Well today I had a day off. Got up, went to work, was there half an hour and came home and slept until 15.00. I sat in bed from then until 19.00 and mooched online watching random YouTube videos. On the upside, I have a set of Covid home test kits at home, so I know it isn’t that.
I made it up for dinner and then sat and threw some paint on the dwarves while the kids watched Wall-E.
They look better at a distance as you can’t see the mistakes 🥴. Really just the belt buckles and some shading on the armoured bits to do and then onto the bases.
I really enjoyed doing these as it was a nice change from the 28’s of late. Because I enjoyed doing them so much I was straight onto the Pendraken website, but held off hitting fire as I suddenly remembered that I have a Mongal army to paint, a pile of fantasy samurai as well as a Plains war army too.
See I have sort of managed to not buy anything new… well apart from these which were waiting for me when I came in this morning, I must have been ill as a I totally ignored them…
Now the second one above would fit in nicely with the first set I already built… the question is do I add them all in together or have two separate bases…
It was the last day of our long weekend and we ended up on another beach, this one is about 5 miles away from the one yesterday. It is the Tombolo I mentioned in yesterday’s post.
The tide was on the way in when we got there but it didn’t stop the kids running in and out of the waves, like they do! I came close to getting wet too…
I managed to get my second foot soldier finished this evening and photographed the wizard too…
As you can see from the above that I had a go at painting paving onto the bases. It really didn’t work for me so they will get the old sand and tufts treatment .
Finally, Army painter metallics are doing my head in… observe….
They are both stored in the same location and in the same manner, aka chucked in the box! The metallic ones leak everywhere and the others don’t really…it is really beginning to make me somewhat annoyed!
Today was a lovely day so we all went down to Levenwick Beach for a bit of a mooch, the kids of course played run away from the waves and thankfully there was no swimming this time.
We got an interesting collection of sea glass and I managed to find a bone of some sort in the sand near one of the unknown potential archaeological jumble of stones. I also decided to have a go at rock balancing, was sat there with some rocks and away I went!
By time I got round to painting, I didn’t really have that much time, but I did manage to finish the wizards and foot soldier (apart from the bases) as well as make a good start on another Knight and foot soldier.
As this is a long weekend then I have another day off tomorrow. The kids are wanting to go to St Ninian’s beach which is an excellent example of a tombolo.
And Finally, I have been spending some more money, this time on the second edition of The One Ring on Kickstarter.
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.
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 😂😂
So I got on for a bit more this evening, whilst watching Evolution with the kids. Not a huge amount but still slowly pushing onwards to get these finished.
The flag is now a slate blue colour, not sure what the centre will be yet.
Really just some tidying up, the skin tone, and some of the unit insignia to do and then sort out a fur colour for the hats. Should hopefully be finished by Friday.
It is a bit like trying to think through fog today, but I have sort of broken my rule on not buying any miniatures, but these are some 1/35 native Americans to do as a diorama. I fancied something a bit different (as if I haven’t got enough to keep me going). This is what I went for in the end….
There were some really nice options. I quite fancied a horsey one but thought I wasn’t quite ready to make reins out of plasticard, so instead I choose something with loads of War paint. It should be here by next Wednesday. Now to be honest if there had been a Samurai one I would have gone for that 😂
Hopefully I will have a better day tomorrow, and be less in a harrumph. This lockdown is getting to me more than the first one… on the upside the sky is still light at 17.30, not daylight, but the year is certainly turning.
I spent this evening watching the Firth Element with the family and painting Valhallan’s and an Ork… the problem is I cannot really tell where I have been.
As for the Valhallan’s, mainly rolled blankets and the like on them…
Today my son’s mate came around to ‘play’ in the snow. My boy decided he wanted a barbecue, so winter barbecues are now a thing in our household 😂.
It was really pleasant when the sun was out.
I forgot to say last night that the car started being an arse. It is still a bit lumpy today, looks like the injector is blocked again. Hopefully it won’t take long as the other one really isn’t designed for snow.