Well, I have been waiting for over a week now for my latest Perry metal order to arrive and not a word! Last order I waited 2 weeks before contacting them to be told they were waiting on stock. I really feel that these days customer service is important and of course its such an easy thing to run shopping cart software that tells you when an item is out of stock so that you can maybe order an alternative. This has made up my mind to place all future orders with Front Rank. All future figures will be metal as I had planned to do anyway. Hopefully the British cavalry will show up shortly as I'm now out of figures to paint.
Have managed to finish 2 more units this week, the 92nd Highlanders and a unit of Legere. The latter was made up from the 12 skirmishers I mentioned below plus 4 new figures. As I said I was one figure short so decided to use one of the Perry plastic casualty figures to make the number up and I'm pleased with how it looks on the base. Thank you to Tod for offering that odd skirmisher but I had already painted up the casualty. The legere unit are in mixed campaign dress, I re painted some of the trousers but wanted to leave some white with patches etc, overall this unit has a good feeling of movement. I spent a long time fiddling around with the placement of these figures, and finally decided to place the firing figures at the rear, firing through and over the front rank. I'm happy with the composition.
Total figures painted now = 292.
I need to work on my photography next! I built a couple of 6500k 'daylight' bulbs into my little cupboard for taking pics but I think I need more light in there.
Well that depends on what arrives first, I'm going to order some FR figures today but I also plan to start working on terrain. I'm going to make up some road and river sections and see how they look. Over the next couple of weeks I have the following to do:-
- Make a final decision on varnish - matt or satin. have now decided against Army painter.
- Order flags for all units.
- Order a few Hovels buildings and paint.
- Look into trees! I'm wondering if I can also make these myself to look more realistic than K&M.
- Have a run through of the rules using just a few units per side.
This should keep me busy. Any comments/suggestion on terrain etc or anything else always welcome.