Last month I mentioned a delivery, which I had been expecting for a while. Thankfully it arrived a few days before I headed to the Nationals, so it gave me time to clean them up in the hotel.
Gamers of a certain age, will recognise the similarities with a children’s cartoon from the 1980’s. So to get the chance to pledge to a Kickstarter with models that looked similar to those characters; was just a must have.
The wizard model at the back will be my Painting Oath pledge for July, though I will hopefully be painting them all this month. I would like to add a special thank you to the guys at Impact Miniatures, who were very helpful and efficient; when a problem arose with the delivery. Now I’m off you watch the boxset of said cartoon, which my loving wife bought me several years ago (she says I look like Presto).
Well as the title suggest, progress on the models needed for the Nationals is coming along. I took a break yesterday, as
Ran out of glue
Using a hand drill on small pieces is killing my hands (Who designed the Iron Lich Overseer; they need to be shot)
Trying to avoid burn out, this early on in the process.
So for now here is pictures of the first Harrower, as well as WiP shot of the 1st Seether in the background. Yes you might have guessed by now, red is my favourite colour; which is why I am dreading the Kraken when I get around to it.
Yea I know, me actually showing painted models is something of a shock; so I will lead you in gently with a couple of pictures the My Little Nightmare Ponies I was doing.
Those of you who know me on the PP forums, may have seen my Nightmare avatar:
Well my two daughters and wife wanted one as well, so just like mine I bought the MLP toys from the supermarket….and changed them slightly….
The white one is for my daughter in Canada, the other pink one is for my daughter here in Scotland.
This one was for my wife, yes those are Legion of Everblight Harrier wings, trust my wife to want bells and whistles on her pony.
Purple seemed to be the colour of choice for daughter in Canada and my wife, while the other daughter wanted flames and Gay Pride rainbow on it. Painting rubberised plastic, is a bitch to paint; so please try this at home; only if you want to go insane….here’s the results of my insanity. (Click the View All button links to my Photobucket account)
I’ve been in a painting slump for a long while now, having no inspiration or desire to take up the brushes. Thankfully though this week, thanks to a throat infection of all things, I am back to painting and putting models together.
With the promise to my wife to finish her model first, I am cracking on with that; which is starting to come together.
While this is being done, I have also been putting Asphyxious the Hellbringer and Vociferon together; which is testing my patience a little with Vociferon’s staff/banner.
Whenever I go away to convention or tournament, I am always on the look out for things for my wife. Her main passions within the fantasy realms are Fairies and Angels.
So when I was at the Games Expo a couple of years ago, I bought and painted her the Bad Fairy model. Below is my version, in the colours my wife likes most – Purple!
So when I was at the ETC’s last weekend, I naturally drifted around the store to find anything I could take back for her. Eventually I found another Freebooter Miniatures fairy, this time it was the Fairy of the Woods.
Perhaps it is the colours used, but I didn’t like this model when I first saw it. The face looks totally wrong and like it belongs on a china doll, not a woodland fairy. Having started on it though, I am pleased to see that the face and general casting is very clean and shouldn’t look horrid when finished. I’m going to paint the wings separate, but this is where I am at after about 45 minutes work.