Thursday, 20 January 2011

Moving

Moving home is imminent, wedding is in August, and finding time to paint is 'difficult'

I have far too much on at the moment to get anything done so I'm putting blogging (an gaming most likely) on hold until we're settled in the new house

Cheers
Lofty


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Saturday, 15 January 2011

Congregation

I picked up my parcel from the post office this morning, so now I have 15pts of Blindwater to be getting on with :)

No pics this weekend as it's my wife to be's birthday and there is plenty happening. I just thought I would update. I have scrubbed and cleaned the new gators though, so I'll be modelling and basing them this week along with painting

Nihilators are even closer to finished now, but Bloody Barnabas arrived mid-week and I couldn't stop myself pinning and basing him, so I lost some painting time

I have learned a valuable lesson this week though. I was adding the final layer of water effects to Wrong eye and Snapjaw, and I sat them on top of the radiator in an attempt to harden the water a little quicker. Twenty minutes later when I went to check on them the water effects had turned solid White... I was mortified to be honest, I had put a lot of work into the bases up to this point and I thought it was ruined.
I left it overnight though, hoping that it would clear out. It didnt, but I did manage to cut out the majority of the resin in a last ditch attempt at saving the base, and all that's needed now is re-sanding the sunken area and the water again.

If any of you are using GW water effects be warned :) don't be impatient, it just needs time to go clear.

Thanks for stopping by
Lofty

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Monday, 10 January 2011

It's a Trap!!

We can't repel firepower of that magnitude!
Ahem. You may gave guessed that i lost to a WG deathstar this evening, even if the reference is a bad one.

How is it possible to shift WG with def 17 and a 4+ tough roll? I hates them. Nothing much else to report about the battle to be quite honest, I got bogged down. My Gladiator would have nearly got to irusk if it hadn't been for his no knockdown on feat turn, he was standing silly close to torch. Alas, it wasn't to be. Was a fun game though, so not a total loss.

On a personal note, work is pretty rough at the moment, but that just me more glad to get home and paint, as well as being great motivation for job hunting :)

Hope to update with pictures this weekend, Nihilators and potentially Cetrati will be done by then :)

Thanks for stopping by
Lofty


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Sunday, 9 January 2011

A Real Eyeful

Wrong eye and Snapjaw have been around 90% done for months. Snapjaw got his water effects poured in today (the first layer at least) and Wrong Eye got his finishing touches today;

I know the pictures are a little dark, but I can always re-take them at a later date when I have more time (light) in the evening.

Seems to be a theme of my painting as of late - getting to a pretty much finished stage, and then losing attention entirely and moving onto something else entirely. I'm hoping to finish off all these poor minis in the next few weeks, and get out of that habit altogether this year. As well as keeping this blog up to date, and trying to get to the club more regularly, although that lsat one will fall foul to all the things going on this year like moving house, marriage and all that kind of thing :P
Wish me luck though!

Thanks for stopping by
Lofty

Friday, 7 January 2011

Moar Swamps - UPDATE

Small update today. Just wanted to share the great work done by someone on the PP forums in their blog which I have imitated, as it's an awesome idea, and will look infinitely better than my cereal packet cut-outs 0.o

Just waiting for the sand to dry over the radiator then I can get a layer or two of paint down. Hopefully more to update over the weekend

Thanks for stopping by
Lofty


Thursday, 6 January 2011

Snapjaw

Since there is some sun today, and I'm stuck at home, I thought I'd share my latest WIP;





All he needs now is a coat of varnish and water effects. I'm pretty please with how he has turned out, and will be using the same methods here as for Barny and the Wrastler. "Lesser" gators may get a bit of a lighter green.

The blood in his mouth is far too thick, I neglected to pain the inside of his mouth before I started adding the blood effect, so the end result after painting inside his motuh is far too thick. Live and learn though right? I still think i t looks relatively good

Thanks for stopping by
Lofty

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Swamp Thing

So 2011 is off to a good start. I received by "shallow" bases today, ready for the sizable order of crocs that I have incoming from maelstrom games.



It's weird, I said to my missus, "If Maelstrom games send out a voucher in the new year, I'm going to put a load of minis on my credit card". Lo and behold... So I took the plunge and ordered 25pts of Blindwater;

FoH: Minions
Bloody Barnabus
Wrastler
Bullsnapper
Full gatormen
Tokens (also Skorne tokens)

My poor credit card, I haven't even put the rest of my guitar on there yet... (ask me about my new guitar by the way, it's awesome. Just unrelated :P)

I think I'm just awaiting stock for most of the above, so could be a while before it shows. I'm going to be putting together a new painting blog on the forums for all my Hordes minis, and trying to get back to fully painted with my Ret. Part of this is (hopefully) being inspired by me making a collection list. I used to document my collection on tabletop commander, but the new version baffles me, so my list of minis is currently stuck on my iPhone. My thinking is that if I get the list onto Excel, and I can categorise everything as to how close to finished it is, then maybe it will help me get things finished more quickly. I also love making lists for some reason.