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.

Monday, 17 August 2015

Take Three

So I had a paint disaster. After undercoating half the mounted in black. I changed my mind and went white. Spray cans, same brand, same type. And it just bubbled horribly. So three days of paint stripping  (yuck). I'm now back to where I started. Of course all lances etc. had to be replaced, so maybe 5 hours all up. Boo!


  1. So the question is, were these the ones you first had to strip? Perhaps the residual stripper reacted a little with the black and then it only showed when you hit with white undercoat?

  2. No, these were a second lot. The first ones were stripped because I had already done 50% of the painting (badly) or 100% (extremely badly). These ones were 'new' and I undercoated black (cheap enamel matt black car primer) some days ago. When I then sprayed white over the top (without stripping)a - same brand of enamel, in warm conditions, it just bubbled everywhere. Never seen anything like it. But they are now stripped, and white undercoated. I have now drawn up the flags/banners, and it's time to start painting.