My little corner of the web, dedicated to my hobby and ramblings. I play most Games Workshop games including their specialist range and have recently started playing RPG';s. I am always looking to improve and take my painting up a notch and any C&C are welcome :)
Since i have the photos in my photobucket account from my last guard army attempt i though i may as well chuck these on the blog too.
This is a nice and easy way to make good looking urban bases quickly and more cheaply than buying a stack of resin (Yes I am bitter that I don't get the freebie bases some of the better bloggers get sent for free! lol).
I think these are pretty self explainetry so no guide just pics and a couple of finished examples.
Pretty straight forward stuff, but if you have any questions feel free to ask.
Okies, sorry for not blogging this week but work has been a real struggle and i have been so close to chucking it in and throwing a few very choice words at a couple of people i work with, but alas with a wife and 2 children to feed and water it is not an option.
So if anyone has a job that pays good money and needs someone willing to work damned hard for them, i'm your man! ;oD lol, if only it were that easy....
anyway, back on subject.
Got a load of vallejo bottles in the post today, so the gw paints will be moving into these shortly.
Have finished up the test guardsman, and although far from perfect i still quite like him. had a very quick play about with a snow base but it turned out pretty bad. I used the same method on my Ogre Kingdom army which i really liked but don't think it will work too well for my Guard army.
Sorry for the poor pics! but it's late and im tired!
Have 15 torsos primed and started with a base coat, so now that i am finished with the test mini i can start churning out a squad or two.
Have also been thinking about doing some snowmobile rough riders in keeping with the winter theme. One problem, i have no idea where to start or how i will do it! lol
Will get some better pics and some more painting and basing done on Sunday, tomorrow i am taking the kids to the seaside to build sandcastles, eat ice cream, play at the amusements and cry when it's time to go home ;oD
Until then, stay safe and always wear clean underwear
That's him pretty much done now, except for the obvious of course! bases will be done separately and probably when the whole army is finished. arms will be done in a batch with the next lot of figs i do.
I am quite happy with him and since you don't see many snow camo Cadians he should be pretty unique on the tabletop. Not too bad for a test fig at all.
Will crack on now in batches of five legs, heads, bodies and paint most if not all the arms and extras, so i can kit the army out according to whatever list i come up with while painting all my models up.
Taking suggestions on names and fluff and lists, so feel free free to comment.
Done a little tidying up on the spots, and done a few little extra bits on the face and glasses. Not happy with the shades, so i will re-do those later. I need to pic a metal colour for the buckle and badges, but can't decide if i should go for white instead.
Overall I do really like this scheme and am raring to go to get a squad under way ;o)
Have been side-tracked of late, after feeling disappointed with the last escher ganger i needed a break and decided to try and save my dried up GW paints.
I have been using Vallejo mostly of late so my poor neglected GW stuff was left to sit in a cupboard untouched for a year or so :o(
using a few drops of water and giving them a good shake and stirring, i managed to refresh 95% of my collection back to a good, usable standard.
to try and prevent the paint drying problem in the future i am gong to transfer all my GW paints over to Vallejo style bottles (which will help with getting my mixes right), and use an 8mm glass bead as an agitator to help keep the mix nice and even.
I have also decided to re-start my guard with a new scheme, the old ones i have done will be stripped and repainted after i finish painting up the unassembled stock i have.
The new scheme is based on the Cadian 122nd from the last rule book, but will use the winter scheme and will be renamed into my own regiment with its own history too no doubt.
Progress so far, need to do a little more work on the blue and the fatigues will be taken up to near white before i add the camo pattern.
I have never played Guard, either with or against! so need some help picking my army list so if you have any advise for an infantry heavy army list please feel free to comment!.