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Re: WIP Blog of a barely competent painter...

Postby Dave » Fri Mar 19, 2010 7:51 pm

Given he's an elf it's probably a Cardigan to ward off chills!
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Re: WIP Blog of a barely competent painter...

Postby cerebros » Sat Mar 20, 2010 3:29 pm

Damn weather! Spent ages cleaning up another batch of Dragon Princes so I could undercoat them today and it's pee'ed it down all day here so far.
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Re: WIP Blog of a barely competent painter...

Postby Dave » Sat Mar 20, 2010 3:59 pm

I do my undercoating indoors when that happens, I just wear a dust mask and don't go back in the same room for a while afterwards.
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Re: WIP Blog of a barely competent painter...

Postby cerebros » Sat Mar 20, 2010 9:51 pm

Well unfortunately I don't have anywhere I could do that in my house. Although I suppose with a bit of rearranging I might be able to use the shed (although that's going to mean getting damp at the least if not soaked since it's at the other end of the garden from the house)
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Re: WIP Blog of a barely competent painter...

Postby cerebros » Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:48 pm

Managing to get round to doing a few bits and pieces at home at the moment (although I managed to do nothing on Sunday).

Just shoot me if I ever think about doing an army with as much detail on unless I'm planning to just dip it!

In the aim of cohesiveness I've decided to get round to painting the white cloth blue on the models I've got almost done from my first few units.
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Re: WIP Blog of a barely competent painter...

Postby cerebros » Sun Apr 04, 2010 8:31 am

Well as there was some reasonable light coming through the lounge windows yesterday I decided to take some shots of the whole army that's been painted or is in progress at the moment.

Unfortunately, after having set everything up, I then found out that the battery in my DSLR was flat (which tends to happen if you don't remember to take it out of the camera when not in use. Oops) so as I was wanting to get a bit of painting done I decided to quickly take the shots with the wife's camera. Hence they're not as sharp as I'd have liked and you're also only getting 4 shots here as they're the only ones that managed to pass muster once I saw the end result on-screen.

First, a shot of the army from a high point.

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Next, a lower shot of the whole army

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The White Lions (current working on the command group and then need to go back and paint the cloth blue on the other models so that everything matches)

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Finally my Mage, again work in progress (I'm actually still trying to decide what colours to use on the cloth bits on his front which is hindering progress here)

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I'm currently wondering if I've bitten off more than I can chew with having entered the Maelstrom Summer Incursion as I'll need to paint up another 500 points worth of models in case I end up playing armies from a higher band (although given the amount of time I'm getting to play right now I'm guessing that apart from game 1 I'll be playing against people not using armies regarded as particularly hard so I probably won't end up using my reserves)
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Re: WIP Blog of a barely competent painter...

Postby wildcard » Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:10 am

looking good - and don't worry about getting the painting done - I've entered that event as well and I have 2250 points to paint! :shock:
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Re: WIP Blog of a barely competent painter...

Postby slamdunkdesign » Sun Apr 04, 2010 10:11 am

cerebros wrote:I'm currently wondering if I've bitten off more than I can chew with having entered the Maelstrom Summer Incursion as I'll need to paint up another 500 points worth of models in case I end up playing armies from a higher band (although given the amount of time I'm getting to play right now I'm guessing that apart from game 1 I'll be playing against people not using armies regarded as particularly hard so I probably won't end up using my reserves)


I had thought about entering it to, but like you I was worried about the amount of points. I still have not fiished my 2250 pts worth of Orcs and Goblins for the SCGT! For the Maelstrom event I'd need 3k of points, and it would all be Core, so huge blocks of boyz. Plus the dates clash with my brothers birthday and England v USA!

Good luck getting it all finished. The army wide shots look excellent, and I like the blue robes on the archers. It seems like you have done a lot on a large range of models, so you just need to push on and finish the odd unit. I found that it helped to get a unit finished as I was just thinking that everything looked almost done but not quite!

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Re: WIP Blog of a barely competent painter...

Postby cerebros » Sun Apr 04, 2010 10:13 am

wildcard wrote:looking good - and don't worry about getting the painting done - I've entered that event as well and I have 2250 points to paint! :shock:


Well don't forget it's taken me 18 months just to get the army to this state.

Much though I'm loathe to do it, I'm going to have to try just doing the minimum on the models I'm planning to take so they are at least at the minimum level and hope I then still have time to start bringing stuff up to scratch.
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Re: WIP Blog of a barely competent painter...

Postby cerebros » Sun Apr 04, 2010 10:18 am

slamdunkdesign wrote:Good luck getting it all finished. The army wide shots look excellent, and I like the blue robes on the archers. It seems like you have done a lot on a large range of models, so you just need to push on and finish the odd unit. I found that it helped to get a unit finished as I was just thinking that everything looked almost done but not quite!


My problem is that when I started playing again I went a bit mad snapping stuff up from ebay so I've got quite a bit of stuff needing to be painted and I keep doing little bits on different things - mostly because I've got bored with something else. Also, when I did start painting this army I spent quite a bit of time experimenting with how I was going to paint things. Starting out with white for the cloth didn't help as I was finding I needed to put on several layers of paint to get a just about acceptible finish. Things have gotten quicker now I've switched to blue as the Foundry paint I'm using now goes on a lot better, especially as it doesn't seem to need as much (or any) watering down compared to the GW paints.

Edit: Forgot to say (was concentrating on something else while writing the original post) that when (if) I do another army I do plan on doing just one unit at a time to try and make sure it feels like I'm making some progress.
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