I finished up another Toy Soldier yesterday. This time he is a 40mm semi-flat Napoleonic French Guard soldier. While I am overall happy with him, I would change some things if I could do him all over again.
Sorry, for my desk top looking so messy, but I am desperate need of more paint storage. I have more colors than I can store (or use) and I hate just putting them away into "deep" storage boxes, for they surely will never get used. I have been simultaneously painting some GHQ 1/2400 World War II Royal Navy ships, and the odd soldier or two has made for a good inbetween breather. Having previously completed two other figures, I foolishly failed to photograph them. Sadly, one has already been broken by the owners. :-( Oh well, they are meant as gifts, and so away from my paint desk (and its relative safety) they must go!
I have decided to experiment (no, not with anything illicit) on shifting away from my beloved 10mm scale and moving into 28mm. The other day I placed an order for a sampling order of 12, 28/30mm British light infantryman from Fife & Drum Miniatures after having been badgered (in a good way) one too many times to shift to a larger scale. Believe it or not, SWMBO has stated how she likes larger figures on a tabletop and does not mind the price increase incurred??? I know, it must be a trap! :-D Anyway, I am sure that as long as I don't create too large of an unpainted lead mountain, the price difference can't hurt that much.