“Jack and Stephen were neither of them human until the first pot of coffee was down, hot and strong.”
One issue has always been that there hasn't been a good 28mm version of either Lucky Jack or Stephen - until now.
This is the Limited Edition miniature that Warlord Games shipped with their 2nd edition Black Powder rules. I have no need of the rules but wanted the miniature very badly indeed. Luckily, a scholar and gentleman of the Napoleonic Wargamer Facebook group was willing to part with his.
It is a gorgeous sculpt and an incredibly crisp casting.
A quick zenithal prime...
And then basecoating.
I decided quite early on to go for a holystoned deck for the base as it would make the darkness of the coat stand out more. Incidentally, I have started using airbrush tinner instead of water to thin my paints, even when using a brush. It's genuinely revolutionised my painting - as you'll see with some of the detail work on Lucky Jack.
Daylight test and I'm happy with the custom mixed Navy Blue. Time to do the gold trim.