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I'm a bit of a born-again wargamer! I played many of the Games Workshop games when I was in my teens and early twenties, but left the hobby behind when I went to University. Over the last few years I have gradually got back into it and am literally having a ball! I'll play pretty much anything now, ranging from ancient historical to the far future! I think that I get more out of the painting side of things than actually playing, but that might just be because I get more opportunity. Hence the title...this blog is all about the colour of war!!

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Why everyone should have some modelling putty lying about

Typical! After just singing the praises of Magister Militum I broke open the next pack of gladius wielding world conquerors to find that some of the Republic's equipement suppliers are letting their standards slip:

If there's one thing I hate more than flash and mould lines is a miscast figure like this! And it's not like it's somthing you can easily ignore...half the shield is missing! So I decided to break out the greenstuff and try to remedy the situation! I could have used Miliput, but I thought this would be a good opportunity to get a bit of practice with the GS:

It's not the smoothest of finishes, but it should be good enough! I'll maybe keep track of this guy as I paint him and see just how well he integrates!


  1. Good job with the putty. I've recently bought some horses with seriously misshapen legs, so much so that I bought some extra horses without riders to make sure I could still put the unit together. I'm not too fussed because up until now I have had excellent results and service from that particular manufacturer, but it was rather irksome. I don't have the modelling skill to try anything like this, though!


  2. Yeah it was only a blip, but I didn't want to have to shell out for another pack and wait for delivery as I had exactly the right amount for 4 bases. I did have enough Essex for another base but I prefer to have the units homogenous, so putty to the rescue! It is really invaluable stuff! :)


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