Thursday, 7 May 2015

Post 100. April check in part 2, Devilgaunts and Lictor.

With the hive Tyrant and Malenthrope finished I moved onto the devilgaunts and rest of the batch paint. Needless to say as things got close to finished it was easier to shrink the batches down a touch and finish each unit at a time.

Sunday, 3 May 2015

April check in part 1. Malenthrope and a Tyrant 100%

So even though it's been tough managing to post up content I've not been completely idle, meaning dramatic changes at the painting desk. Read on to see the first truly finished models.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

A Monday at Wayland Games with Nids and Wolves

So as I mentioned in my last post (3 weeks back, good god) Lester and I managed a game at Wayland Game's Tabletop nation the Monday prior. So after the break I'm going to reflect on the good and the bad of the game and my list.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Tyrant finished, March check in.

So it's been nearly a whole month without managing a post, dang. Being on holiday and then ill has knocked to wind out of my sails but I have plenty to share even though I've not finished as much as I would have liked.
Last time I shared the paint table shot above and since then I've progressed a fair bit and even managed a game, read on after the break to see some of my progress.

Sunday, 8 March 2015

End of February check in.

So a little late but here's how my table looked last time round and I've got more to share after the break.

Friday, 20 February 2015

Malenthrope Done

Last time round I showed how the metallic effect has realy come to life on the larger shell of the Malanthrope, so on monday evening I motored on with this one model to have something finished or at least 99.9% done in my hobby challenge. Take a look at him after the break.

There is still a little bit of work to do on the base, with some colour variation to apply to the stones with some splodges of wash and dry brushing, Then I will add some plants and static grass for the final finish, but need to get into the loft for the plastic plants.
I'm realy happy with how the metallics have come out on this guy and can't wait to have a swarm of shimmering carapace, for me it works perfectly as a mid point between the really acid green and striking blue yet unlike the old dark green ads some real life to the models.
As of monday night the painting desk looked like this, since then I've motored through the peacock layers and started dry brushing some smaller parts scorpion green. With overtime this weekend I may only get a few minutes here and there to progress but fingers crossed I'll be able to get most of that done. The hardest part will be resisting the temptation to finish the Hive Tyrant and getting stuck with 20 troops to do all together. After finishing the malanthrope I need to do at least a handful of gaunts before the next big one or I'll hit a wall of less interesting models.

Fingers crossed for some progress next week once the deadline is past and my work out hours go below 50 a week, please feel free to leave feedback and thanks for reading.

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

End of Jan hobby check in.

I left the last update with the above picture of the painting station.  With January been and gone and so after the break I have an update on the hobby challenge.