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.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Operation Battleaxe - OOB, BKCII - Part 2

Started adding the second colour - and now debating at what stage I should or shouldn't add a wash..  and what shade.


  1. Fun watching your force come together.

  2. I'd think about a sepia wash - for that sandy desert look, otherwise whatever the equivalent these days is of the old CW Devlan Mud.

    The sepia may be a shade or two light to work as a wash on the darker colours ... but then again, maybe it will lighten the corners which is not such a bad thing.

  3. Thomo, see my next post.. ;-) and the other thing I am now looking at is whether to use a fine liner pen to start marking the colour boundaries to sharpen up the contrast? I may try it on the Rolls-Royce and see if I like the effect.