Saturday, May 18, 2013

A New Tool

I bought a new tool today, a sculpting tool made by 'the company who should not be named'. It was bought with the aim of using it to improve my greenstuffing skills, which are, right now, almost non-existent.  However, with said new tool, some green stuff, a sharp craft knife and some olive oil, I sat down and converted a group of 6 Dystopian Legions Riflemen into the beginnings of the 91st Highlanders.

To do so, first I had to trim off the little circle of braiding above the cuff, then I had to GS in some of those fancy pockets the Highland regiments had. All in all, I think it worked out rather well, although, they will look better at a distance on the table with a lick of paint than they do right now, but I'm pleased with the outcome. In two close-ups below, you can see the trimming (in the red circles) and the pockets. The whole section is shown under that. The musician has been ordered, and I hope it arrives in time to be painted with the others so I can get all the tartan out of the way in one go!

 In other news, Tamsin over at Wargaming Girl is running a few give-aways over on her blog, to celebrate reaching 100K hits. I have my eye on the third one, but feel free to go over and put your name in the hat. I won't hold it against you!


  1. Thank you so much for your kindness and I do believe in give away Karma :)

  2. The thing about the 'the company who should not be named' is that they are so damned convenient! As for green stuff skills I'll take any advice I can - olive oil though?

    1. Yes, they are. I dunno what the experts use, but I needed something to stop the GS sticking to my tools, so I put a little olive oil on them (and wiped of the excess). It seemed to do the job, but I'll have to be sure to give them a good wash once the GS has set, so as not to stop the paint sticking.

    2. An ingenius idea, thank you for the tip Derek.