Sunday, 16 July 2017

Winter weathered Cygnar - Warmachine

One of the guys at the club asked me to crack out some stuff for him, Normally I don't bother with painting other people stuff as I have more than enough to keep me occupied however Joe's a good lad so I figured why not!

The original brief was WW2 style Americans and that mutated into a whitewash looking jack heavy army...

To be honest this threw me out of my comfort zone as I'd never tried that type of look before so off to you tube I went and after a few hours of learning new stuff I decided to go for it!

So the first batch, mainly all jacks, according to Big Joe this is a bit of a naughty list? means bugger all to me! 

The goblin guys were cool to paint and I made the skin colour a little lighter than I would normally do, the gamble paid off! 

No idea on the names of the jacks, but the same paint scheme was applied to each one and Joe's happy with them so all is peachy! Now its onto the infantry so I'll do that in units so I don't lose the will to live!

as "payment" I'm getting hold of a faction that's caught my eye,

not sure on the colour scheme yet so might have a mooch on google images and see what catches my eye!

Thursday, 6 July 2017

arrgh me hearties! - Spanish Blood & Plunder

Well it would appear that the deadline that Lee gave me kick started my painting mojo!

Given a weeks notice I cracked out the Spanish that I got from the Blood and Plunder KS a while back, all that's needed for these is some transport and I'm done!

The models are painted to a fairly basic standard however the dirty and grubby look suits them well, I went with quite restricted colours.

The bases I did try something different though, rather than the usual sand, paint it brown base colour then two levels of high light I simply got some soft wash really watered it down and put it on the sand whilst the PVA was drying then let it dry over night, then a quick dry brush of yellow ochre and that was it! 

Currently firelock games have a second kickstarter running to add the Dutch, Pirates and the native Caribbeans as well as some extra ships into the product line. blood and plunder no peace beyond the line

go have a mooch and get involved!

Sunday, 2 July 2017

June The Pledge, Crash and burn baby!

Well no easy way of looking at this month!

Bought : 139
Painted : 19

Difference : -120!

Yea I might have gone a bit bonkers on 8th Edition and got a load of pox walkers and not forgetting about the eldar they increased in the ranks as well.

Add on the fact that the weather has been scorching for the second half of June turning the geek room into a sauna I've done bugger all!

However rather than dwell on the doom and gloom at least I now have in incentive to get some stuff done with my blood and plunder Spanish that need doing by next weekend and the Derby show rapidly approaching so that's the K47 Russains that need cracking out.

Also with a 1000 point 40K torney over at Weekend Warlords I'm gonna be looking to field a fully painted force and maybe just may be I can get some "man points" for a nicely painted army!

Oh did I mention that school holidays start in two weeks.....

Operation Don't kill the GC will be great fun, now to try and teach her to airbrush......