Hello folks, thought I’d put a quick post up with the results from some holiday al fresco painting! I’ve found it a bit tricky not having a steady light source, so this isn’t my best work technically speaking, but jolly good fun nonetheless… I’ve had some funny looks from fellow campers though, the site is quite open! One lady looked quite alarmed when she asked what I was doing, and I replied that my therapist suggested painting toy soldiers as a way to keep myself calm 😂

Anyhow, I digress. First up we have the famous ‘space sensei’ – probably the cream of the crop with the old RT pirate sculpts. I’ve gone with a fairly muted pallet here and a bit of freehand work on the kanji script for that authentic sensei vibe. The kanji is actually the characters for a promoted lance in the game Shogi. I don’t have a name for him yet but here he is (oh, and I forgot white paint, so I couldn’t do the eyes – hence the sleepy look!):


Next up, we have a pair of pirates that I felt were begging to be painted as aliens… In my mind, they are a weapons team from a culture that celebrates and encourages a symbiotic pairing between individuals to achieve a goal. In this case we have one chap augmented to be a dedicated weapons platform, and another specially adapted to act as spotter and close protection… I’ll have to see if I can figure out how to make that work from a rules perspective.

I’m kind of fixated on ‘Cheech & Chong’ for their names, but stuck for a name for the alien race that they come from… Any suggestions?


Anyhow, hope you enjoyed looking as much as I enjoyed painting them – hopefully there will be plenty more to follow! TTFN! 😎