Valhallan’s All Done

At last they are finished, to be fair, I could have pushed on a bit more at times and got them done, but I didn’t so we are where we are.

They really just need a varnish and some of the sand knocking off the bottoms of the coats. I am rather pleased with these, they have turned out sort of how I envisaged them in my head. The one thing I am really happy with is the walker camouflage. So I am going to have. Few days away from 40k miniatures and carryon with some of my stuff.

I eventually got around to finishing my mounted squire. He seems to work with the others in the group. The only thing I am not so happy about is the horse tack. It is a bit too bright for my liking. It may get repainted sometime.

The Bases are Done

Well Sort of! Not sure why but tonight the term butter fingers could be used to convey my skill set, figures bounced across the table, I didn’t quite get to paint the basing glue on their heads but it came close. To be brutally honest, I think the brush I was using was too large, did I change it? Did I heck.

Anyway I need to clean the edges up and get them painted and then I am calling these done. I will probably seal the sand with Watered down PVA tomorrow and then get some kind of vegetation on there. I originally thought of adding snow, but I really do think that it would be too bright and would draw the eye towards the bases too much.

As can be seen from the photo. The lone werewolf is done and the mounted squire is almost done, just really the spear and sword to do. I also made a start on the AA banshee or whatever she is called.

Valhallan’s… Just the Basing To Go

Tonight I got all of the insignia done on the Valhallan’s. I probably spent more time shaking the paint than I did painting the, but hey ho…

I will probably see some stuff that needs doing as I move forwards, but they are certainly near the end of the journey now. They will be based with the same sand as the walker…

I also got some pant onto the wizard and foot soldier…

Not the most productive evening, but at least I managed something.

Speed Painting

Tonight I speed painted details on various miniatures, the blankets on the Valhallan’s have all had their straps painted, the officer has had his medal ribbons done too. Really just the insignia to do and then basing and hopefully they will be done.

I also slapped the paint on various Alternative Armies miniatures as well as the plastic Warhammer Quest wizard.

I was messing around with various bits of blue-tack today and ended up making a rather funky planet…

Who Turned out the Lights?

So tonight it was a bit like a Barry Manilow concert in here…

After two days of gales, on the nice calm day following, we have the power cut. Personally I reckon a starling sat on the power line and caused one of the damaged poles to give up the ghost.

Needless to say I didn’t try out painting by candle light, I mean I could have tried it, but chose discretion instead. I did however, get to fondle my new toys!

Evidently these are the instructions and painting reference!

More Painting!

Oooh am I on a roll or what, yep I got the vox caster finished this evening and I need to get the straps on the blankets painted then they are pretty much done (oh apart from metallic insignia).

I also worked on my wizard and minotaur.

I also got paint onto other bits and pieces too. Not a huge amount but if I had the pot open then I found something to add that colour too.

The three miniatures above are ancient and this is the first time any of them have seen a pot of paint. It’s funny really, when I played the games then I didn’t paint them, not that I don’t play the games they get paint 😂😂

Snow… What Snow?

So after a number of weeks of whiteness everywhere we awoke to pretty much this this morning…

I think I prefer the snow, the winds are up to to about 60mph, gusting higher, and at least is rain rather than snow. A bit miffed I never got my Valhallan’s photographed in their natural environment. Unst has warned that its roads are remaining closed due to severe drifting snow.

Okay to be fair it is about 40 miles away as the crow flies from my house to the centre of the island and indeed, when we were first up here we went for a day out to Unst and turned around due to drifting snow, which by time we got back to the ferry had totally disappeared.

It will soon be spring, except we don’t really have a proper spring, it’s more like winter, a few days of sort of spring then Summer. On the up side it there is still light in the sky gone 17.00 now.

Hopefully I will get more painting done this afternoon.

More Painting?

Now I am not a scientist, but who would have thought that not playing with the kids on the PS4 would actually mean there is more time to paint things…weird eh?

Anyway I actually managed to get a couple of things finished, upon saying that I reckon that I could do a bit more on each one…

I also got some more done on the bits and pieces from Warhammer Quest…

I made a good start on the missing Vox Caster, he needs his coat darkening to match in with the rest..

I must admit, I have found it difficult to get motivated of late, my painting table in the lounge is covered in random half painted miniatures, which probably isn’t helping.

I have got some more stuff from my mate to paint up, a unit of Space Marines and some Genestealer cult miniatures. I have said that I want to get some of my stuff done first…

I ended up looking at more miniatures today, but was pleased with myself that I didn’t buckle and hit the purchase button. I toyed with the idea of getting rid of my 15th Century Perry’s cavalry and replace them with the Agincourt ones. I needed some cavalry quick for Lion Rampant and that was all that I could get hold of at the time (plus the earlier ones weren’t even a thing). I could have purchased metal ones, but they worked out as double the cost of the plastic’s.

The one thing I am really considering is the ACW ironclads, not sure why, but it is an itch that is getting itchier. Stupid thing is I have no real interest in ACW, I can pick some up cheap enough for the printer, but to be honest, it would be another pile of STL’s sitting there on the external hard drive.

Painting…on a Roll?

Tonight if it stayed still long enough I threw some paint on it.

First off I got some undercoat onto a pile more figures, then I finished the flag as well as getting various skin tones on anything I could see that needed it.

So, even though the Valhallan’s aren’t finished, I have managed to get something done on a few projects.

The snow is still here and someone decided to see how thick the ice was on one of the nearby lochs. The eventually prized a bit out 9 inches thick, which to be honest is quite impressive.

Blizzards, Flags and Snow

Yes we are still in the grip of winter here on Shetland, now some may think it is normal and although in other parts of the world on the same latitude we would be ice bound and having to fight off Polar Bears, we are lucky that the Gulf Stream passes close by and keeps us relatively warm. However every so often we get a decided chilly snap, and we certainly have one now. This morning at 07.30 we were down to -10 C and at 09.00 a mere -5C. The last time it was this cold was 10 years ago when my son was born. It was so bad then that the health visitor couldn’t get to see my wife for two weeks… on the up side it is nice in the snow…

Not a bad morning to walk up the track to get to the car…
Looking across the frozen loch…this is tidal. Not a bad view from the local shop though…

Tonight when we went to do the horse, a blizzard set in, luckily the yard’s owner brought him in so we could head back home…

It’s windy and snowy… I hope I don’t need to go out tomorrow!

So after I got back in I did a bit more in the flag… still a long way to go, but on the way…