle has been lost and won. Signing off after an extremely stressful and challenging term is always a strange feeling, and I found I had a rather bitter taste in my mouth as I drove home. The toll the experience took on my McDeath plans was considerable and I now have to re-evaluate my plans in the short term.
I have two weeks to get ready for the Oldhammer Weekend and the McDeath game I want to play. I also want to finish a custom board for the scenario.
So no pressure then?
In truth, it hasn't been a total disaster as I managed to get my McArno clan completed last weekend and even found time to knock up one of the McDeath buildings - the Rough Inn. I even managed a few snaps this morning before I was interrupted by my three year old daughter who was in need of assistance in the toilet!
|The McArnos pile out of the Rough Inn in search of a little vengeance. How dare they say they sport underwear 'neath their kilts!|
The two clansmen figures were previously painted as part of this project while the remaining barbarians were all speed painted in the few hours I found spare over the last few weeks. I doubt I spent much more than an hour on each figure once my preparation stage was completed. I copied the tartan effect I applied to the earlier painted models to the rest of the group, to a larger or smaller degree. I also used the stronger colours of red and blue as a simple design for the shields - no time for fancy freehand at the moment!
I enjoyed painting them. Though I ran out of my preferred flesh colour halfway through and forgot to order more. Some of these figures have flesh tones created from scratch by me. They are a bit ropey in places, but when fielded they seem to merge together quite satisfactorily.
What do you think?