What's on your workbench?

For your Wargames Wittering
Shahbahraz
Jezebel
Posts: 2313
Joined: Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:09 pm

Re: What's on your workbench?

Post by Shahbahraz » Mon Nov 30, 2020 1:47 pm

I think the idea of not graining the wood on the musket is spot on, it wouldn't be visible, but I've grown fond of the way it looks, so it's more a stylistic choice. I'm working on some samples for tartan too, that are more believable than some of the highly coloured examples you sometimes see. There's a variant of the hideously bright yellow and black that I have seen a few times and just doesn't look right.
Wargames dreams never die, they just get left in a box.

----https://aleadodyssey.blogspot.com/----

User avatar
BaronVonWreckedoften
Grizzly Madam
Posts: 5526
Joined: Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:32 pm
Location: The wilds of Surrey

Re: What's on your workbench?

Post by BaronVonWreckedoften » Mon Nov 30, 2020 2:28 pm

Wood grain - fair enough, your figs/your rules.

Tartans - I know what you mean, I think gamers use too bright colours, and black would have been rare as it was a difficult colour to produce in the 17th/18th Centuries. I also think there were clan tartans back then (just not called such) - most people know that modern clan tartans are (with a few military exceptions) Victorian in origin, but each clan had its own weaving mill, or was friendly with a bigger clan that did, and these would have produced 2-3 standard setts that would probably have distinguished that clan. They might possibly even have had variations for different septs - I'd be interested to know what you, Paul or Donald think about that.

Shahbahraz
Jezebel
Posts: 2313
Joined: Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:09 pm

Re: What's on your workbench?

Post by Shahbahraz » Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:05 pm

There would be standard setts used by local weavers, and presumably local dyes in common use. I'm not sure what trade in dyes there would have been for example between west coast and east for example. Most would have been fairly local - and any trade dyes reserved for the laird and his tacksmen. I wouldn't expect ordinary warriors to have access to bright blues and reds for example.
Wargames dreams never die, they just get left in a box.

----https://aleadodyssey.blogspot.com/----

User avatar
BaronVonWreckedoften
Grizzly Madam
Posts: 5526
Joined: Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:32 pm
Location: The wilds of Surrey

Re: What's on your workbench?

Post by BaronVonWreckedoften » Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:32 pm

No, indeed - they would all have been dull, muted colours (no matter how "fast" they remained when they were "worn in").

User avatar
Count Belisarius
Jezebel
Posts: 2416
Joined: Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:13 pm
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Contact:

Re: What's on your workbench?

Post by Count Belisarius » Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:47 pm

My workbench? Full of dwarves! All set for tomorrow!*





* apart from the ones I snuck in a couple of weeks ago...

Shahbahraz
Jezebel
Posts: 2313
Joined: Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:09 pm

Re: What's on your workbench?

Post by Shahbahraz » Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:20 pm

And before I hit the dwarves, and as it is St Andrew's Day, the highlander has been joined by a compatriot from one of the lowland regiments. Both have had additional flesh highlights and inks applied. Bit of a disaster on the lowlander though, as the Vallejo military green came out a completely different colour when I started to work on highlights.
oh well.
Image
Wargames dreams never die, they just get left in a box.

----https://aleadodyssey.blogspot.com/----

User avatar
Buff Orpington
Jezebel
Posts: 3311
Joined: Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:26 pm

Re: What's on your workbench?

Post by Buff Orpington » Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:30 am

Dwarves, Mr Frodo! 'Kin hundreds of the buggers.
I know when to go out
I know when to stay in
Get things done

User avatar
goat major
Grizzly Madam
Posts: 4656
Joined: Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:32 pm
Location: North Yorkshire
Contact:

Re: What's on your workbench?

Post by goat major » Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:48 am

Dwarves ! 7 of ‘em
Goaty bloggy thing http://goatmajor.org.uk
Goaty twitty thing http://www.twitter.com/GoatMajor

User avatar
levied troop
Jezebel
Posts: 3458
Joined: Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:05 pm
Location: I’m in the phone box, the one across the hall

Re: What's on your workbench?

Post by levied troop » Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:49 am

I’m not short of short stuff.
I get lockdown, but I get up again.

Etranger
Gaynor
Posts: 1909
Joined: Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:10 am
Location: The Athens of the South

Re: What's on your workbench?

Post by Etranger » Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:50 am

Oooh, half a second, I'll get the little lads out...

Post Reply