Friday, February 23, 2007

When I was just a lad...

I thought I might post these, just for a view of what once was. These are figures I painted in my late teens, using model aircraft enamels, and toothpicks as paintbrushes. Osprey Men-At-Arms books were used as a guide, though not perhaps followed to the letter in each of them. They're battered and worn from time, with paint falling, and these are the best painted of the lot.

But they're an interesting trip down memory lane, and perhaps an encouragement that I *can* actually do this. Even if they're not up to the standards of a lot of the ones I see online, I remind myself that they were my first try, and the product of a somewhat impatient teen. Hopefully, my new ones will be quite a bit better with time and practice, if I can keep patience and perseverance.

1 comment:

Steve-the-Wargamer said...

Thanks for your comments on my blog - just had to wander over and have a look when I heard that you too originally started your AWI activities with Airfix troops - me too - a long time ago!! Is that your sole remaining representative of the Regiment Saintonge over there on the left? :o))