Finished Ray's Gorbad Ironclaw
Received and completed two Feralgeists for Alex. These have to be some of the worst models I've had the misfortune to paint. For one thing they're supposed to be spectre-like models, rising up from a skeleton thing, and there's just not much of a sculpt to them, I think there's barely more detail to the model than GW's ghost models which were basically guys draped in sheets. And it's a multi-part model, not only multi-part but the join between the two body pieces (top and bottom) is terrible. Okay, a Khadoran 'Jack needs some putty to gap fill. A Dire Troll needs putty. But I need to gap fill a ghost?
Anyway, they're done.
Put some little caps with fur lining on my Kislevite Zombies. Oh yeah, I got to read the VC book, I'm gonna need a lot of Zombies no matter what.
Put some more fur on my Varghulf. 175 points and there's a bunch of other rare choices, not sure I can afford the Vargie.
Began work on Tony's Empire troops, Griffon Standard Bearer, Warrior Priest, and Empire General on horse.
I never feel like I'm getting much work done when I have these periods where I'm doing solos and people's heroes. I guess I'm just used to working 5-10 models at a time, so completing three models in a night (two of which were just ghosts and not overly complicated), just feels like I didn't get much accomplished.
Need to pick up some more Brown Ink, I finished a bottle again today, I'll probably use the money from Cliff's Bolt Thrower to just buy 6. I also ordered some FW brown inks, but I can't tell what the browns really look like online, so I had to order two different browns. One will be too red, and hopefully the other will be right. I'll get a chance to use it, see if it'll replace my GW ink. GW's ink has properties I'm really used to, like the way it dirties up metal. Matt's Ogres would look completely different if I didn't have the ink for their weapons and gut plates. Bleh, I'm sad GW is getting rid of their brown ink...really just the brown ink.
Today was a good day, though I got some stuff in the mail. Leaf Litter, which is basically broken up seed pods (Birch I think) some colors of which were dyed to look different colors. Mine are light brown. I'm looking forward to using them soon. I also got a pot of...well I forgot what it was. I'd considered buying some powdered pigment to play with, so when I sat down and looked at the non-descript little pot of powder I couldn't remember what it was supposed to be. So I ran out into the cold night to get my garbage, which was where the invoice for my shipment was. The cold has woken me up, the warm drowsy feeling is gone. Bleh.
Anyway, it's a Dark Umber Weathering Powder Pot. When I was surfing this site:
I came across this Tamiya weathering kit stuff. When I clicked to order I thought
I was getting a set of three colors with a little make-up brush to apply it with. Imagine how underwhelmed I was when I just got the one pot of powder. So this stuff is like makeup, a blush of sorts. I imagine you spot it on with a flat brush, and it leaves spots like mud splatter. I'm waiting for my first victim and I'll let folks know how it works. It'll need a varnish to fix it to the model though, it's just powder. Thank goodness they sent me the Dark Umber and not the White or Red I saw...though maybe for rust... Dammit!
You may call me Bob.