a few weeks back Howard brought some figures he was looking to sell. quite a few were from the Foundry and Copplestone Darkest Africa range which is a period that always some what interested me. Being weak willed and the fact that some of the figures were painted and all were a reasonable price I picked some up. Here's part of the collection.
Since most of the figures were already prime and based I started painting right away. Most of the unpainted figures were porters or villagers wearing loin cloths. It's a pretty quick paint job when all you need is four colors. When Matt suggested Darkest Africa as a period of choice for Thursdays game I enthusiastically said yes. It was just the little bit extra motivation I needed to finish the figures.
The finished figures layed out on Matt's great table along with some of his Askaris and Howard's Pygmies.
This is probably the first time I have bought, painted and played with figures in the same month, actually within a week of getting them. Buying already primed figures was certainly an advantage for this as well as the type of figures.
I applied some paint to a few of the figures that had come painted basically giving them a wash and dry brush which enhanced the paint job already on them.
I was worried when I first bought the figures that it would affect my bought to painted count for The Pledge . My progress for this year has been pretty good( the PledgeSeptember )so another 50 figures wasn't going to break me but as the end of the year always brings new figures I didn't want to fall behind. Luckily I've been able to keep the number even so far this month.