Anglo-Saxon Weekender Roundup!
I'd spent my time during the week working on my animals from Warbases. I had decided to go for a grey undercoat since I had seen so many examples of it on the old interweb. However, I couldn't bring myself to have a grey undercoat on the bases since I was relying on my tried and tested method of painting them. This led to my paint station being filled with grey miniatures on a black base. Most disconcerting indeed!
Perhaps I should explain. I undercoat my bases black. Once dry I then apply layers of dry brushed English Uniform. I don't mix it with black. I allow the successive brown layers to build up the shade. Black undercoat is great for this sort of thing. After about three layers of dry brushed brown, I then take a much nicer looking fine brush and paint all the stones with khaki. When that's done I apply a small amount of stone grey to the stones to act as a highlight. Of course, a lot of this effort is lost under the flock, but I always make sure that some of it pokes through. But more of that process later.
Here's a few in progress shots. I won't go into any details here though, as I wrote all about this in a separate post which you can read here.
And I got so carried away with my painting (which was surprisingly more enjoyable than I was expecting it to be stressful) I completely forgot to take any photos of this process. Honestly, you'd think I was working to some kind of a deadline.
And then, as the shadows were lengthening and the sun was going down (which is quite late in this neck of the woods, I can assure you!) I began the process of flocking my models. I do this in a number of stages, all glued in place with my PVA glue which I apply in dabs with an old brush. Preferably in odd numbers. First up you can see a couple of hens fighting to breathe as i sit them in my first layer, Woodland Scenics' Green Blend turf
And because it's been so long since I painted them, here's some photos of my Anglo-Saxons!