Sunday, June 10, 2012

First Unit Assembles for Funny Little Wars

After some false starts and lots of stripping and starting over I've finished the first section of my Maltese Naval Cavalry unit. The greatly feared Rotisuldat Squadron begins to gather together, awaiting only their wunder weapon which is due in the mail any day now.

It's all about the mustache
These dashing fellows started out as Armies in Plastic Rough Riders. They got a base coat of Krylon plastic paint which settles nicely and also is very hard to get off of your hands. Then I applied a few coats of Liquitex Basics acrylics and some Vallejo for where good color really mattered. I also tried some bargain basement brand acrylics in an effort to save money and that was a disaster. Once again you get what you pay for.

Having said that, Armies in Plastic sells boxes of soldiers online at an insane discount. You could claim that it's a waste of money Not to buy some, though probably not out loud in front of spouses or coworkers.


  1. They look like a fine body of men Sir!

  2. They will look good trodden under the hooves of my limey cav.

  3. I have just downloaded iStripper, so I can have the hottest virtual strippers on my taskbar.

  4. It is a nice color scheme; I enjoy seeing new uses of historical figures.