Giant Almost Done

 

A quick update with progress on the giant, it’s almost done now – I could probably keep on highlighting and tweaking for ages but I need to move on to something else and tabletop wise I’m happy with the quality. Added tattoos tonight and did some more base work.

I have also managed to get a bit of painting done every day so far, even if that is 10mins putting the uniform onto a marine at 11:30 at night, it still counts.

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A slight diversion

Having spent the majority of the last few months either moving house or painting germans, I felt I needed a little change. And as I’ve just finished my German army (excluding the Panzer III Ausf J I “accidentally” ordered) and with getting a little frustrated trying to pin down the paint scheme for my USMC force, I thought I’d finish up the Orc Chariot my wonderful wife bought me last year.

It was nice to focus specifically on one model and the freedom of having a more open palette for colours was tremendously refreshing, ironic considering that a freer palette in itself can be a burden when trying to come up with a new scheme for something. I also cracked open the kolinsky brushes I’d been sitting on since buying them at Fiasco last year, they are a joy to use but I’m feeling rather nervous about ruining them like I do with so many other brushes. I’ve ordered some Zest-It – Acrylic Brush Cleaner & Reviver in the hope of keeping more of my brushes on the cleaner side.

Green Stuff

Tonight’s work was prepping a bunch of the new mini’s I’ve got for priming. That involves the dreaded green stuff which I really just can’t get the hang of. I’ve watched tutorials and people always make it look really easy but I struggle everytime!

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Anyway, I’ve been tidying some squigg hoppers bases and patching up my giant. In the process I managed to break one of the squig hoppers off the base, which made the process of filling it a lot easier, but now I have to pin the bleeding thing, dammit. As you can see in the photos on the far right, the guy is not looking his best. Say hi to mr pickles btw, he’s the google eyed dog next to the necromancer (completely unrelated to warhammer).

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I imagine the breakage could be put down to the fact I’m enjoying some rather fine ale tonight and may not have my full faculties.

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In other news, I may have ordered myself Lord Curr’s Warband for In Her Majesty’s Name, just in time for a game in a week or so, whoooooo, exciting. I wonder if I can paint them in time…

Productivity

I’m clearly going through one of my productivity spurts, it’s highly unlikely I’ll continue updating this frequently!

Anyway, I cleaned up some of the squig hoppers, and continued the vargheist painting. Spent more time painting the porta kabin that comes with the watchtower to trial out some paint styles for the main tower.

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Look at these models, they’re fantastic!

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