Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Back to Action

Well, I'm back from my cruise, and I'm stoked to be painting again. The cruise was great, and in a divergence from my normal painting-focused entries, here's some highlights:
  • Got lots of sun
  • Went ATV riding through St Maartan (favorite thing)
  • Went horseback riding in the ocean (literally, up to my waist!)
  • Went helmet diving in St Thomas (spooky but fun)
  • Read Generations
  • Nearly finished The Fabric of the Universe by Brian Greene
  • Relaxed a ton
  • Ate way too much
  • Saw a pile of movies: Monster House, The Hoax, The Holiday, Evan Almighty, License to Wed, Zodiac, others that I can't remember, plus alot of football

Oh, and an additional side note, the pureblood that I painted for my buddy Sean won best painted model at the Stampede tourney at his LGS. I'm stoked. It gets me even more pumped up for Kublacon.

Time to get crackin! I got the 5 Krielstone Scribes primed and awaiting paint right now. Then on to solos once I'm warmed up again.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Trollkin Champions

Finally finished the champs. They had been about 75% done for well over a week now. This last weekend I wrapped up the many little details and then finished sealing them this morning before work. Overall, they weren't as painful to do as I expected, but I also didn't go for more than what I consider a tabletop quality job. No painting like I have a pair here, with perhaps the exception of using two brush shading on the skin.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Squads are Hard

I'm currently working on the Trollkin Champs and they are coming along ok, but I have to admit to less than my standard effort on these guys. The models are ok, but the poses of their arms is making painting them a bit challenging. Painting them in pieces would have been just as annoying though. Anyway, I'm trying to get at least one layer of paint on them each day. Today I did all the metalics, and a couple days ago I finished up the skin. Between those two steps, they are actually quite a ways towards done, at least at first glance. However there's plenty of details that will drag them out I'm sure.