Oct 312013
 

Happy halloween! For this joyous occasion I’ve prepared a healthy serving of five painted ghouls for your perusal. They were supposed to be used in a Stillburg scenario I had planned to play a few weeks ago – but we ended up getting rather inebriated instead of actually playing any games. Those things happen, I suppose.

I was in a bit of a rush to finish them, which actually doesn’t show except on the Talisman ghoul in the back (more on that later). I wanted them to look pale and tomb-dwelling, which I think I achieved. They were painted with Vallejo Pale Flesh over a white undercoat, then washed with purple and blue washes, highlighted up with layers of Pale Flesh and Skull White and then washed again. Did the eyes reddish, to add some contrast to the models.

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Jun 262013
 

Finally finished the first 11 chaps for my Blood Bowl Chaos team, with the addition of another four beastmen. Once again, I did the skin and fur in unique shades and I’m hoping to have all 11 beastmen in slightly different tones when the whole team is done. While the models are rather dull, they paint up easily. This brings my painted total for 2013 up to an astounding… 11! Yes. I’m definitely behind on my plan to paint one model a week. Need to do more painting and posting to bring the total up!

Beastmen. Yup… Still struggling with the focus, sorry about the fuzzy photo.

 

Here’s the whole gang, as they are now. I realized after taking the photos that I had forgotten to paint the numbers on the shoulder pads of the four new additions. Still haven’t figured out how to get proper depth of focus on my camera while also getting the light sensitivity and exposure I’d like. Hence the slightly out of focus Chaos Warriors. I’m sure you’ll manage though.

“Young man, there’s no need to feel down!”

 

I have also been working (a little) on the Harboth’s Black Mountain Boys that I’m doing for the end of July painting challenge over at the Oldhammer forums. Base coat of flesh done on them all. Quite some way to go yet, but the troopers should be rather quick affairs. Nice models though. Too bad my champion is so poorly cast that it can not possibly be a legit cast. I did pay £10-£15 for him so it smarts a bit. Didn’t look too closely upon reception and now a few years later it’s not really time to open a case with eBay. Oh well, I’ll paint him up!

Cell phone photo, pardon the craptitude of it!

Apr 302013
 

Things have not been going my way hobby wise this year so far. For instance I have not posted a single newly painted miniature all year. In addition, it was over a month since my last post here. To remedy this, here’s almost half a Blood Bowl team. I’ll give more details on them once I’ve got the full team done.

 

They are bog standard 3rd edition Chaos models (sculpted by Gary Morley around 1992) apart from an added chaos warrior (Wormhowl Greyscar, sculpted by Mark Copplestone in 1988 or so) from the days of 2nd edition.

 

The inspiration for the team colours came from Harry’s take on them as can be seen here. I wanted something that would be quick to slap on and still look good. I decided to go with gold “bone” details, so the horns of both chaos warriors and beastmen are golden – as are the hooves of the beast men.

 

On the beastmen I tried out three different takes on skin. From left to right, they are VGC Pale Flesh washed with Gryphonne Sepia, GW Dwarf Flesh washed with Ogryn Flesh and finally GW Tallarn Flesh washed with Ogryn Flesh. I’ll try a few more variants to get a varied squad.

The biggest revelation I got when doing these up is that Gary Morley has a nice sense of humour or made a bit of a freudian slip when sculpting the beastmen.

Knobs… hurr hurr hurr

 

These bring my painted total for 2013 up to… 7. I won’t say how much I’ve bought this year – but considering Mega Miniatures are closing let’s just say I’m filling my cabinets with delicious old Metal Magic models before they’re spread in the wind. For some Conany reason I also did a little stocking up on barbarians from Forlorn Hope. Great value and service as always!

Mar 252012
 

Round 3 of the LPL is over and I managed to score a win this time. I was up against Matakishi so I didn’t feel too confident to begin with, but the last few days I’ve been quietly celebrating. Paul had a great entry with a gang of aliens inspecting a herd of cows. My entry consists of some of the last few miniatures needed for the next scenario in the Stillburg campaign!

At the front is an old Necromancer from the Talisman range (sculpted by Aly Morrison). He’s supported by four zombie buddies that are a bit more modern than the models I usually paint. They are Gary Morley sculpts from 1993, and prior to painting them they were my least favourite models in the lead pile. I’m actually using these merely because I couldn’t get my hands on any more C18 zombies. Still, with some paint on they’re quite ok and if nothing else they were dead easy to paint! The three guys with the shields will act as zombie lieutenants (and the two I did prior to these are demoted to regular zombies).

Since I didn’t get any new lead this week either, I’m including this week’s tally here. I’m done with the first team for round 5, and also managed to finish a team of five models for round 4 thus saving me from using a replacement team! That’s 7 miniatures finished in a week (of which 5 were merely primed at the start of the week). Total tally for 2012 is now 34 painted – 109 acquired = -75. The numbers will soon crash again, as I have a few incoming models for round 10 and ofcourse managed to get a few extra “nice to have” minis.