2nd Battalion of the Regiment Gondrin.
These have been painted for some time. This week I went through a spurt of completing bases on stuff and these were some of the bases that I completed.
But I get painter’s block sometimes. I think I know why I have it for this unit. It’s the gray coats with the gray cuffs. That is really tedious to paint. It’s three coats of paint but each of the coats need to be handled rather carefully. First, so that the paint doesn’t get globbed up on the figure. Getting the consistency right is key and for grays and whites a lot of care is needed. Second, to get a good look for the overall color. It’s too easy to have either too much base coat or too much white. Finally, painting around the buttons. I do this all the time and on dark coats it’s really easy but for white coats you need to run up close but not paint over the button or its outline.
I’m well on my way with the first battalion and now seeing the second complete, I may have renewed motivation. I love white with red and the red coat on the officer and red hose for everyone really sets this unit off.
Do you ever get painter’s block for a unit? What causes it? What helps you get through?
As usual, figures by Front Rank, flags by GMB.