After the last unsuccessful campaign to gain ground in the Hoflandt Count Pottensdorf has initiated the army reorganisation. The Herzog is taking an active interest in this and has been busy inspecting two units, the Garde De Corps and the Volschen Fusiliers
[ the Garde De Corps, uniform as close as I could get with the figures being converted dragoons.
the Volschen Fusiliers, I bought two ~20 figure battalions earlier this year. They were nicely painted and I decide to create one thirty figure unit out of them, carefully painting up some of one battalion to match the others plus adding some new drummers and officers from the new PA prussian moulds]
The outline sketch of the fountain and adjoining water ponds.
The initial layout; side ponds will have a clear plastic surface and a central section using an up-turned table top (from an old Barbie Doll accessory)
The central section initial build, water spouts from some plastic animal heads, the central pyramid is a small Italeri tank trap which will will hold a detachable fountain jet.
Central section with its initial paint job and the side ponds don ...
The central section completed
how I did the water effects:
- to do the side ponds the baseboard was painted an off shade of blue with a
stippled wash of mid-grey with some thin clear plastic on top (stuck
round the edges)
- for the central section
the circular area is a light wash of blue paint stippled with a
large brush and left to dry with a three generous coats of acrylic gloss
varnish on top.
the water from the spouts is made a bit of plastic plant stem painted blue and white plus with some gloss varnish
bits trickling into the ponds are a small piece of clear plastic with a
wash of blue paint and some white paint to indicate movement
water ripple effects - painted thin white in broken circles and then some gloss varnish on top
The central fountain jet has been made from a piece of thin wire with some thread and blobs of glue and will be painted white with a coat of gloss varnish - this will be in the next post.
A blog documenting the encounters between the armies of the imaginary nations of the Kingdom of Wittenberg and its neighbours (including the Kingdom of Monrovia and their allies). My inspiration being drawn from 'Charge or How to Play Wargames' by Young & Lawford and 'The Wargame' by Charles Grant.
I have a number of other period interests for wargaming (from ancients to WW2), these have their own blogs, see below.