Friday, 20 September 2013

Some Grown Up Stuff

The original point of this blog was to highlight when being a grown up makes life easier as a wargamer. For example like when you have access to power tools to do stuff like make scenery.

Today I received some birthday presents. These were they:


Yes. Lots of plastic toy soldiers. I think there's 26 boxes there, some of which are double size.

Obviously before painting them you have to wash them thoroughly in detergent. I considered sticking them in the washing machine then tumble drying them, but in the end it was just as easy to process them through the sink in the utility room. Then I had to dry them.

Well, as a grown up I have access to a garden and the usual facilities contained therein.




I don't know what the neighbours think.


10 comments:

  1. Cool idea to dry them. Could you hang them individually there to put a spray on base coat of paint?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Probably the cross wind would interfere. And I'd get paint on the washing line.

      Actually I undercoat with a brush, usinf Dulux emulsion paint.

      True.

      Delete
  2. So i guess you have good luck with their minis? I've considered "soft plastic" 20mm recently but never had any luck getting paint to take.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Wash them with washing up liquid, rinse them thoroughly then let them dry.

      Replace spears/pikes with pins or wire.

      Undercoat (either spray or brush as described above).

      Paint normally.

      Varnish with Ronseal Quick Drying Wood Varnish (I use Antique Pine)

      Job don.

      Delete
  3. Hope the wind doesn't pick up too much!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They survived okay and are back in their boxes.

      Delete
  4. If they are peeking over your fence, you've got bigger problems.

    ReplyDelete
  5. As a single guy, I never saw the point of washing lines ... (tumble dry at least .. laundry service better) ...

    Now I get it. And what a fine sight.

    Phil

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. As I understand it washing lines are to enable you to "keep your clothes smelling fresh" and "save money".

      Otherwise I'm with you on this one.

      Delete