It might just be me, but sometimes there are models or figures that I just can't seem to complete. I bought these 1/32 Mamelukes to use as light cavalry for my fictional Funny Little Wars country, Forbodia. The first shock on getting home and opening the box was the sheer size of them - these are very big lads!
I then prepared a few of the figures (the box contains 8 men and 8 horses) for painting by de-greasing (giving them a good wash!) and painting on a generous coat of PVA.
Very nice artwork. Before I opened it I wondered why the box was so big! I need hardly say that my guys ended up looking nothing like this.
Annoyingly the PVA gathered in clumps, indicating that the plastic was still too greasy, and the Mamelukes were sidelined in favour of painting more co-operative figures. A couple of weeks ago I had another go - washing all the figures thoroughly twice.
|The box contents after washing.|
|Close-up of a couple of the Mamelukes. They are lovely figures.|