Sunday, 29 November 2009

Progress

I got far more done than I originally anticipated this weekend :)
after a day of christmas shopping yesterday, I buckled down and managed to crank out a Hydra, and having nothing at all planned for today resulted in a Phoenix and a Manticore.





I was going to attempt a magnetized "3 in 1" today, but I got a little carried away and made one of each heavy, with one kit spare to work on this week.
Still have to add the snow to my Sentinels' bases, but I guess I can do that during the week this week, as well as tinkering with magnets and Myrmidons :)
Just looking at my painting area with the heavies towering over the rest of my retribution is totally inspiring to keep going at the minute. Looking forward to getting a game in eventually as ever, but I'm very much enjoying this side of things at the moment. I've even been trying to decide which Hordes Faction I might want to start! I feel for Skorne in the end, but it's very close between them and Circle :)

Thanks for stopping by
Lofty

Saturday, 28 November 2009

Heavy as a really heavy thing

Oh Happy Day!!
Check out this mornings' post ^_^

Wayland Games come up trumps again!
Caught me in the middle of basing my sentinels. My 3mm x 1mm magnets arrived this morning too, no prizes for guessing how I'm spending my rainy weekend :D
yep - christmas shopping :P

Will try and get some pics of the heavy(ies) up by tomorrow morning, maybe sentinels too :)

Cheers

Thursday, 19 November 2009

The Gale

Hi all

Been busy painting Sentinels this week :) really pleased with the way they are turning out. I will take a picture once I have finished the unit of ten, and based both Kaelyssa and the Griffon as well.
In other news, I finally managed to source heavy Myrmidons in the UK so I placed an order for 4 post haste!! Will be arriving next week so I'm told :) all I need now is some 3mm magnets on payday (Wednesday) and I'm ready to rock ;P

Still hankering after actually playing WM, I don't want this hobby to end up like GW, where I don't know anyone that plays so I don;t have any inspiration to paint... still no luck with a local club/store, so I'm waiting on the Leeds PG. Just have to wait and see, if all else fails, I can move ;P

Cheers

Monday, 9 November 2009

Rational Gaze

I need some advice, so you lucky people get another WIP - the lovely Kaelyssa :p



Sticking with the grey and icey blue scheme here, but I'm stuck as to how I should paint the banded armour she has on her arms and parts of her legs. I wondered about a darker blue colour, but this might look a little silly with the light colours snow scheme.

Any help would be really greatly appreciated :) Please excuse the photo quality, it's late and my camera batteries aren't charged, so it had to be the iPhone :)

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Counterbalance

Huzzah!!

I managed to get everything primed yesterday afternoon, and I have pretty much finished the Griffon, just need to layer the grey areas and do the base. I'll take pictures tomorrow when it's done :) but for now here is a rough WIP :P



The more I paint, the more I'm itching to get my first game of WM, maybe I'll PM the Leeds PG later and see where he's up to with a gaming night on Leeds.

That's all for now, will get more pics when I'm done ^_^
Cheers

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Beyond The North Waves

I hate to be negative.... but I'm ticked off.

It has been raining every evening this week without fail. My sentinels, Kaelyssa and the Griffon are still sitting on my desk unprimed. It's driving me nuts :)

Not only this but I still haven't played a single game of Warmachine. I'm unsure what else I can do to get this moving, I've contacted the local clubs I know of, and they are either too far away for me to get to (I don't drive) or they have never heard of Warmachine (welcome to Halifax). I know the Leeds pressganger said he would have something up and running for a Leeds gaming night in New Year, but I'm afraid I might go a bit loopy waiting until then.

Nevermind, onwards and upwards and all that.

I've been looking into how to magnetize my heavy Myrmidons, found some really great threads on the PP forums, as well as a couple of tutorial type videos on youtube. Got my magnets sorted from ebay for a pretty good price, so all I need is the 'jacks. Wayland games have them at a really good price so I just have to wait for stock to refill, as I put some money in my savings from my pay this month so I can get hold of some. I decided on one of each heavy plus a magnetized option for all three, I even sketched out some poses that will look good for all three types of 'jack.

I'll update when I finally manage to prime my stuff, which better be soon :P

Cheers

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Planet Rain

Well it didn't stop raining at all today. I still managed to finish off my invictors though, completely based including snow, and I even painted the front and back arcs of the bases, as I've seen others do, and I'm very pleased with it all.

I also managed to scrounge some cork, which I've used to spice up Kaelyssa and the Griffon's bases a little. Hopefully I will be able to Prime a least the warjack tomorrow evening. I don't mind it being dark while I spray, as I have a decent torch, it just depends whether it's still raining :P

No comments from he forums as yet on the finished unit/colour scheme, but I'm enjoying all this too much to need any motivational comments from others! :P

I'll endeavor to post any WIP photos of the 'jack this week, but I can't promise anything, as I'm ruled by the weather at the moment. Cheers!

Lofty

A Semblance Of Life


Been busy this week at work, so I've made time today to get some pictures of my pretty much completed Invictors.





All that's left is the elbow pads, and the armoured joint by the elbow. I had left these unpainted till after I glued the arms on so that I could "match" the colours a little better. Bases aren't done yet either, but they wont take long :)


Will try and get everything else primed today, IF it stops raining for long enough, but I'm not holding my breath :(