Thursday, 28 December 2017

How about some cattle and a dog

One would think that after painting hundreds of wargaming figures I'd be able to quickly pick up a brush and get a number of figures completed for a Brake Van Special. Well it's not been that easy as at some point I seem to have lost my mojo for painting figures. So thought I'd try to break back into figure painting by having a go at cattle.

I always intended to have a small herd of cattle in the field on the left, just to add a little more interest at that end of the diorama. Trouble is, I didn't want the standard Black and White Friesian cattle that seem to be most prevalent across the UK. A little research has shown Guernseys are also present in Cornwall so the below have been painted to represent this breed of dairy cattle. They've not been installed on the layout yet as I'm waiting for a delivery of Testors Dullcote. My can of spray varnish seems to have expired since it as last used.

The cattle are from Langley Miniatures and, in my opinion, are nice castings. Hope they are a good portrayal of Guernseys.

At the Lincoln Show it was mentioned that Tom could do with a dog. Well 'why not' I thought, and in using a model from the Dart Castings range I'm hoping it now looks like Tom has a Border Collie by his side. I've mused over many names for Tom's best friend and finally decided on "Pip".

So we have Tom and Pip being distracted by Nancy Trevorrow, the Wharfinger. The question still to be resolved is whether Tom and Nancy are husband and wife?!

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