Saturday, February 23, 2008

Alamanni Striptease!

After finishing the Psiloi stand last night, I had a long, hard look at the rest of the army I had started painting a couple of years back. It was obvious I wasn't very interested at the time, plus I was just starting to experiment with the Vallejo paints, so the basecoats were pretty poor... and I forgot which colors I used. :)

Anyhoo, all the archers and the majority of the warband minis have taken a bath in Super Clean. They look fresh out of the package and are ready for a fresh start... so here I goooooooo!

Monday, February 18, 2008

Web Site Update

I'm slowly, but surely, adding more bits and pieces to the web site. It's mostly a matter of motivation right now (still!). The "Galleries" section is still going to be the biggest pain to build, but I'm making notes as I have ideas on how to set it up.

I'm still not sure how much longer it's going to be before I actually re-launch, but I'm getting closer.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Painting My Early Franks (Alamanni)

So I still haven't finished painting Bergo, but that was really only a temporary break from painting 15's.

Speaking of 15's, I'm now back to work on the Alamanni army I started painting approximately three - four years ago. The worst part, as usual, is deciding on colors for the clothing. In the long run the shields are going to be the problem, but I've pretty much decided to save those for last.

One thing I've gotten somewhat done on the majority of the models so far is the flesh. I've had to go back over most of what I started a while back. I apparently wasn't really interested in painting again at the time and the flesh looked a little foul. Now the flesh on all the prepped models has been given a nice, fresh coat of Vallejo Model Color Flat Flesh (955) . Once dry, this was given a wash of Winsor & Newton Nut Brown ink thinned slightly with Magic Wash.

I'm about to start a new job, so I'm trying to get as much of this army knocked out within the next week as I can so I can try and get in some gaming in the near future.

Stay tuned for details.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Bergo Ironbelly, Halfling Pirate (Reaper) - Work In Progress

Picked up this little guy last week and actually started working on him the day I got him. In 20+ years of painting miniatures that's a first!

Here's a pic of said dreaded seadog in progress: