Why is this here..

A Lead Odyssey is about my hobby, collecting, painting and playing with toy soldiers. It will cover the various rulesets I use, the figures I am painting (very slowly), and some games. Thanks to Harry Pearson for the Achtung Schweinehund reference. The uniform jacket in the picture was adapted from a safari suit, the weapon is a wooden sub-machine gun made by me and my dad. Cool eh?

I play a range of scales, rules and periods.. scales are anything from 6mm, through 15mm to 28mm for little men, but I also use 1/1200 for Napoleonic Naval, and 1/3000 for Pre-Dreadnought period Naval.

My tastes are eclectic, but I have avoided most 'Fantasy' Games for a few years, as I couldn't get into the usual suspects for Fantasy Battles, and didn't have a decent group to play role-playing style games.

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Operation Battleaxe - Caunter in 6mm

A quick one, showing the results of caunter, tyres, rusty exhausts and a wash with Coat d'arms Dark Brown Super wash..  pretty happy. Now for the tracks, the infantry figures, and the rest.


  1. I was going to suggest brown.

    Perhaps try a lighter one on a set. I used Devlan mud on my 6mm and I think it washed out the colors too much.

    That said, your models nice. Makes me miss 6mm a bit. I've been pairing 15mm lately.

  2. Thanks Guys, I don't mind the shade it has come out, at the moment a bit dark, but one thing I will do is go back and drybrush, probably in a very light 'sand' colour so the sharp edges of the models get re-defined, otherwise they become indistinguishable blobs.

    The Coat d'arms shade is a bit lighter than the now unobtanium Devlan Mud.. (I have one last bottle reserved for special ocasions) - I also tried an experimental black, and I will try an experimental 'sepia' tone as well. At least with the blog I will remember the steps ;-)

  3. Spectacular mate ...

    Thinking I should paint some Russians tonight