18 November 2008

Plastic Spencer Smith "Commanders" Finshed!

Here they are! Two vintage plastic Spencer Smith figures, all painted and varnished. Not exactly perfect, but very miuch in keeping with the growing armies of Stollen and Zichenau. Jonathan Broadus, my opponent in the game starting on Saturday, November 29th, will be represented on the table by the flamboyant, white-coated gentleman on the left (name to be announced). I, on the other hand, will be represented on the by the dour, vaguely Prussian-looking fellow on the fight. His name, too, is to be announced when the personalized scenario is posted here just before gameday. In the meantime, watch this space!


Ian has asked what paints I use on my figures. A good question and one I always like discussing (really!). For the most part, I use Games Workshop paints, which do have very good coverage, along with a few old bottles of Ral Partha paint. I mean really old, about ten to twelve years. The occasional drop of water just keeps 'em flowing and flowing, though I must admit the white is beginning to get a bit grainy. I bought these in a gaming shop on State Street in Madison, Wisconsin when I was a graduate student at the university there -- The Mighty UW-Madison! Oddly, the bottle of green is long gone (as is the gaming shop), but the White, Leather Brown, Yellow, Dark Blue, and one other bottle continue to work well all these years later. Their longevity seems to rival tubes of oil paint!


Bluebear Jeff said...

Ah . . . Stokes, my friend, I fear that I prefer the uniform of Jonathan's officer to the dour figure in dark blue . . . but I'll still be rooting for a Stollenian victory.

-- Jeff

Stryker said...

Nice brushwork Stokes! I'm sure you've answered this a zillion times already but what make of paint do you use - it looks like it covers really well.


tidders said...

As usual nicely painted. I'm sure they'll lead their respective commands well

-- Allan

Martin said...

Hi Stokes,

A name for one of the gentlemen appears in the photo - von Graundig! Named after the piece of audio equipment in the background.



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