Monday 20 January 2014

I am achieving things!

This was a very busy week for me, but despite that, I've managed to get a whole bunch of stuff done!

I've snipped Collodi's tab and cleaned up the edge of his base ready for pinning and gluing. Meanwhile, I've started assembling the second ten Guardsmen for the start of the Hobby Progress Challenge 2014. This is one of those things I have to do in little bits and come back to because cleaning up flash is one of the dullest things in the world.

I've finished assembling Nicolai, and he's now attached to a resin base. He's a Joker faction model for Eden. I've started base coating him, but I need to put in a second coat. Once the base coat is on, I'm planning on basically using washes and inks to add all his colour. I'll be curious to see how that goes.

The Arbitrator is now painted, and I've moved onto basing him. I'm just waiting for the basing material to dry so I can paint it, and he'll be done!

And finally, the water effects have dried on my Wicked Dolls. I've also tried to improve my photography lighting a little with this shot, so I'd like a little feedback - is it much better than the quick shots above? Is there anything else I could do to improve this more?

I have a painting lesson with my wife booked up at Golem Painting Studio next week, so alongside trying to finish assembling my Guard, I need to decide what I'm taking up to paint and make sure its prepped and ready for painting in plenty of time.


  1. That arbitrator is really looking good now mate. I like the regal colour scheme. Something quite rogue trader-esque about him.
    I may have to nick the idea ;)


    1. I was aiming for a darker, navy blue, but I decided to leave it as is rather than faff about any more. And steal away!

  2. We'll done you!

    I daren't comment on photography as I've really no idea (although lots of our co-bloggers do) but what are you using for basing please?

    1. Vallejo pumice. I got mine from Dark Sphere. It was under £5 for a 200 ml pot. It looks like fine sand but is much easier than faffing about with PVA glue and sand.