These photos of painted metal-cast toy knights have a story.
12 December 2010:
Recently*, I painted some solid-cast lead toy soldiers and knights for a friend to sell in a craft show.
I really miss working with enamels. And how cool is it to help make toys, especially in a December?
That would be Brianne. This moment in 2010 was a rare moment where I was able to paint a little.
In 1990, I was awarded ribbons for metal miniature painting in Silla Con 3, but I never kept up on the hobby after that. I think about that night on a wintry, snowy December a lot, because in spite of a migraine, I had a blast painting these small, but heavy in metal, figures.
It is … time consuming. The practice has long left me, but there's never been a better time to relearn painting small characters and monsters for table-top.
* Probably the night of Friday, the 10th of December.