|The madness begins to take shape.|
Next up was the sort of frumpy, unglamorous work that doesn't merit photographing but is essential to getting finished pieces on the table. First I did arc markings for pButcher, Strakhov, and Harkevich. Then I primed Black Ivan (black) and the Bombardiers (grey). I used the stick-covered-in-tape method for the Bombardiers but went back to the good ol' box top for Ivan as the idea of him tumbling off the stick and onto the concrete was both plausible and frightening enough to make me not want to chance it. While (lightly) pressing a Bombardier onto the stick one of the arms came loose. My displeasure with the kit grows daily, and I'm now considering pinning the Shock Troopers. This is ridiculous to contemplate for a plastic kit, but it's where I'm at. Perhaps I'll just putty up every joint (which is also ridiculous) and see how that goes. I also put a second coat of gloss varnish of the above trio of warcasters, but there was a step between the arcs and the varnish: snow.
|Horrible picture, but it shows what it needs to.|
As a parting shot (across the bow), assuming that we're go for gaming as usual on Thursday, EV will get to see an awful lot of new things across the table.