Monday, March 30, 2020
This is the first phase of chipping. The next phase is to go back and highlight the under side of each chip. Since I'm painting these eldar without a plan, I may or may not finish the chips here. It all depends on how I'm feeling. One day I might wake up and decide it is chipping day. Another day I might wake up and decide I want to hurry up and block the rest of the color in. On still another day I might want to do cleanup. At the moment....I really want to go outside. I won't do that. Stay home, keep people safe!
Sunday, March 29, 2020
Just a quick update on the force. I'm starting to feel much better. These were painted in bulk. Some parts are good, some parts suck. I'm just fine with that. I think the platforms will at least look good. I made the mistake of using GW white scar air, and will never do that again. That paint is basically chalk!
Be safe everyone!
Thursday, March 26, 2020
Like almost everyone else in the world, I find myself with a lot of time and a lot of anxiety. Partially this comes from fear for my loved ones, and partially from fear for myself. This makes painting difficult for me and I expect it might be difficult for you as well. Here's the thing, just keep painting. Who cares how many badly painted gems are on these models? Let's stop caring about the brush strokes. Just paint. Give your brain something else to do for a little while. Even if you can't fully detach from the horror sweeping the globe, you might be able to reach a fraction more calm.
Be safe everyone. The more you stay in, the safer you are making it for everyone. Every day my wife dreads the moment she can no longer treat patients. The best thing we can do, is stay inside.
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Saturday, March 14, 2020
So you're trying to figure out what social distancing means(stay 6 feet away from folks-- CDC), and have realized that it means wargaming in person is done for a while. We don't want to become a vector spreading this virus. That will hurt all of us, and we are better than that. Why not build that army you've kinda-sorta always wanted to? I have dozens of armies I never quite bothered to build. Now is the time! Seize the 14 day quarantine! (ok..not yet..but I imagine it is coming for me based on my spouse's healthcare job)
Sometimes conditions suck. Let's make the best of it. Let's make sure we keep others safe by keeping ourselves away from them. We can use the time for artistic endeavors we've put off.
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
From about two feet, this model looks ok, but get up close and personal, and the dozens of layers of random primer begin to show through. The coarse surface and loss of detail is extreme. The rider is almost solid paint. That makes this model a terrible ebay purchase, but a great model for color testing. (three jet bikes, two unbuilt, one lightly primed!)
After painting epic Eldar, I decided to break out the 28mm 40k Eldar I've been hoarding for years. Having just painted 6mm Samm Hain, it was time for a more difficult color scheme. Mymeara it is. Enter the Ebay trash model.
This model was based with Lupercal Green + black. Then shaded up to Temple Guard Blue, with a final spritz of Mortarion clear green to create the green tint Mymeara need. The incredibly rough surface of the model makes it hard to photograph, but I think I'm close. I added paint chipping because...I'm me.
I think this is the first 28mm eldar I've painted in 25 years. Ironically it is also a model that was available back then. Perhaps I should throw this model back up on Ebay. Return from hence you came vile paint saturated beast!
Friday, March 6, 2020
The army is done! I can now play the game. There are loads of details I could paint, but this was meant to be an easily transported usable force. It is meant of the table. With my decision to not go to Adepticon due to coronavirus, this force won't get used for a while, but I'm sure we'll all get together eventually and give the game a go.
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
I'm having a blast painting old models these days. It might be because I don't treat them like display models. These are just for fun. They are just so we can play a game at Adepticon. That said, I am trying to keep them at least table top standard so my opponents aren't annoyed by the painting. However, if you look closely you'll see all the metal flash and defects I didn't bother removing. I just painted right over it. Take that competition painters! :)
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
A group of us decided to paint up some ancient GW Epic Armageddon armies so we can enjoy some 6mm gaming. Rather than create an army list, I just painted everything I had. This was a mistake. I have so much more epic than I need it is absurd. At least it was fun fast painting and we now have a new game to play.