Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Progress on Guards

I finally sorted myself out and started painting up the guards I got. I have done the cloaks and skin and I am really pleased with the results. When you have a plan down you can whiz through figures really quickly with the shade,mid and highlight steps. I am waiting on the Pilum and transfers from Gripping Beast.

I went ahead and bought a Paintier 80. I have been on the fence about this for a while but as I am restricted space wise I thought I should go for it. I highly recommend it to every one. It has a swivel base thing not unlike a "lazy susan" and it fits every kind of paint imaginable. Suprisngly, it is very sturdy too nothing has dropped or fallen while in the paintier. The only bad side is that I don't have enough room for all my paints! I sort of solved this by stacked the Reaper triads behind each other so the highlight is the one I see directly. Its not ideal but it works!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Roman Praetorian Guards

I bought some guards off trademe which I am hoping to paint up. Unfortunately they didn't come with spears so it looks like I will have to make my own possibly with brass rod?

The WW1 stuff has been put on hold until my bases from warbases have arrived. 4 pounds shipped from England for 20 huge bases :)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

WWI Early German research

I didn't get any painting done today but collected some reference pictures to help me to quickly paint up my WWI german force. Could be handy for someone or my own future use.

There seems to be a lot of debate as to whether the colours of the early uniforms were green or more blue. After reading a few books and asking around I found out that they are indeed a grey-blue. Especially early war. The green wasn't adopted until later.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Start of blog - Current projects

I have decided the start a blog just to document some wargaming things I have going on. I got the idea from Chris as a matter of fact. This will hopefully keep me motivated and keep painting. It is also a good way to see what others are up to.

At the moment I am finishing up the WW1 early germans but I get sidetracked easily. I switch projects all the time and currently don't have a single project actually finished!! Because of the meds I am on, painting is a slow process so don't expect to see much done. I also have a really poor quality camera but this blog is less about showing off my painting rather than seeing what everyone else is up to.

P.S. For the non-techies that don't have blogs you can RSS this. It means it will pop up on your computer when I have made a new post.

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