Sunday, 6 September 2020
Flats , a way in...
One of the Virtual Wargames Club chaps ( Paul Robinson) is working on some SYW flats and has produced some beautiful work with them. He seems to bring out their beauty and animation. Readers of this blog will remember I purchased some prepainted ones during lockdown. I also purchased quite a few unpainted. Today I looked them out-
They are Late Scandinavian Bronze Age. I am entranced by them. For example the figure cutting corn is so simple but so incredibly well animated he seems to almost come to life.
I have not put brush to tin for a couple of reasons. Firstly they have incredibly fine flash on them and I have an aversion to little metal bits fearing they will get into eyes or under skin. There is so much I don’t know how to tackle it safely and sensibly. Secondly I am a mediocre painter and am quite happy to admit it. It hasn’t stopped me enjoying the hobby and my efforts on occasion. Yet with these figures I am filled with a sense of not diminishing them with my efforts and the need to do justice to the figures. Any thoughts?