No my friends, although it is arguable that I might suffer from lead addiction, and there is an addiction treatment facility not that far away in Canaan, CT, this post is about the beginning of the process of rehabbing the generic Cananite figures that Ken Baggaley gave me well over a year ago.
Some 27 figures in long robes but wearing no armor, and wielding 2 handed axes are the first to under go some TLC and basing upgrades.
I washed the robes with diluted shades of light green, light yellow, light blue-grey, dark red, dark brow, or dark greyas seemed appropriate to the original colors of the robes. This gave some nice depth to the subdued colors.
A coat of "Magic Wash", and a little shading of the flesh tones with some semi-opaque reddish brown helped to bring out the detail of the figures further.
I terrained the bases in a similar fashion to my Egyptians, with tufts of various colors, then white glue covered with a mix of medium brown sand and fine model railroad talus.
The base paint of the bases is more of an olive drab color than the sand colored tan that I used for the Egyptians, giving them a slightly different look.
The standard/Icon bearer's staff was missing on the casting used for the second unit, and broke off during rehab on this one. I used the pin vise drill to drill out a hole in the icon, made a new pole out of heavy floral wire, glued them together with "Goop", and after that set fully, literally lashed them together with black sewing thread and more Goop, which you can apprecaite here.
Rear view; I made the lavender "ribbons" on the staff out of tape type dental floss, tied on using "instrument ties", and then painted with acrylic paint. At this point, I think the standard looks better than the original did!
Here's "pre-rehab" view of some of the same figures for comparison.
The second group has 12 castings in it, prettied up in the same general fashion as the first.
The whole upper half of the standard was absent for this unit.
I cut of the remainder of the old pole, made a new one out of heavy floral wire again, and fashioned the tip using 2 small wood discs, more Goop, and some old Squadron green putty.
It's a bit big (probably hollow to save metal) and crude, but perhaps not too far off what the workmanship might be out side of the Capitol, eh?
Once again, black thread was used to give more texture and support to the upper part of this new standard's staff.
Dental floss "ribbons", painted light red this time, completes the replacement standard.
My wife is out of town tonight, so I might start rehab on some more of Ken's units tonight, with the Super Bowl for background entertainment!