A Quick Paint Job

Tonight, to be totally truthful, I couldn’t be bothered to paint anything as I had spent ages fighting with my resin printer, if it carries on being a bugger, it is going back. The plate wouldn’t go up or down so after swearing at it and threatening violence I did the old IT trick and turned it off and back on again and voila… it worked. On the build plate this evening is hopefully a mammoth.

So my little painting venture was thus…

It’s alright for 20 minutes work. I wanted something done and I cannot think how I am going to do the wraiths, so I chose something easier.

While mooching about I found this lot…

A pile of female Halflings, one is riding a pig. For the life of me I cannot remember where they came from.

I have ordered myself Osprey’s Men of Bronze rules to have a look at, there is absolutely no way that I am going to be adding another load of lead to the pile of shame. 🥴 But interestingly enough the Museum miniatures z range are rather nice… not that I am getting any though… I just thought I would point it out.

‘‘Twas a productive day on the old house front, filled the hole in the floor, rewired a light switch, changed a socket front plate, did a tip run, got horse feed, and pretty much sorted out more…sadly the weather was against me so I couldn’t get the seams on the roof or the walls on the conservatory painted. But hopefully some nice weather will arrive sooner rather than later. I am really hoping that the annoying little drip has been well and truly sorted… but as you know water, like life, always finds a way.

River Maiden and the Hobbit

Well I managed to get these nearly to completion tonight.

They were really nice miniatures to paint and didn’t take too long really.

As you can see, the rhino have had a bit of work too.

Now I learned a little fact this evening. By all accounts, the only way you could get leave from the Napoleonic French Army was for, wait for it… Homesickness… yup the urge to go home, except it wasn’t called Homesickness back then… it was called nostalgia (a bit like other conditions with algia on the end). They spent a lot of time and effort trying to work out what it was and to also stop it as it was a serious medical condition.My good lady came across this snippet while reading some articles from the Welcome Institute… you can have a read here…https://wellcomecollection.org/articles/X3L9vxEAACEAoOIt

Hopefully tomorrow I will crack on with the Wraiths, I am still unsure what colours to do them, hopefully inspiration will arrive by then.

Wight he is Finished

Tonight I managed to get him finished. When I say finished I mean that he is where I won’t faff with him any more. There are other bits that I could do but he will do.

The prince and his minions

I have got the four riders and other two from the other night sprayed today so will make a start on them tomorrow.

I also threw some paint on the woolly rhino to see what they looked like.

I was going for two different shades of brown, which I achieved, not that you can see it on the photo. One is a red brown and the other a more yellow brown. Still some work to go, but not bad for 10 minutes of flinging paint about.

And finally… this made me laugh…

A Quasi Night Off

So, this evening I decided to paint something and set to work, the problem was that I really couldn’t be bothered…

As you can see, there is still an awful lot of white visible, but at least some form of progress has been made. I am not using the GW paint schemes on these and will choose colours that I fancy. I also stuck the wraiths to their bases…

The most important part of the photo are the 6mm Japanese town gates. I have turned the house and shed upside down looking for them. I opened my paint box and there they were. I have only opened that box and rootled through it dozens of times. I though that I must have put them in with one of the castles that went to new homes.

Two more days to go before I am on leave. This is just a short term, so I get a bit of a break, during which I have a list of jobs as long as my arm 🥴.

Some More on the Fellowship

I managed to get a bit more done on the Fellowship. Pretty much finished Gandalf and Boromir and made a start on Legolas and the Bree Guard.

As you can see I managed to get a bit more done on the cat too.

I spent some of this evening slicing some more miniatures. This month’s Patreon reward is the attack on Weathertop. With Aragorn wielding his two torches and a number of Nazgul, these are seen in their ‘human’ form as opposed to their black cloaks. I am doing the dismounted version of the one I reprinted the other day.

The first two should be ready tomorrow morning.

One of the two I am printing

Starting in the Fellowship

Today I managed to get the fellowship and Bree chaps sprayed and the. This evening I made a start. I decided to go with Gandalf first as he was a pretty easy colour choice, but me being me just had to start with others too…

I nearly finished Gandalf, the dogs are getting close too, but there is still a fair old way to go on Boromir. The wargames club has a competition again this year so my Fellowship (plus extras) will probably go in there.

The other thing I did was to mooch around and find some undead for a Mordheim warband…

Now I also have enough plastics to make a human warband or two. I also found a priest of Sigmar which was originally purchased for the game. Terrain will be a bit of a problem straight off, but I do have some cardboard buildings that I made for Frostgrave, not to mention some MDF ruins too.

My little boy has just got me back into Fallout 4. So if he is interested then I might actually buy the board game and see if he is interested.

Tom and the First of the Nine

So the printer is still working, so much so that I actually managed to do another miniature. I got the first of the nine done, unfortunately he lost a hand and rein in the printing process. Luckily a 15th Century Perry mini hand fitted just fine. I will get a Greenstuff rein added when everything has solidified.

As you can see from the above I also managed to get some paint on the bard miniature… he happens to be called Tom and lives near the old forest and has a water nymph as his wife. I still have a bit more to do on him, but he is definitely getting there.

Unfortunately yesterday when I was chopping back some bushes I got a bit of a smack in the eye. It stung like a bugger and then went away. This morning I could open the eye very easily and the pain was a bit painful to say the least. To cut a long story short then I decided I needed to rest it. Sadly my pirate patch mountain has disappeared so my wife came up with a cunning idea… wear my glasses but cover the sore eye lens… now I didn’t want to freak out my kids so I drew an eye on the tape….

Anyway lots of eye baths in salt water later this popped out…

Over the course of the day smaller bits have also come out, it is still stinging, but nowhere near to what it was this morning

The down side of having one eye covered is that depth perception is reduced… sadly stupidity cannot be blamed on it… guess what happened with the printed bases today?

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

See I am a bit cultured… and in the words of Sir Samuel Vimes… We watch each other.

I suddenly remembered these chaps when I was considering what to paint…

I am going for a really simple colour scheme of green and browns, with iron metallics. They aren’t going to win any prizes, but they are going to painted and will look pretty at a distance.

It was a rather nice drive home today, so I stopped and took a photo of the view from the top of Weisdale hill.

All Wight on the Night

So after sleeping until pretty much late afternoon I managed to drag myself out of bed and before heading back there I decided to try and get a bit done on the wights… I succeeded in getting some paint on them.

Not a lot to be honest, but a bit of progress is still progress.

Now one thing on these that is puzzling me is that there are radiating layer lines on the bases and on the miniatures themselves, I am not sure why. It will be a setting in the slicer, but as yet I am not sure what or why.

The printer is still Kerfucktenbuggerd as they say (or not say) in Germany. I have got onto Anycubic to see if they have any answers. Hopefully they will come back with one soon.

I managed to get a couple of sets of roads printed as well.

The roads are the six at the front, I still need more, but it’s a start.

So we have 33 tiles in the coffee colour and about 60 I think in the pink. Quite a little world so far.

Khmer All Finished

Feeling crap this evening, cannot stop sneezing and my nose is running like a tap. Because of this I haven’t really got much done. I did manage to get the tufts added to the bases though…

So that is another 6mm army finished, next up (in 6mm anyway) the Baccus Samurai Army.

I shall attempt some more painting tomorrow.

I did manage to get my wights sprayed ready for painting, unfortunately that is as far as I got 🥴.

The wights are all white

I had problems with the resin printer as it is refusing to print anything, which quite frankly is a right pain in the backside. I kept on getting this message all of the time…