I had planned on doing some painting today but my good lady informed me she had some deliveries due and could I make sure I listened out for them. As I usually paint in the hobby room in the loft and at present I’m not quick enough to get down before the delivery driver disappears I decided to make the final push on my ECW armies.
The vast majority have been painted by Lee Gramson and are mainly Peter Pig with some Blue Moon characters and civilians. I was surprised how many I had to still base but they have all been finished today.
All the artillery pieces were made and I pressed on to assemble the baggage train, these pieces are from Essex and whilst ok the moulds are starting to show their age as quite a bit of flash and cleaning up mould lines had to be completed.
Anyway the Royalist and Parliamentarian armies are effectively complete, just need to finish bases, fit some more standards and colour their edges and then Edgehill can be fought! Lee has started on the Covenanters with Montrose to follow.
Photos aren’t brilliant as light is fading quick.
Work area for the day
Wagons etc from Essex being assembled and cleaned, Blue moon camp pieces letting ink dry!
So this project end is in sight and hopefully a game shortly.
I’m pleased to report I saw my cancer specialist on Tuesday and the pathology reports were good no cancer found in lymph nodes and tumour was all out so no further treatment required just regular checks for the next five years. I feel pretty upbeat and almost feel I’ve been given a second chance! I’m certainly looking at a lot of things in a very different light.
A better update next week, I aim to play a board game (Quatre Bras) and finish off this little lot! Take care