Above is a pic of Lt. Colonel James Galbraith, Regimental Colour in hand, alongside Bobbie the regimental dog and some of the other "Last Eleven" survivors of the 66th (Berkshire) Regiment, making their last stand in one of the walled gardens just South of Khig village, a few miles West of the Afghan town of Maiwand.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Logar River gets agitated...

This weekend I managed to add a SECOND and THIRD RESIN POURS to the two 2'x2' Logar River terrain boards, both of which were tinted with color, and the ladst of which I "agitated" in hopes of getting some "River Current" action when the resin finally set.  I'd say I was partially successful on that front, getting a touch of "current", though not as much as I'd have liked.  I still have one more shot at it though, and I'm pretty happy with how the color tint turned out, so it definitlely could have been worse!

I was hoping to do a similar THIRD POUR on the 6'x2' Kabul River board, which so far only got its second round of resin, later tonight.  I have another busy work week starting tomorrow and don't want to fall behind with two of my river sections a step ahead of the third one -- but after thinking more about it I realized I'd have to stay up until 4:00 or 5:00am, in order to "agitate" the curing resin, which would impact work tomorrow, so unfortunately it will have to wait until tomorrow night at the earliest.  I also did a second resin pour on the Khairabad Swamp board, which I left untinted.  I do plan to tint the third and -- if it needs it -- fourth pours for the swamp, though I may leave its surface perfectly flat and unagitated to resemble "still" water... or possibly try to give it just a hint of movement in the more open areas.

In the weeks ahead I plan to get around to doing a thorough "How To" Resin River post with tons of step-by-step WIP pics, but for now I'll just post a handful of shots showing how it turned out...

And finally, the pic I've been using as a guide for coloring my Afghan river water...


  1. Excellent work MG.

    The colours in the water are just fine IMHO :>)


  2. I think it looks absolutely wonderful.

  3. Cracking! Excellent colour match

  4. Nice work! It looks the right color and everything.

  5. Thank you, gentlemen, one and all!

    Continuing to make progress on the Kabul River board and hope to do same on the Khairabad Swamp board very soon...