Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry slightly early Christmas!

Just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year a little early... since I'd probably forget otherwise hehe. Be safe, and enjoy the holiday this weekend.

Hopefully I'll have WIP pics by the middle of next week, I have finally gotten things moving again now that my back is healed up. Progress has been slow, but it has been happening.

Now onward to... well... the next post, which will be next week since I'm doing the family thing this weekend with my family.

Until later!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Skyrim and SW:TOR... too... addictive!

Gotta say, totally addicted to both of these games. But it hasn't stopped me from finding the most INCREDIBLE remake of a video game song... Malukah's remake of Dragonborn Comes from Skyrim. She is totally amazing, and I love what she did with the song.

That's a link to her youtube page, and it's available to see and hear there. Well worth the 2m2s it takes. Enjoy!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

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The title says it all... pulled muscles in my back. So now I'm semi-stalled on painting, since I can't get more than about 30 minutes at a time sitting to do the work. Frustrating. But I have had time to work out details for finishing up the IG before I sell them. I'm going to sculpt and build some bases for the heavy weapons teams, and go with a basic sand + static grass on the infantry. Trouble is getting enough work done in 30 minutes or so at a time. Luckily I can keep the greenstuff work to a minimum, that will help a lot.

I've been sketching out patterns for the DE as harlequins. But I'm still a little stumped about a few things. Not sure I'll be going with the over the top bright colors, but I have at least worked out what kind of patterns I'll be using on the vehicles and infantry. I'm also going to be making a mold of the old harlequin jet bike front piece with the laughing face. I plan on using it on all the reavers. I'm debating ways to go with this army, as I plan to use it as a showcase army as well as an army for play. I have decided to stick to a theme the trouble is that the theme, while cool, may be uncompetitive. Not even sure if that matters honestly.

I've also been working slowly on basecoating my Sisters of Battle, going with an idea from White Dwarf used on a tomb kings model they had a few issues back. Their armor will be chaos black, with a baal red wash, and highlighted with red gore and blood red. Basically a very red stone type look. Then their tabards are going to be in blue, though I'm not sure if I'll put any markings on them. I've also decided to give their bolters wooden casings, using a variety of browns and giving the casings wood grain in the look. I think it will be a nice change from the many solid color or fully metal bolters I've seen over the years.

I'm still sorting out all the Reaper mini's, I have so many blisters with figs now it's pretty silly. During the sorting I'm working out what I will use for dioramas, single fig work, and sales work, with all the rest going up on eBay soon. I have a few ideas for dioramas that I really want to do, and several figs I plan to work on because I just love the fig. Crystal Brush is coming up, and I plan to have at least 4 entries.

I'm also working on ideas for Games Day and the Golden Daemon. But that is a ways off, so nothing but planning and plotting at this point for that.

Hopefully the aspirin will help ease my back up so I can get more work done...

Until Later!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Pre-Christmas Workspace Clean-up Sales

Update: Had to put off posting up what follows until later today, forgot to charge my camera and needed to get things sorted.

As noted in a previous post, I bought a ton of stuff to work on in recent times... unfortunately for me, but fortunately for others, it was just too much for my work space and storage. So I'll be posting up not just one painted army, but two tonight on eBay (look at my widget to see what I put up tonight/tomorrow), but several batches of items I purchased that quite simply I don't have the space to keep hold of until I'm free to work on them.

Firstly I will be putting a Blood Angels army up for sale. This army includes a scratch built Dante, Sanguinary Guard, Honor Guard, 3x 10 man ASM squads, 2 Storm Ravens, 2 Dreadnaughts, 3 scratch built Sanguinary Priests. All on resin bases. Fully painted to a high table top standard, and bases painted and detailed with flocking and static grasses.

My Slaanesh + Nurgle IG army will also be up for sale in a couple days, as I finish up the Basilisk I have for it, and finish basing them all. As has been shown in the WIP posts, this army is fully painted, and reasonably themed. Unfortunately the seller of the second basilisk and 2 sentinels has pretty much screwed me over and I'm in the middle of trying to get a refund through eBay... yippee. So this army is a little light, but a good allied force or small game force.

Next up is an OOP Chaos Space Marine Army Box (all metal), in addition a Lucius the Eternal (NIB), Emperors Children Lord (NIB), and an Alpha Legion Dread w/chainfist + Plasma Cannon and Autocannon right arms (unpainted, unprimed, unassembled).

And lastly a number of new in blister Reaper Miniatures figs, which I quite simply got a bit happy on the buying of... Reaper has a LOT of great figs, but one person simply can't paint all of them... okay not all of them, but I bought 40+ figs and honestly I'll only get around to dealing with maybe 25 of them in a reasonable time.

I'm going to price the painted armies as if they were commission work, just to finalize before I put up my commission pricing guidelines. But before people start wondering if that means 'omg, super expensive'... no, I'm of the opinion that reasonable prices are a necessity in the hobby for commission work, at least my commission work. I want repeat business after all.
The other lots will be priced to recoup the costs of purchase I put out, plus the 10% eBay will be gouging. So no big profits there. I just want them to go to someone that will enjoy them.

Until later!