Wednesday, 16 March 2016

eBob comes up "Trumps" but not in the Donald sense!

A little (ahem) late but these Scots spear from eBob look fantastic (see below):

Beautiful figures, with great character, I am already looking forward to painting them, the above picture does not do them justice, so try this (see below):

Time to take the brushes for a walk!

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Tau Kroots see the "Painting Tray"

My Martian Robots have been "put on pause" as another sparkly item in the corner of my toy box caught my eye instead. After a very long gestation period (approximately in Earth/Terra-time a decade [hangs head in shame]) my Tau Kroot troops finally made it to the "painting tray" stage (see below, a wave of orange monsters descends into range):

As chosen by my youngsters [I would have gone probably with a boring WWII US Marine "green" option], with a bold "blazing orange to bright yellow" skin palette, ah the audacity of youth (see below, the starting shade coat of Vallejo Blazing Orange):
  • Used Arfix Acrylic (01) grey undercoat
  • Washed with Vallejo "Sepia Wash" 
  • Base coat Vallejo Blazing Orange 

Rather than posting a step by step painting description as I have done in previous posts, I took some time out of blogging and just enjoyed painting them (see below, I started adding "yellows"):

The photos may just show "glare" but the Kroots are getting progressively more "yellow". I like the look of the primitive Kroot with barbarous knives, teeth and claws plus "space musket". A one shot then charge in tactic akin to Highland Warriors (see below):

Again, final yellow highlights to the skin, a Vallejo "bright yellow" of sorts (see below):

The result is a little less of the blog posting but a little bit more on the satisfaction, to paraphrase Elvis! PS: I hope some could see the irony of painting Kroots and using an old Tyranid Codex as a movement tray.


Friday, 11 March 2016

Where have all my postings gone?

No, thankfully I  have not LOST any content but sadly as of late I simply have not found the time to post. I have a backlog of activity from modelling projects to games to update you with so stay tuned