Friday, 27 July 2012

Not Dead Yet!

Not Dead....but still in moderate pain. My elbow is steadily improving, and this means I can start painting again. I've spent some time just assembling figures - some Orks for my sons army and a load of Marine stuff for me. With luck we'll even get a fight in this weekend. The return of the Blood Ravens to my painting table has meant I've cracked open the new paint set i treated myself too a while back - a series of Vallejo Game Colour paints which I'd heard good things about. First impressions are strong, especially compared to the old GW paints (not tried the new range) although the coverage is...different. a better different, but still different and it took by surprise.

This is my commander. As usual I'm starting on the armour first, and that's all i've done. But he's, well, Red-er than i expected. I don't think its a problem, and with a bit of work he's in line with the colour of my existing BR force, but at first I thought "oh hell". Maybe I should have started on a Troop, not an HQ? Still, live and learn, eh? 

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Eyeing things up

Well, my arm hurts and aches but I've slowly been getting enough mobility to hold something steady in it, and  gods I've been bored not being able to paint, or play computer games, or do much apart from watch the telly. and it's only been a week.

still, I have managed to polish off another "quick and dirty" Kan for my son's Ork force, including my first real attempt at a "glowing" eye. So on lieu of anything more interesting, here he is.

Monday, 9 July 2012

Not Only War?

Things have been a little quiet here for the last couple of weeks whilst I've been waiting for my next batch of figures to be delivered. and now they have!

So thats a whole stack of Marines to expend my Blood Ravens out to a fairly rounded 1000 point force, plus some Orks for Ewan to add to his collection. Unfortunately, just as these guys finally arrived, I managed to fall over and break a bone in my elbow, which really precludes much in the way of painting in the near future.

Well, bugger, as they say.