In which I blog about my miniature wargaming and whatever else takes my interest!

In which I blog about my miniature wargaming and whatever else takes my interest!

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Sunday Night Painting Bench

Bit of a slow week. Some painting with Mikey last night and some solo hanging out with Biggles tonight.

Working on two 12 figure units of auxilia for my friend's Late Roman army and today's mild weather meant I could get some more vehicles for my Canadian combat team spray primed.

The shield transfers are from Little Big Men Studios and are different than the usual waterslide decals I'm more used too.

They are very nice but the plastic film can be hard to peel off and you don't get any chance to move them once on the shield. They are also translucent, so after three I decided I needed to go over the shields with another coat of white to give an even coat underneath. So I'm writing this while waiting for paint to dry at 2330 hrs.

Also the transfers don't fit exactly, so you have to tidy up the edges with paint. Fortunately the Cermacoat "Empire Gold" is a perfect match for the yellow.

The vehicles are a pair of Coyote Recce vehicles and a fifth LAV III to act as either a FOO, Tac HQ (in case Call Sign 0 shows up) or ride for engineering assets.

Afternoons again this week, so hopefully I can get the rest of the shields done by Friday.


  1. The Romans look very good up close. I found the Delta Ceramcoat paints useful for various jobs, but they are hard to locate in stores anymore. Do you have a source?

    1. Your local craft store or Michael's outlet.
      I find the acrylic craft paints all pretty interchangeable.
      I use craft paints for most work but I inherited Scott C's GW paints and buy Vallejo and Tamiya when I want a specific colour.