Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Airfix Waterloo French Imperial Guard

Just to show that even painters like me CAN get better :-D
From just over a year ago....

....and about two months ago. Not totally brilliant but a bit of an improvement. :-)

Hi Carl Hendrickson. Carl seems to paint the way I do...a wide range of themes and it seems he´s just discovered the joys of 20mm bods. His new project, 20mm scratch build of a slum looks great. 
You can se this and loads more at Solowargamingintheuk

7 comments:

  1. More than a bit! The road goes ever on, but progress can be made.

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  2. Everyone can get better, your work is very good.

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  3. The more you do it the better you get, nice paint job!

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  4. Very nice, Paul very well painted - tell me, are the good old Airfix chaps' plastic still horrendously soft and malleable? Still got nightmares about 'em...

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  5. Great improvement, awesome

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  6. Thanks :-)
    @Monty. The sets produced later are still a bit soft but the older ones are suffering from the dreaded "plastic rot"...a condition whereby the softener is leaking out of the plastic and they turn into a sort of hard cheese...some becoming so brittle that even touching them results in them snapping. A few of my WWI germans, indians and sherrif of nottingham bods broke when being painted!!
    Cheers
    Paul

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  7. Thanks Paul, very kind of you for the link. I have to ask do you paint your figures with PVA before you undercoat them? I do this and it seems to give them some strength. I like the Frenchman-your brush must be so thin!
    Thanks.

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