Although I have been away, and still am, at my parents I have been doing what I can to keep my hand in, especially drawing but also, modelling with some very simple tools and materials.
Via the wonder that is Facebook, I become more and more aware of a thriving 2/3mm wargaming scene. I've always been interested in 10 and 15 mm gaming, but never in the micro stuff. Well because of my current situation I thought to myself, what can I use to make some very simple 2mm units so I can play Kings of War on my own and thereby restore my sanity.
What's great about 2mm gaming is the size of the table, it can bee so darned small, an A3 sheet becomes a massive wargaming area. just what I need at the moment.
Armed with a scalpel, some cat food box card, paper from my sketch book, PVA glue and some really old remnants of Polyfilla rescued from my dad's garage I set about creating first an Orc army and then later a High elf army.
Then I had to get on with painting the ton of little card blocks I had made. Obviously I had not drawn individual orcs so the painting had to be a bit impressionistic, just to give the rough feel, so loads of green, blue for the trolls and red for the standards, very simply done just so they look something close to orc..like. I used tubes of acrylics bought very cheaply and made washes with them, then just plastered the drawings all over