Thursday, December 24, 2009

Next new project..

Another new project, but this time one that shouldn't take too long to complete. At the October Conquest tournament, I won a 15mm DBA army, one of the pre-packed armies from Corvus Belli - the Iberian Spanish. I hasten to add that there was no talent involved there.. a random draw for those who didn't win a place, and the army was kindly sponsored by Corvus Belli, after approaches from tournament organiser Keith McNelly.

With the DBA tournament at Woolston on 10 January, I really need to get these guys painted, so I've made a start. The photos provide a little insight into the messy nature of my painting table...oooopss!!!

Normally these would be mounted individually on large 6" flat head nails (using blue tack) to provide an easy way to hold each figure, and then painted before basing. However, since the figures aren't based 4 to a base, I've decided to try to paint them pre-based. I reckon that with only 3 per base I can get to the figures reasonably easily with a paint brush. We''ll see.

So, they have been cleaned of any flash (not a lot), with washed with detergent and warm water, based, and sprayed with black undercoat prior to starting the painting.

I'll post pictures once they are finished.


  1. Great stuff! My CB Ancient Britons, got in the same way, aren't much further along, mostly as I went and bought a heap of other armies to go with them!

    I see you haven't glued the shields on yet. Will you do those separately, then?

  2. Mark
    Yes, I'll add the shields once I've painted the figures. It might be a little fiddly, but I'll undercoat them, glue on, then paint the shield faces. As I said, I don't normally tackle any army painting job this way...



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