First splash of paint

27 10 2016

dragonheadHere is my first attempts at a colour scheme. I think I need to step away for a couple of days and re-assess it. The pale colour is a little bluer than it appears here.





Some more prevarication

27 10 2016

Something I like to do, in the evenings (life permitting) is mucking around with sound. I want to make my gaming a little more immersive. This is one of my attempts. I am not able to post directly here, so here is a link to my website where I am hosting it.

http://www.payattention.altervista.org/Atmospheres/intercepted%20transmission.html





Gratuitous cock photo

27 10 2016

Our little menagerie has expanded with the addition of four hens and a cockerel. I’m not sure all the neighbours approve, we are canvassing opinions. I’m not so sure of the 5.30 wake-up.
Anyway in all his glory is Brutus.
brutus





There’s something in the air

20 10 2016

Mostly paint particles.

I decided to strike while the iron was hot and try airbrushing the wings. The set up for airbrushing isn’t quite right yet, but a few small tweaks should get it there. More practice is required. Firstly getting the paint to the right consistancy and secondly getting the airflow/needle balance right.

And patience. Take time and build up the paint slowly otherwise it runs.

imageMost importantly wear a mask.





Winter is coming

20 10 2016

The leaves on the trees are changing from green to orange. The mountains have had their first snow. Our winter wood has been delivered and safely stored.
image
And now I have primed the Dragon.
image So far I have only used a single action airbrush. Now it’s time to up my game and break out the double-action airbrush for the wings.





I really need to stop prevaricating around the bush

17 10 2016

So the Dragon is glued and ready to paint. Am I doing anything about it? Am I heck as like!

The first distraction was in the form of a freebie figure from the revamped White Dwarf. I thought he would make a nice leader for my growing band of Chaos cultists.

imageThen I got distracted by an old Bob Olley sculpt that I have had for about thirty years. I was inspired by seeing pictures on the Oldhammer Facebook group.

imageAnd finally my local GeeDub store is running a spooky painting contest. So I had a rummage through my bitz box and found this figure.

imagePerhaps it’s time to get my finger out and get on with the real job?





Dragon glued

11 10 2016

dragon
Finally after much prevarication the Dragon has been assembled. There is a tiny bit of filling to be done on the two wing fingers. After that time to start painting the beast.








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