Sunday, March 15, 2009

1-1-1-1 Primal Composition

Nay, i haven't stopped painting, but the updates have declined slightly, but i AM still painting! The Shredder from the previous post is done (Ie, his basing is done, minus the flocking). More work has been done on the IH and two WB guys as well, so progress is moving along. I also started cleaning up Thagrosh due to the 1-1-1-1 Army Composition concept.

Side note, I got my Limited Edition SEH!!! (Soulless Elven Hooker) aka Eiryss (yeah SEH is a common name for her) from PP and i picked up Epic Thagrosh (Which has somewhat caused the need to paint up every Thaggy model i own).

Anyway, i thought i would do the 1-1-1-1 comp for some of my armies, and since I'm on an everblight rush, i thought i'd do that. So the 1-1-1-1 is basically a single choice of each model type (Warlock, Warbeast, Unit, Solo). For Everblight, for me, I have chosen Thagrosh as my 'lock (also, I'm ONLY using Primal at this point in time, so no fancy Evolution of Metamorphisis models just yet). For my Warbeast I'm gonig the Carnivean, since it's the only heavy warbeast the Legion have, and since it's a restrained army, i figured i'd better take the best. Unit wise i'm probably thinking of Warmongers since they are going to be pretty durable, but this MAY change. Only reason why i've gone them thus far is because i have the actual models. The solo choice will have to be a Forsaken (only solo we have in Primal) however i don't have the model yet!

Still haven't had a chance to sit down and calculate points, as i'd still like it to be roughly around 350, so that may mean i'll have to take 3 Warmongers only instead of a full squad of 5.

Now i expect this lil plan of mine will probably take the next 10 thousand years to do, but eh, we'll see. I will be making an attempt to paint both Thags and eThags at the same time, so yeah, there will be something interesting. I also want to get rid of my Angelius before i start up on the Carnivean, so yeah, this may take a while, on top of painting everything else that strikes my fancy (at least i'm never bored!)

So that's basically the plan atm, figured i'd get this out in the air now before people thought i was slacking off again....


Tuesday, March 03, 2009

The Cleaning goes to plan!

I'm going to try to randomly change the pic layout on this and use proper Photobucket linkage, so bare with me.

Quick summary wise, the painting desk clean up is going well. Been hitting up both GW and PP models, to the point i'm just going to let the pictures do the talking.

Only thing that erks me about the Shredder is some of the un-smoothness of the highlighting. However, given that it was my first Legion model, it's ok that the highlighting wasn't perfect. However, with the advent of the most excellent Foundation washes, that issue may soon be rectified!

Anyway, let us try the pics!!





Sunday, March 01, 2009

Clean up Time!!

So I decded to take a pic of my painting desk:

As you can see, there is alot of stuff on it! With the LPC now finished at the B&C, I'm going to try and push for a cleaner painting desk and as a result, try to paint up half the stuff (well ideally ALL the stuff) on that desk so i can do a quick re-configue of the desk. The good thing is that there is a nice variety happening there with both GW and PP stuff, so being bored of painting shouldn't really happen.

With the few days remaining of this long weekend, I'm hoping to get a good start again on the 'test' WB minis as well as try to make progress on my Test IH mini. I also for some weird reason want to finish that lil Shredder, especially now that the 3rd Book for Hordes is going to be in my hands very, very soon! Hopefully i'll be able to cement down the painting style for that (I should really make small notes as to how I am painting things, as i really forget =X) and hopefully try to clear off the Angelius that is happily taking up space!

Sure this won't be an easy task (and man, the more i think about it, this is starting to sound like a 2009 Resolution, which in a way it is, at least informally)....

So yeah, that's the big plan for this year!

Now to see if it will ever occur =X


LPC Vow Complete

Believe it or not, i finished my LPC vow (which for those who may not remember was my Word Bearers Dark Apostle). Granted there probably is a few more things that COULD be done, but largely the model itself is completed and i think it would quite happily make table top standards.

Before i post a pic or two, here are the things i have learned from this mini:

- Sweet, i now know how to get the dark, deep, rich red i want for my WB! This is partly due to the new Foundation Washes, man Badab Black is one handy lil bottle.
- I recall why i like building minis in PIECES... Although the base, the model itself and his backpack were separate, the main bulk of the mini i wish was in more pieces for general ease of access to areas. However, i think i managed quite well.
- I need to tell my brain (and soon) how to discern when a mini hits the table top painted level because it could carry on and on and on on every minor detail that needed to be worked on/touched up on. To be honest, i think of all the time spent painting the model, it was alot of the nit picks that really started stretching out the process. I think another thing that didn't help was the fact i didn't hit same color areas at the same time, so there was an unfortunate repetition of the same paint bottles being opened over and over.
- Finally had a chance to dip my hand (not literally) into all the paint range i have now (P3, Vallejo, Foundation Range + Washes). Suffice to say, they are all of top quality, and things like the washes are darn handy! I'm pretty sure Gryphonne Sepia and Badab Black were my Washes of interest for this mini.

Anyway, let's have some pics!!

Now with the LPC done, i'm going to try and start embarking on the mission of cleaning up my painting desk. Now this isn't a bad thing either and with some potential new Call threads occuring soon, i may be able to get a few minis knocked off my desk (and luckily for me, these ones aren't major complex ones like my Dark Apostle).