Saturday, July 26, 2008

New Citadel inks

OK. I gave in and picked up a set of the new Citadel inks... oops.. washes today. I've heard a lot of good things about them. Hoping it's not just GW fanboy drool. If they really do dry flat, I'm going to be very happy.

I also picked up a couple of bottles of the foundation paints to give them a try... orcish colors after last nights discovery of even more greenskin models. I'm guessing I've probably got close to 5,000 points, or more, of orcs and goblins; a good number of the goblins are mid-1980's - early-1990's era Citadel METAL, too!

Also picked up the latest Orc & Goblin army book and the new Daemons of Chaos book. It's too humid to prime today and weather is supposed to be bad tomorrow, so maybe I can get some stuff painted once I get laundry, etc. done...

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Got the urge...

...but wasn't really motivated to jump back into the 15mm Early Franks, so got back to work on some long neglected 25/28mm Dacians and plastic Citadel Orc Archers. The Dacians are also archers, so instead of wasting paint, I went ahead and got out a few of the orc models I'd primed ages ago and started painting the bows on those as well.

I'm going to do a little experiment and see if working on several different projects at once will help my motivation by breaking up the monotony.

Looks like rain this weekend, so I'll have a good excuse to paint!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Wow! No post in three months!

OK, I've been really busy with work and other side projects, so I haven't really had a chance to work on the site in a while.

On the actual painting front, I've been priming up as many single piece miniatures as I can. I hope this will get me going on the road to actually getting more stuff done in the near future.I've started priming prior to cleaning the mold lines and flash as it makes them much easier to see, especially in my poorly lit condo. I do occasionally work on the code that I will eventually be able to stick into the site, but I just haven't had time to incorporate it.

The Early Franks I started on a while back haven't really moved along apart from the three stands of Bow and the one Psiloi stand. Those are finished and it is only about eight or nine Warband stands left to do.... plus the optional General cav stand.

I've also stripped a good number of minis. None of these had ever been finished. They were models I had started on and had screwed up terribly on or had just lost motivation and forgotten the colors I'd used. They now have another chance at life... eventually.

Anyhoo, that's all for now.