Sunday, March 17, 2013

10,000 View mark and another model finished!

I have, after five years hit the 10,000 view mark for this blog.  That would equate about 2,000 a year, but I have a sinking feeling that nobody read this blog for its first three or so years of existence.  In any case, its a good feeling to hit this small milestone.  I hope to have the updates coming out more regularly and get back to painting with greater frequency.

Now onto the painted model.  Well, I would be lying if I said I had just finished painting it, as again, like most of my stuff right now, it sat mostly completed on my painting table, waiting for some love.  In the case of this particular model, all that was left was to build / paint up the base.  Pretty simple job in the end, just glue a Renedra grave stone onto it, fill openings with woodfiller and paint.

I present "Convict Gunslinger" by Wyrd Miniatures (makers of Malifaux):

To be completely honest, I found this to be one of the more interesting models to paint from this company.  I think it boils down to having the challenge of painting up so much skin.  I tried to add a little more "cartoon" to my painting style in order to make this model really pop.

Hair and beard done in purple in order to fit in with the rest of my Malifaux models, all of which have at least a bit of purple paint on them.

I'm still far off from having a crew ready to play, but I enjoy painting these models one at a time as they are so full of character.

Monday, March 11, 2013

ImagiNation: Small update

First of all, I must apologize for the poor quality of the picture, I've misplaced the battery for my camera, thus have resorted to using my phone.

After the post about building my village, I sat down and finished off a model that has been sitting on the painting desk since before Christmas.  You may recognize the gentleman on the right, this model was painted up as "Il Princippe Giuseppe Martellato", the overall commander of my army.  I had based him on a standard cavalry pill base, but after a few games, I was unhappy with the level of impact such a small base had on the look of my army on the battlefield (yup, I'm that picky / anal about things).

I specifically ordered the second model on this base (the left one) from Front Rank because of how it could interact well with the one used for the Prince.  He represents the Prince's rather poorer half-brother: "Counte Arsenio di Marinato" (Earl Arsenio the Pickled).  The most trustable of the Prince's family, the Earl, while not so drunk that he cannot ride his horse, is a formidable military commander in his own right.

By using a 60mm base, my new command stand should have a better visual impact on the table.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Founding a Village (Terrain WIP)

Ahhh, finally getting around to putting up another post on this now rather neglected blog.  As per my usual standard, I've stuck to my guns and am still a mercurial painter.  After a pretty impressive outburst of painting and modelling from September to November of 2012, I've sunk back into my always oppressive funk and have not really touched any of my wargaming stuff since then.

For "Christmas" my order of buildings from Pegasus Hobbies finally arrived at my FLGS.  Now if you look back a couple posts ago, I had received a box of two buildings back in October and quickly set about building and painting them.  The rest of my rather large order arrived and again, I quickly built them.  Only problem now is I need to finish shingling on all the building, which is going to be a long task.

As my longtime gaming buddy and best friend Mike put it "I think it's no longer a village, closer to a town.  If you add an Ikea, it could be considered a city."

According to our running gag, in Canada only a settlement with an Ikea store can be considered a city.  Anything else is a large town.

Anyway, next part of my scheme is to cut MDF bases and shingle the roofs.