Sunday, 4 May 2014
It's been a while hasn't it?
I'm fully aware that I have neglected this blog for near 2 months now. It only seems yesterday that I was looking at it thinking 'Wow, I've not put anything up for a month!'. Sadly, that was all down to a mix of a high amount of work, and hitting a point of low motivation to painting where I really couldn't focus on one project for any amount of time. However, I have finished a few of my older projects and am going to show them today.
It also helped that the Imperial Guard had recently been released, so I chose TANKS! as the theme, and I now had a deadline to finish this miniature.
The problem I had with decals was the glossy finish that they usually give, but, after reading up, I found that putting and 'Ardcoat layer down first, then applying the transfer before finally finishing the model with a coat of Purity Seal blended the decal nicely and got rid of that sheen that is synonymous with it.
Death Company Dreadnought
Some time last year I decided to have a game with the Blood Angels and proxyed this fellow and instantly fell in love with the destruction that he brought to the battlefield.
I think I'm going to pick the Blood Angels up again soon and add a few reinforcements to them for a bit, up until I reach 1500 or 2k worth. If they get a new Codex soon, that might also help.
The idea here was to revisit the Necrons from my initial Tale of Many Gamers and start adding the units that I never got round to painting. For example, the Monolith and the Tesseract Vault.
They were quick and simple to paint thanks to the paint scheme that I chose, and I think I needed that to actually get back into the habit of painting models and finishing them.
I threw them almost immediately into a game and was very impressed as they held of Vulkan He'Stan and his retinue of veterans for 2 turns, before a Dreadnought had to join the party to finish them off.
Finally, here is a model for my next project, I'm not going to discuss it in this post, but will update the blog again shortly....