Monday, July 8, 2013

Catching up on some painting

I have been painting lately, and most of it is even for me.  Just some quick pics, but not much text.  Here we go . . . .

First up, Rask.  Painted him to give him away.

Next, Swamp Gobbers.  They went to the same guy who got Rask.  (I need to replace both now, but that's no big deal. . . )

I did some Convergence, painted up a la Golden Army from Hellboy II.

Accretion Servitors

Reflex Servitors

and a Cipher.

I also did some rats.  These were test models from the Vampire Bones order, and I wanted to give them a paint, because they were all new and shiny.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Quick update

So, by the time anyone reads this, I will have primed the first test figures from my Bones stuff - 6 rats.  Yeah, rats.  They're simple, small, easy to paint, etc.  Great quick figs, and it makes a noticeable dent in the pure numbers.  I plan on keeping some of the figs in reserve, as it were, so that when I get bogged down on painting some of the fighters or something, I can bang out four of the skeletons or something, and feel like I have really accomplished something.

Anyway, I'm going to start following this blog.  Basically, the author is going to be painting an entire Vampire order (I think, though there may be some extras as well) and posting the figs along the way.  It's more ambitious than anything I am doing. . . .

On a random, army altaholic note - I might wind up picking up Infinity.  And, while I did not get a chance to play a demo of it at AdeptiCon, Deep Wars looked really interesting, so I may check it out.  And at some point, once the rules are out, I will probably pick up a gang for Wreck Age (which I did get to play at AdeptiCon, and thoroughly enjoyed).  The common theme of the games is, of course, that they are all small skirmish games; smaller even than Warmahordes.  I can afford to pick up those, but adding another big army or five has kept me (thus far) from Hail Caesar, Pike and Shotte, Black Powder or Bolt Action

Of course, that has not stopped me from adding labels for all of the games above, as I write this post. . . .

Monday, July 1, 2013

Got them sorted

It took a couple of hours, but I got all the Bones sorted.  Cthulhu has two right arms, and there is one figure that might be missing a piece.  I've already contacted Reaper, and they said (as I expected them too) that they would take care of it once they have fulfilled the KS orders.  I told them not to worry - Cthulhu can wait a month or two, and it's not as though I don't have plenty of other miniatures to keep me occupied in the interim.

In addition to painting, I have a bunch of terrain projects that I want to finish up.  And I intend to sell some of them, since there are some very nice new molds out over at Hirst Arts. . .