Saturday, January 26, 2008

Updates

Latest news on the relaunch of the web site...

I'm in the process of rebuilding the maintenance app. It was a rush job when I converted it from ASP about 5 years ago, so I'm cleaning up the PHP code and spicing it up a bit with AJAX. This is really going to streamline the processes by which I add and maintain site content. It really makes sense that I get the maint app mostly working before getting back to the web site itself, so it might be a few more weeks/months before I have the site to where I'm really ready to put it back online, but it will be back.

Painting update...

I'm actually working on finishing up the Cryx Battlegroup for Warmachine. I started painting it about three years ago and got 3/5 of the actual painting done. The bonejacks were completely painted, but the bases needed to be done, so I'm doing that, as well. I had gotten the Slayer Helljack mostly done, so I'm finishing up the actual painting and basing. I hadn't even started on Warwitch Deneghra, apart from a black undercoat, but I'll move on to her once I'm finished with the Slayer.

I haven't decided what to work on once I've finished the Cryx battlegroup. I'll either work on some more Cryx stuff (Bile Thralls, maybe?), or I'll go back to the 15's for a bit and paint up some Frankish opposition for my Middle Imperial Romans.

That's all for now.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Middle Imperial Romans... FINISHED!

I finally finished painting and basing my Middle Imperial Romans for DBA. It took a little longer than I thought it would with the General. I realized just how out of practice I was when trying to paint his cape.

The only thing really left to do with them is to order decals for the shields. Will probably do that this week.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Middle Imperial Romans - Last Element!

Working on the General element of the Middle Imperial Romans. Once his stand is done, the army will be pretty much done. Just the matter of basing the cav stands and then getting some shield decals for the Legionaries and Auxilia troops.

Here are the General's "bodyguard" models in progress:

















Here is a bad photo of the army in full, except for the General element:












I should hopefully be done with the General stand and all the basing by tonight. Taking a little more time on painting this stand to make it stand out a bit. Looking forward to finishing my first DBA army!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Next Project

I'm almost finished with these Middle Imperial Romans. I think I'm going to take a break from 15mm and work on some of my Warmachine stuff before moving on to the 15mm Frankish opponents for the Romans... We'll see...

Monday, January 7, 2008

Tuareg Blue

Experimenting.... Arabic/North African style Light Horse for my Middle Imperial Romans...

Sort of the Dallimore/Foundry three color style...

Base/Shade - Citadel Nightworld Blue from the OLD Epic Scale Paint set
Highlight I/Main color - Vallejo Model Color 930 Dark Blue
Highlight II - Golden Fluid Acrylic Titanium White.

This turned out fairly decent for a gaming standard 15mm piece. For command/character pieces, though, I probably won't start with the Nightworld Blue basecoat.