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Friday, July 22, 2011

Isle of Blood Mage

Its done. I see more booboo's to fix with the camera close-ups, but in person it looks good, and even though this is a character model, I don't want to spend more time with it at the moment. The reavers have all gotten a coat of chainmail. Two of the horses have the hair painted on. I might be able to catch up yet! No sign of the baby as of yet, which allows me to work on my painting. Of course, now that I have written this I can guess what will happen.


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

High Elf WIP

17 was the magic number. I have finished the 17 needed to fill my points total, along with a few extras to get me to 20. Ok, not completly finished, but as good as. Now I just need to find 10 more of these Lothern Seaguard and I will expand the unit to 30. That is proving difficult as no one I know has any they want to sell, give away or trade.
Then there is the High elf mage from the box set. He looks lovely, but oh so many details! That has become the bane of my catch-up time. I like the looks of him so far, but he is becoming painful to work on. The light colour scheme will allow me to field him with the lores I envision, and it will tie him into the army very well. I will try to get a close up of the smoke on a later post, I think it turned out pretty well.
Lastly my Reavers have started to receive some paint. I was very afraid of them before I started, but I call this guy, colour by numbers, as everything is very easy to pick out. I painted this up so far in a short time before bed last night. I think they will look great when done.

These three, bring the total to 18

This makes 20!
So much painful detail
what are they going to look like--Kinda


Sunday, July 17, 2011

Front 15

Better late than never! The last 5 and the character are almost done too. I have put together 8 more Sword-masters to go with the already half finished 10 I have. That will create a 6 wide unit of 18. If I can find some extra (non command group) Sea guard, I will increase that unit too. 6 Reavers, including a standard bearer are ready for paint too...I have not given up!
Without further ado... Here they are
The front 5, and friends

Second rank (aka next 5)

3d rank

Monday, July 11, 2011

Getting there. the front rank is fully done (need to do gems, but no rush) and little steams from dragon mouths on sheilds, but that too can wait. Will have the next ten done right away, as they are only a step behind. Its been very busy though here witha baby on the way, seems everyone wants to come spend some time before the birth. Entertaining guests makes for poor painting conditions!!
Anyone still reading this, thanks for your patience!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

I'm a Git

YES, thats right...I'm a GIT! Month one of my Tale of Painters has been failed. Too many things happening, and not enough time.
I am blaming my lack of success on:
1) Field trips. Over night field trips really make it tough to paint no?
2) Work. Need I say more? June is always the busiest month of the year...what was I thinking??
3) RIFT! Damn you awesome computer game! "Gee, I only have 30 minutes, maybe ill play some computer as thats not long enough to get any painting done..."
4) Family. New baby on the way, lots to get done in preperation.

OK, so month one didnt work out. But I am so close, I will get those 17 Seaguard done in the next week along with the mage and then get started on my next unit of Reavers. Hopefully I will be able to complete and catch up by the end of this coming month...even though my baby is expected this month... DAMN you Life, and the business you throw at me!

On a different tangent...whats up with this storm of magic? Has anyone played it? Is it a seperate game or just another GW "buy more stuff" gimmick? I really love some of the new monsterous mounts and stuff that are available because of it. I think I want to get the magical chaos pillar for a mage and customize one for a high Elf...or keep it chaossy for my ...chaos army?

More later,