Monday, June 27, 2011

Phalanx backlog


Spent the last couple evenings finishing up some phalangites that have been sitting half-done on my shelf for months. Not a rush job, but I didn't spend as much time as the front unit, as this base will be stuck behind the visible guys for pretty much every game. I wanted to get these guys done before moving on to the Nappies, or the guilt would become far to burdensome.

This is two bases together:


And the new base:




Had a little fuss with the GW Purity Seal topcoat - definite "misting" on the finish. I hit them with a light topping of 'ardcoat, and that seems to have taken the worst of it off, but I'm stumped as to what did it. The can's been sitting around for a while, but I shook it well and it wasn't particularly humid. Go figure. Heh. "Figure."

On another note, I took a trip today, cub in tow, to a couple stores along the Danforth recommended by some of the THMG guys. Wheels and Wings is a block west of Woodbine on the Danforth, and John's Hobbies is a block east. The former has a fantastic selection of pretty much every plastic kit you can think of, and can get whatever they don't. Prices are better than ebay, from what I can gather, and service was excellent.

The star of the day, however, was John's Hobbies. They have a Thomas the Tank Engine table set up at the front of the shop, and the cub spent a good couple hours playing there while I puttered. Their stock has the little bit of everything approach (they do plstic kits, model trains, RC, etc.), but I managed an impulse buy (Revell French Hussars and Italeri French Staff), and the cub left with a new coach for his Thomas collection. Staff were increadible, and I had a couple of interesting conversations with different staff members. Kudos to the place, kid friendly, and knowledgeable.

I should be playing an Impetus game with JJ on Wednesday, so assuming all is well, I should have a batrep up by Thursday.



  1. Very nice work; now you have me wondering the maker of these figures. Dean

  2. Nice to see you back in action FMB!

  3. Just had a mate have similar problem with GW spray varnish and ended up with partial repaint. I've always used Vallejo and never had a problem.

    Very nice figures as well. by the way! :)


  4. Very nice. I moved to paint on W&N paint on Matt varnish because of random and uncontrollable issues with various spray varnishes (of all kinds of makes over time). Other than risking too heavy a coat it means no more frustration on that scale. It takes a little more time but it's worth the reliability.

  5. Thanks for the kind words and tips - I'll look into the brush-on varnish.

  6. Very nice looking unit! Turned into a Impetus fan myself as of late.