June’s finished work

7 07 2014
Jason Wiebe's Gangnam Goblins

Jason Wiebe’s Gangnam Goblins

Snotling Pump Wagon

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A snotling base. Only another twenty odd to go for my Snotling army.





June’s workbench

24 05 2014
A unit of Napoleonic infantry, ready to go

A unit of Napoleonic infantry, ready to go

Goblinaid

Goblinaid

 

I finished my Romans early so I did a Goblinaid figure, Paul Hick’ Napoleonic Goblin. It was an opportunity to try out paints for my Red coats. After a bit of looking through books the uniform looks rather Frenchie. It is fantasy so I don’t think anyone will complain, too much.

If I feel brave I might take one of my 95th Rifles and experiment with darkening the uniform as it is too light.





April’s Work

29 04 2014

Warploque Albionican Empire Ogre

 

Warploque Albionican Empire Engineer and Captain

Warploque Albionican Empire

 

Warploque Albionican Empire

Reaper Necromancer Babe

Reaper Necromancer Babespacer

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Goblinaid WIP

22 04 2014
WIP

WIP





Another basing interlude and thoughts on motivation

16 04 2014

No More Nails

Reanimated troops for my proxy DKK ArmyJust trying out a new product for basing. No More Nails. I have no idea what the German name is. I’m using this to glue the figure to the base and to fill in between the figure base and the base.

So far the result is fairly promising, the only thing that I need to work on is smoothing it out afterwards, it’s not as easy as the ready mixed plaster I have been using.

I really should be getting on with the projects that I said I would rather than getting distracted. I have just about finished the Albion heroes and the Albionican unit. They just need varnishing and photographing. The Reaper Necromancer Babe is underway. I will need to do some interweb research on what near naked skin looks like. Surely there will be sites I can study in great depth? Other distractions have been the Goblinaid Spacer Goblin sculpted by Mark Cragg. Prepping a unit of Napoleonic English and a Raging Heroes female kommisar.

Peter from D6 Painting and Gaming wrote a good article on his blog about what keeps him motivated to paint. At the moment I have been distracted by various models rather than committing to paint. I think that everybody has some form of reward system. Mine is if I paint a unit I can paint a hero/leader. I love painting individual figures and find painting units a chore.

There are two things I use to keep me on track. The first and probably the most important is to keep my Lead Mountain out of sight. Only one project on the workbench at a time. I love opening boxes and picturing the painted model in my mind, or discovering a model that I had forgotten that I had. It is also slightly discouraging seeing how much work there is ahead of me. At the moment all bar a couple of boxes are in storage in the lager. The second thing I use is a list. One item on the list a month. It helps me stay focused.

Next month is my Roman Army. I need to finish my Scorpions and a unit of Auxiliaries. Add metal highlights to all the other units. Photograph, catalogue and put on the website.

After that:

A unit of Napoleonic infantry

The reanimated DKK Troopers and command vehicle from Ramshackle Games

GW Squig Mangler

Unit of plastic Warlord Games Celts for my Albion Army

Three Ork jets from Puppets War which will be proxy Deth Kopters

Finish a unit of Faeries and a unit of Undead for my Albion Army

Finish my Bolt Action Home Guard and a unit of British Infantry

Ultraforge Tree Woman a proxy giant in my Albion Army

So if I stay on target, this will be the next nine months work. This doesn’t allow for any distractions like taking any commissioned work (no takers yet), any Kickstarter bits arriving or the bust of Kevin Adams which I am itching to get started on.





Salute 2013

19 04 2013

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Well due to our house sale being delayed, I’ve got the opportunity to go to Salute. This will be my ninth visit.

Embracing my autism I’ve been looking at every trader who is exhibiting and making my plan of attack.

Anyone who is attending must visit Ainsty Castings (TM105) and Fenris (TB02) and look at the greens for GoblinAid.imageimageimage

I got there just after nine and the queue was already sizeable. When I got in there was a half hour queue at Forgeworld.

The whole day passed in a blur and before I knew it it was five o’clock.

It was good to see collection tins for  GoblinAid all over the show.

Lunch was the usual “Campaign” style lunch with wine, table-cloth, candles, fresh bread, cheeses, cold meats etc. etc.

 

 








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