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Re: 60 Days of Hobby 2021 to 2022, into 100 Days of Hobby for 2022!
« Reply #125 on: April 13, 2022, 02:00:36 AM »
Day 127 of 129 & Day 102 for 2022: And again ... more painting of bolt gun on some crossbowmen.
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Re: 60 Days of Hobby 2021 to 2022, into 100 Days of Hobby for 2022!
« Reply #126 on: April 15, 2022, 01:37:41 AM »
Day 128 of 130 & Day 103 for 2022: Reading a new book with articles by different authors on different aspects of study regarding some of Napoleon's enemies and armies that were opposed to him.  Also reviewed some more WW2 scenarios.

Day 129 of 131 & Day 104 for 2022: black wash on the boots of 6 Pope's spearmen.
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Re: 60 Days of Hobby 2021 to 2022, into 100 Days of Hobby for 2022!
« Reply #127 on: April 16, 2022, 10:17:29 AM »
Day 130 of 132 & Day 105 for 2022: lots of red on 6 Pope's spearmen, and a half dozen or so Genovese crossbowmen.
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"... my old suggestion is forget it, take two aspirins and go paint" steveb

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Re: 60 Days of Hobby 2021 to 2022, into 100 Days of Hobby for 2022!
« Reply #128 on: April 17, 2022, 12:14:08 PM »
Day 131 of 133 & Day 106 for 2022: Painted green on 5 Norman crossbowmen.

Day 132 of 134 & Day 107 for 2022: More green on 4 more Norman crossbowmen, plus the guy attending to his mule.
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"... my old suggestion is forget it, take two aspirins and go paint" steveb

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Re: 60 Days of Hobby 2021 to 2022, into 100 Days of Hobby for 2022!
« Reply #129 on: April 19, 2022, 03:51:51 AM »
Day 133 of 135 & Day 108 for 2022: Green on the last 3 Norman crossbowmen, and white on the carapace for 1 Italian knight's horse.
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"... my old suggestion is forget it, take two aspirins and go paint" steveb

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Re: 60 Days of Hobby 2021 to 2022, into 100 Days of Hobby for 2022!
« Reply #130 on: April 20, 2022, 10:30:37 AM »
Day 134 of 136 & Day 109 for 2022: I had recently gotten a copy of the third volume in a series on the Italian Wars by Predonzani and Alberici. transalted by Tiso.  However, before reading it, went back to the 2nd volume because I recalled having read though the the parts on the battles of Agnadello, Ravenna, and Marignano, yet new I had some chapters at the end that I hadn't read yet.  The next chapters covered the casualties at Marignano, a discussion of the different armies' heraldry, and I also read the chapter on the French army, with Venetian, Spanish, Swiss, Landsknechts, Naples, and a few smaller groups to read next.  Lots of good info, pictures, and plates for miniature enthusiasts!
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Re: 60 Days of Hobby 2021 to 2022, into 100 Days of Hobby for 2022!
« Reply #131 on: April 21, 2022, 01:51:10 AM »
Day 135 of 137 & Day 110 for 2022: Light wood color on 6 Norman crossbows, and 3 Italian knights' lances.
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Re: 60 Days of Hobby 2021 to 2022, into 100 Days of Hobby for 2022!
« Reply #132 on: April 22, 2022, 10:50:06 PM »
Day 136 of 139 & Day 111 for 2022: Light wood color on 6 more Norman crossbows.
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Re: 60 Days of Hobby 2021 to 2022, into 100 Days of Hobby for 2022!
« Reply #133 on: April 23, 2022, 08:44:57 AM »
Day 137 of 139 & Day 112 for 2022: Medium wood color on 10 Genovese crossbows, dark brown on 2 horses.
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Re: 60 Days of Hobby 2021 to 2022, into 100 Days of Hobby for 2022!
« Reply #134 on: April 24, 2022, 01:33:21 PM »
Day 138 of 140 & Day 113 for 2022: Medium brown on 1 horse, 2 sets of reins and 1 set of straps plus a pare of scabbards, heraldry on 2 caparisons, and organizing of medieval units into Lion Rampant armies into their trays for storage and traveling.
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« Reply #135 on: April 25, 2022, 02:25:05 AM »
A long day of house chores, plus some gardening getting 36 tulips inot my mother's garden with her, and we got 12 more.  Plus we put in some poppies and pansies out near her mailbox. :::cheers:::

Day 139 of 141 & Day 114 for 2022: Medium brown on 1 more horse, and both red and white touch ups on the comparisons of two horses as well.

Also spent some time creating a list of hills/ridges that need to be made for the Lasalle scenarios in the rule book, as well as the wooded areas, too.  These projects will likely begin next weekend or the next.
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« Reply #136 on: April 26, 2022, 03:01:37 AM »
Very tired this evening, painting on Mondays is rarely easy for me.

Day 140 of 142 & Day 115 for 2022: Medium gray on 1 crossbowmen's cloak, and 2 different guys' breeches.
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Re: 60 Days of Hobby 2021 to 2022, into 100 Days of Hobby for 2022!
« Reply #137 on: April 27, 2022, 05:31:13 AM »
Day 141 of 143 & Day 116 for 2022:

Upgraded painting on 18 archers and a bit more to go.

Based 6 of those archers to use as Bidowers with Gamers Grass dense beige tufts (probably 6mm), and Geek Gaming Scenics arid grasslands.

On remaining 12 archers used Vallejo Scenery dense green 6mm tufts, and will add white flowers, perhaps a GGS mix too.

Started adding white flowers and tufts to a unit of 12 Norman spearmen, yet more to go.

It was  a very good hobby night! :icon_biggrin:
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Re: 60 Days of Hobby 2021 to 2022, into 100 Days of Hobby for 2022!
« Reply #138 on: April 28, 2022, 09:07:29 AM »
Day 142 of 144 & Day 117 for 2022: Finished putting flowers and tufts on a unit of 12 archers.
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"... my old suggestion is forget it, take two aspirins and go paint" steveb

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« Reply #139 on: April 29, 2022, 06:01:56 AM »
Day 143 of 145 & Day 118 for 2022: Outlined and cut out 9 ridges/hills for use with Lasalle 2nd Edition scenarios provided in rule book, and 7 other ridges/hills for other placements.

Will use the foam cutter next, probably this weekend.  Then need to prime in brown with another green or dark yellow layer on top.
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"... my old suggestion is forget it, take two aspirins and go paint" steveb

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« Reply #140 on: April 30, 2022, 07:27:37 PM »
Day 144 of 146 & Day 119 for 2022: Cut the shape of the 9 ridges/hills for use with Lasalle 2nd Edition scenarios provided in rule book, and 7 more ridges/hills for other placements.  Contemplating making some of them modular.  Plan to put the glue on next.

Day 145 of 147 & Day 120 for 2022: Finished updating basing with flowers and tufts, and a little bit of "steppe" grass for 8 Norman knights and 4 Norman crossbows on horse.
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« Reply #141 on: May 01, 2022, 02:46:58 AM »
Also ... painted pva glue on all of the 16 new hills and ridges.

Plus ... flocked the tops of 6 hills made and painted previously, to differentiate from their slopes.
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"... my old suggestion is forget it, take two aspirins and go paint" steveb

"The beauty of curiosity and creativity is so much more useful than the passion of fear." me

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« Reply #142 on: May 01, 2022, 11:01:06 AM »
Day 146 of 148 & Day 121 for 2022: Added some more tufts, no flowers this time, to two units of spearmen.  Their shields are painted with a Burgundian look to them, and I touched a few of them up.
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"... my old suggestion is forget it, take two aspirins and go paint" steveb

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« Reply #143 on: May 01, 2022, 08:07:37 PM »
More for ... Day 146 of 148 & Day 121 for 2022: After the glue coating dried over night, primed the 16 hills and ridges in a medium to light brown.  Then spray painted 9 of green and 7 of them in dark yellow, and left some of the brown color showing in places by spray dusting accordingly.

Also, primed a unit of Russian napoleonic Hussars, and a ton of Boxers with some U.S.A. troops from same era, and a bunch of Ancients era Greeks and Macedonians.

And watched some videos on how to make a chicken coop. :icon_mrgreen: :icon_lol:
"Not all who wander are lost ... " Tolkien

"... my old suggestion is forget it, take two aspirins and go paint" steveb

"The beauty of curiosity and creativity is so much more useful than the passion of fear." me

"Until death it is all life." Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

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« Reply #144 on: May 03, 2022, 02:00:15 AM »
Day 148 of 150 & Day 123 for 2022: Added some more grass tufts to another unit of spearmen.  Plus re-glued on 6 spears to that unit, and 2 more spears for another unit.
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"... my old suggestion is forget it, take two aspirins and go paint" steveb

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« Reply #145 on: May 04, 2022, 02:13:00 AM »
Struggled with work crud today, very tired, and it is always not easy to hobby with little energy for creativity.

Day 149 of 151 & Day 124 for 2022: Hunted through figure for a couple more crossbowmen to add to a unit, since my recent order isn't expected for 14 to 20 days, and not in time for a upcoming convention.  When I found some that look close to the figures I am using for Genovese dudes, I cleaned them up with removing mold lines and then dunking them in soap water.  Also found a figure to use for a 12th spearmen for a unit of spearmen, maybe their commander, and cleaned him up, too.
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"... my old suggestion is forget it, take two aspirins and go paint" steveb

"The beauty of curiosity and creativity is so much more useful than the passion of fear." me

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« Reply #146 on: May 05, 2022, 07:42:51 AM »
Day 150 of 152 & Day 125 for 2022: Painted shoes on 12 crossbowmen.
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« Reply #147 on: May 05, 2022, 10:12:05 AM »
Day 151 of 153 & Day 126 for 2022: Fixed some shield designs to make the lines a bit thinner.  Still needs a little more effort with the lines themselves, but will get to it.
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« Reply #148 on: May 07, 2022, 01:24:04 AM »
Very tired again.

Day 152 of 154 & Day 127 for 2022: Primed 2 early medieval knights, 2 crossbowmen, and a spearmen unit's leader with a hand axe.  Also puttered with fixing and redoing bits of flocking on a half dozen hills.
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"... my old suggestion is forget it, take two aspirins and go paint" steveb

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« Reply #149 on: May 07, 2022, 03:25:36 PM »
Plenty of sleep last night, cahcoo! :icon_biggrin:

This is going to be a significant hobby day.  Everything I get done today leaves more time for Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.

Oh, did I mention that it's vacation time? Well it is! :icon_cool: :::cheers:::

Day 153 of 155 & Day 128 for 2022: Glued lances into 2 knight's hands, crossbows into 2 crossbowman's hands, and an ax into a spearmen unit's leader's hand.

Got to run some errands next, but then it is on to painting figures!
"Not all who wander are lost ... " Tolkien

"... my old suggestion is forget it, take two aspirins and go paint" steveb

"The beauty of curiosity and creativity is so much more useful than the passion of fear." me

"Until death it is all life." Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra