There’s less than a week to go. Cancon 2013 starts in Canberra next Saturday and I am still painting my armies for the DBA competition. The Koguryo Koreans are finished except for a camp and some varnishing.
This weekend just gone I had planned to get as much of the Hungarians finished as possible. In between painting I needed to fit in a meeting at the pub with some old colleagues – rendering Saturday night useless for painting (and Sunday morning as it turned out as well – there must have been a dirty glass last night).
I therefore wanted to get all the mounted finished.
The photo to the right is the finished mounted troops. The photo to the left, a side view of the same troops.
I don’t consider myself a great painter, just an adequate one. I will note ahead of time that these figures are a bit more slapdash even than my usual efforts.
I want to add some pennons and flags as well as shield heraldry but as I am in a hurry at the moment, I am happy to just have the figures painted well enough to put on the competition table.
I still have the grass flocking to do on the bases yet.
I discovered when having a read of the rules the other night that if I am fielding two war wagons (they are the wagons at the back of the mounted troops) I do not need to provide a camp so that is one less element to worry about.
The second picture on the right is the view from the rear – this is a shot of the back of the elements.
The last picture is the other side- the reverse of the picture on the left.
What is left to do?
I have two bases of close order infantry, a base of crossbowmen, 2 bases of close order guns and four bases of light infantry. That is a total of 26 infantry figures left to paint.
There is also a base of warband but they will only be painted if I have time.
All the painting and varnishing needs to be completed by Wednesday night so that I can pack them Thursday morning to take to Australia.
Currently the travel plans are to fly from Singapore to Sydney late Thursday night. Meet the lady at Central Railway station and take the 6.11pm train to Canberra. That gets in around 10:30pm so it will be straight into a taxi and around to Doug and Gillian’s to lay claim to the Thompson wing for a few days.
Saturday is the start of Cancon. My competition is on Sunday and Monday so on the Saturday I’ll have a chance to have a good look around, catch up with some old friends and such. I may even persuade Håkon to come out for the day.
Sunday and Monday will be spent in competition – I think that will be about 12 games of De Bellis Antiquitatis (DBA). The odd thing is that as I am resident in Singapore I am now playing as Team Singapore 🙂
Monday night will be early to bed at Doug and Gillian’s because we are then on the 6:43am train to Sydney. That should get into Sydney Central Station at 11:02am. The Lady is then on the 4:12pm back to Macksville. Meanwhile I will be heading out to the airport to catch the 2:05pm flight back to Singapore.
Right then, that’s everything organised. Now back to the painting tomorrow night.