Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Yes I'm Still Alive

Wow!  It's been a while, hasn't it?  I told myself I would be way more regular with this blog but things have been stupid crazy lately and certain things have had to be put on hold.

I do have an update though.

Last month I worked my ass off and got 5 Eldar Wraithguard painted up.  I think these are the best models I've ever done and am very happy with them.  of course, being the artist, I can see all the mistakes but that's something I will just have to work on.

So here are some pics.  As always, comments, questions and suggestions are always welcome.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Happy Holidays!

It's been a silent night around here, huh?

I've been busy with everything and probably won't get around to posting again until 2014.

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season and get all the toys you want.


Monday, December 9, 2013

Nurgle Chaos Lord and Impudent Mortal

I have finished the Nurgle Chaos Lord and dropped him off in the case of my local GW store.  I'm pretty happy with him.  I think I got him done, start to finish in about 8 or 9 hours.

I also wanted to plug Impudent Mortal again.  Their web store is now live and you can find it here.

In a past review of the Impudent Mortal Terrain, I said that they needed to post directions for the construction of these amazing buildings.  Walt came through and you can find them all here.

Next project that I'm going to work on is finishing up the rest of my Dropzone Commander Shaltari models.


Thursday, December 5, 2013

Wait... What Do You Mean It's Thursday?!?

I'm trying hard to update on Sunday and Wednesday but things have been so crazy around here with Thanksgiving and what not that I've lost track of the days.

Well, the good news in all this is I've managed to do some actual hobby!

My shiny new Games Workshop store is having a monthly Brotherhood of the Brush painting competition and I just couldn't help but get involved.  The theme for December is Warriors of Chaos and that gave me the opportunity to paint a model I've wanted to for some time, the Nurgle Chaos Lord.

Assembly of the model was very simple and I could have spent hours converting the heck out of it but I wanted to focus on painting.  So far I've got about 5 hours into the model and am happy with how it's come together so far.

I've got quite a lot to do to him still, maybe another 5 or 10 hours until he's done.  I'm just pleased to be back in the saddle.

Also, the GW store is doing "A Tale of Many Gamers" which is basically an escalation league, building and painting 3000 points over the course of 6 months.  It was a good excuse for me to pick up the Eldar Ghost Warriors set to get me started.  Look for work on those over the coming months.


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American readers.

Not much of an update today as I've got a house full of people getting ready for the holiday.

I spent the last two days completing the organization of my paints but haven't had time to put paint to model.  Hopefully next Wednesday's update will see some more Dropzone Commander models completed.

Have a great holiday weekend.  Don't eat too much turkey and if you are anything like me, enjoy avoiding all the Black Friday nonsense.


Sunday, November 24, 2013

Finally! Progress Has Begun on Models Again!

(Read the title of this post in the style of The Rock doing a wrestling promo)

Hey guys, it seems like it's been forever but I finally got started working on actual models again.  Today I managed to move 14 items (38 models) to the finished column of my Kanban Board.  Not that it was really a lot of work but it's progress, right?

So what got done I hear you asking... well...

I flocked the bases on my Dropzone Commander Shaltari Braves and Firstborn then satin coated them and brushed gloss on their lenses.

I satin coated and painted gloss on the lenses of the following Dropzone Commander models:

Six Shaltari Tomahawk Main Grav Tanks

Six Shaltai Kukri AA Grav Tanks

Two Shaltari Warspear Heavy Fighters

Four Shaltari Yari Light Grav Tanks

Four Shaltari Haven Terragates

I also satin coated the Warsenal Large and Small Containers

Now that I've got things moving along I'm going to try to put a huge dent in my backlog.

Also, I'm trying real hard to make sure I'm updating on Sunday and Wednesday evenings.  Bear with me though because things are still kind of hectic around here, especially with the holidays coming up.

See you again on Wednesday.


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Damn You Carl Tuttle! Damn You to Hell!!!

I'm a regular listener to both The Independent Characters and The Overlords Podcasts.  Lately they have both been talking quite a bit about Kanban Boards and I thought it might be a good way to keep me moving on my projects so I signed up for Kanban Flow a few weeks ago.

Tonight I got serious about filling it out and have spent the last several hours cataloging my models that are waiting for paint.  Oh my freaking lord!!!  I really didn't realize how bad it was until I got started on this.  I'm probably not even halfway done entering information and haven't even started on 40K.  Add to that the fact that I have a crapton of models coming from various kickstarters and I think I'm going to have enough to keep me busy for the next two years.

Here is a quick screen shot of what I've gotten cataloged so far.

The left column, "Prep to Assemble" is huge right now and I have barely even scratched the surface of it.  It's going to take me a few days to get this thing completely filled in and there will be some items added to the "Painting in Progress" section soon.

I blame you, Carl Tuttle... this is all your fault!