Building, Printing and Painting

Today has been a busy one and I bloody ache!. We have only got the ceiling to do on the conservatory now, we have everything we need so we are going to crack on with it tomorrow. In between cups of tea and hammering I got this little thing printed from Iain Lovecraft’s frost…

This gibbet has a corpse in it (not sure how I am going to paint it). I am printing a different one off right now. I also managed to get a smidge of painting done on the Chaos Marines…

As I was painting them it suddenly came to me in a flash of … of.. what the **** am I thinking about now… these guys must have bespoke armour, the chances of finding someone (or something) that has spike coming out of the same bit is highly unlikely. So if Mozarg the unclean has his armour blown off then how on Earth or planet Mogadoooo for that matter is he going to get another bit. Sorry random bollocks break is now over.

I also managed to get the War dancer printed… however sadly the mage is still armless, I also snapped the foot off the paladin….

For some reason I printed the same lot off again so now have two of the witchhunter etc. The zweihander snapped on the Lanschnect …again. Tomorrow if the weather allows then I am just going to print the Mage and see if I can add in some other supports.

Unfortunately the heater in the shed packed in today, tripped the RCD and caused both printers to stop, the resin one, which had been temperamental all day restarted itself and the Ender restarted where it left off. Because I had been in the bath when it blew, I had to let the temperature come back up again. In this case I had to snip off a lump of filament where the print head had stopped. It seems to be going okay, my only concern is that it is going to run out of filament overnight… wish me luck!

Painting Success

So yesterday, I said that today I was going to paint something, in fact anything… well I kept to my word and actually did a fair bit. First off I sprayed various things…

Now there were some spaying annoyances to deal with, first off my grey primer turned out to be an etch primer… luckily I realised as it had a different nozzle. I gave it a try on the small ‘goat shed’ to see if it would work. Luckily I had other cans of the basic grey so the rest got done in that. Then I moved on to spaying things white. I warmed up the can, I shook the blazes out of it and it came out like a watered down version. If you look at the right hand photo above you can see what I mean on the green and orange miniatures. It eventually came good on the grey. Now it might just be a bad batch or the coloured plastic needed going over with a different colour first. I sprayed the top of the mini tower white and it seemed to work fine. I will have another play with things tomorrow.

I also managed to get these three just about finished…

I need to sort out the bases, but apart from that they are done. I really enjoyed painting them to be honest.

I also got a bit more done on the Genestealer cultists as well as some other bits and bobs, mainly the original scouts…

I also got the hole in the roof finished too, so hopefully the leak of leakyness has buggered off, only time and heavy rain will tell.

Tomorrow I have the tyres to change on the car, but I am also hoping to get a start on the lighting and then ceiling insulation.

Madame Rides off into the Sunset

Well I got a bit of time today so I managed to get her to the almost finished stage. There are a couple of white bits that need sorting but that is about it.

I will get the grass attached to the horse hoof painted and then also add some tufts too.

Also managed to get my Nobori finished too…

As well as sorting out some more on the knight’s mount and the nids…

So I buggered my ribs again and have promised the family if they still hurt tomorrow that I will go and get them checked in A&E. Some pillock left the car lights on yesterday and foolishly tried to push it to allow for a downhill start…problem was I had to push it up hill in the car park first!

I will get my first Covid Jab on Monday morning. Looks like things are heading in the right direction. I am already doing a test twice a week so I know I don’t have the Lurgy (well I didn’t on Thursday).

Madame is Getting There

Well it has been slow on the painting front of late, but tonight I worked on various bits and pieces and managed to get paint on a few things.

The main thing I worked on was Madame…

There is still the glaze to go over the yellow. I managed to pretty much hide the big gap, there is now a dip, but it could be a joint in the cloth.

I also got some work done on the cultists as well as the gold design on the other side of the knight’s horse.

I got the kids to watch Galaxy Quest with me this evening, they really enjoyed it. So did I, it had popped up on Netflix and as such I decided to watch it myself yesterday. I enjoyed it so much that I watched it again tonight. Hopefully I will manage to get some more bits and pieces done with the painting. I need some progress as I have a Patreon and two Kickstarter worth of printable miniatures and terrain to land in the next couple of weeks.

Back with the Yellow

Tonight I did some highlighting on the yellow. I also managed to get some gold onto the standard bearer too…

Really, really miffed that I missed the bloody crack on the yellow neck. I am not sure what to do to get rid of it.

Once this is dry I will get a glaze on the yellow and a wash on gold detail on the blue.

I will also work on the red alien in the background. I must also get back into the Genestealer cult. I reckon the annoyance of the yellow put me off painting things for a while. I honestly couldn’t face them.

Hopefully I will crack on with things this weekend.

On the upside, things are getting lighter here now, there was still a bit of light sky in the West at 19.00 this evening. It will soon be daylight 23 hours a day.

Working on the Yellow

Tonight we didn’t eat until late so, I didn’t get that much time to get a lot done. I tried some more Contrast, but once again it was a right mess. So out came the paint and while the Contrast was still wet I shoved it on over the top. A big thank you to everyone who sent their yellow vibes after yesterday’s post 🤟.

I will work on highlights and shading tomorrow and see how it looks. I had a close look at the undercoated miniatures and the paint has spattered onto them so they are a bit bumpy. I will see how they paint up soon. I really just need to decide on colours…. in a fit of efficiency one of the ‘nids’ is now sporting a funky flesh tearer red colour scheme.

I have decided that an early night is in order and I am going to take Mordheim for a read. A couple of kickstarters are now finished and I shall be firing up the printers today. In fact I had the Ender stripped down a bit and installed a new Bowden tube as well as a new nozzle. I decided not to use the original filament as it seemed a bit brittle. Problem is the new one had a hole in the bag so might be exactly the same.

Madame Mounts Up

Tonight I got a bit of a wiggle on and first of all sorted out the painting area… by sorting out please read ‘reduced the pile of crap on there by half’. I put away half of the miniatures as they were just getting in the way. The 10mm Mongols are still nearby in their undercoated state. I decided I would get the rest out of the bottom shed and see what the others looked like. This will involve emptying half the shed to get to them as some total nob head put two printers in there.

So sitting on there are eight Alternatives Armies miniatures, the nine Genestealer cult miniatures, Madame and the knight standard bearer.

So I got this far with her ladyship this evening…

I think I need to redo the yellow as well as tidy up the reins. I couldn’t think what colour to do the barding so, as I liked the blue on the knight, I went for that. I wanted it to be different from the knight hence the yellow.

I saw a rather good film on Netflix this evening about the battle of Long Tan called Danger Close. Now I was a bit of a a Vietnam Geek years ago and mainly gamed with the US Forces and had indeed heard of the battle the RAR took part in. However time,from then, had sort of erased it (or more accurately stored it away…haphazardly). whether it was an accurate depiction I honestly could not say, but it was a cracking film non the less

Small Steps on the Painting Front

It still feels like someone is sticking a red hot poker into the left side of my chest. I probably shouldn’t have done the wiring in the conservatory or put in the wall and shelf etc, but I did, it was a bit uncomfortable painting hence the small amount of time wielding a brush.

Just after taking the photo I dropped the black paint pot holder. I definitely should not have tried to pick it up whilst sitting on the stool. Bloody thing slipped out from under me and I ended up twisting things again.

We did not have a three course banquet today, but my youngest made a rather fabulous cake… feast you eyes upon this…

It was…amazing!

Bits and Bobs of Painting

My ribs are still burning, so after doubling up all the meds I could take I managed to get some work done on the Genestealer cult miniatures…

Still a very long way to go, but they are a bit further on than they were. The eagle eyed amongst you will have noticed a change to the jacket colour.

I got the dwarves flocked, they just need varnishing and probably some tufts put onto them…

And finally, I found an wood elf horse and tested it too… please note I do listen to advice and tried out the Dino mounts too. Of the three here I prefer the Trike’.

Tomorrow I hope to carry on with the cultists and Pendraken Mongols.

Belladona and a Whole Lot More

So I was mooching about in the shed looking for a mount for her ladyship. I now have three choices off the top of my head. Technically I could put her on a wood elf horse, but I don’t think it would work.

Now personally I prefer the top one as I feel the lines actually flow nicely from horse to rider, it is only an aesthetic thing, but I thought I would ask what other people thought.

As you probably know I do like my Contrast Paints, as I was mooching for the horse I found my Advanced Space Crusade and it looks like I was going for an early version of them…

For the big beasties and the unfinished ones they were done in GW washes and inks from what I remember. Soooo I have decided that these need an update so the five scouts and two ‘nids are going to be undercoated again and brought up to date. This will fit in nicely with Ann‘s Neglected but not forgotten challenge Here.

I managed to get the paint on the bases tonight….

As I had the brown out, I thought I might as well get the Mongol cavalry bases painted…before I paint the models! And finally, as I had some new whit I thought I might as well spray as much as I could before bed….