Thursday 19 February 2015

If The Sabot Fits...

Had a day off today, so after conducting some necessary procurement of household supplies, it was back home to get some more work done on the first of the new sabot bases from Warbases.

When last I posted, I'd gotten as far as texturing and dressing up the base with sand and a few bits of marble chip. Well, after a bit more sand and a lick of paint, here's how things progressed;

OK, I was going for the 'ripples in the sand' look, but seem to have ended up with more of a 'furrows in a freshly-ploughed field' effect. Never mind, a bit more paint, and some strands of kelp fashioned from green stuff, and that'll conceal a multitude of sins;

A few more highlights where needed, and we can road test the new base with its designated occupants, well-known smash-and-grab merchants, The Sons of Death (aka "The Old Firm").

I think we might just have gotten away with it...

I am extremely pleased with the result, and am already thinking about more themed unit bases for my Scots (heather and tussock grass) and Pagan Rus (snow and ice - another area where I have absolutely nil experience!).

I would have to say that these bases are the way to go when playing skirmish games, and Warbases will definitely be seeing some return custom once I get finished with this lot...

All Warbase are belong to... oh, forget it. That line's getting old.
In the immortal words of Captain Oates, "I may be some time."

Meanwhile, the Analogue Painting Challenge continues to take its toll, with painters falling by the wayside, exhausted by their labours, while those who remain descend further into madness. Only the other day, Canister and Grape's own Millsy posted a target of 3500 points, proof positive that he is being driven to the brink of insanity and megalomania.

How will he fare? Only time will tell!

Stay tuned...



  1. Superb! They seem to be just the job, as for our intrepid Millsy, who knows what will become of him! I wonder how many brushes he has got through?

    1. Thanks Michael! I am very happy with the product so far, and look forward to creating more unit bases for SAGA, all with appropriate theming, so we'll see how that goes.

      As for Millsy, well, I've made two posts in a row (normally Millsy posts five to my one), so I can only assume that he's wearing his 00 sable to a nub even as we speak!

    2. Unfortunately Real Life is interfering with painting time at the moment and it looks to be that way for some time. :-(

  2. Very interesting...and beautiful!

  3. Wayside? Wayside?! No waysides here - I'm just slow!

    1. In the words of Pooh-Bah, "Merely corroborative detail, intended to give artistic verisimilitude to an otherwise bald and unconvincing narrative."

      Hell, Phil, I'm not even IN the Challenge, I'm just watching from the sidelines!

  4. The base looks really nice love the greenstuff kelp. I hear Millsy was the first to go mad.

  5. Always nice to get a stock up from war bases... Just about to do a restock myself!

    3500 .. It's some amount of kit to paint.. I aim to make it there myself...

    1. I'm very pleased with Warbases' work so far - good product, and well-finished.


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