You'll have to excuse me being a little self-indulgent today, but it is over. From this:
|The horror, the horror|
|War of the Ring!|
in less than two weeks, including several days of prep. I owe a lot to this:
Today I painted the base edges in faction colours based on the board, and then I varnished with Micador Mat Spray:
|Should be labelled 'Satin'|
which is not 'mat', unfortunately (the other option was 'gloss'). I half expected this, but am not too fussed with a slight sheen on these boardgame pieces. They may be slightly less sheeny (is that a word?) than they were after the satin dip, but it's only gone from ~50% to 40% sheeniness. The Testors Dullcote I trialled a week or so ago (it feels longer...) dropped it down to 5%, but I wasn't going to waste a can or more of that good stuff on these boys. They feel plastic-y and durable now.
Then I flocked, and this really brought the figures to life. I used a green blend for the good guys, and wasn't going to flock the baddies, but I did a trial orc (they put up with a lot for me) with some yellow-brown stuff and it looked just right.
And here they are!
|Mouth of Sauron, Witch King (with extra flocking...), Saruman|
|The Fellowship of the Ring, and friend|
This blog has been a real aid in getting this done. I'll put my thoughts on my first dip experience up in a later post.
Thank you to all those who have offered advice and encouragement, and I hope I can encourage one or two people who have been thinking about maybe getting this project done as well to do so.
Now, who wants a game?
|Board set up to go!|