I spent a bit of the weekend tidying the hobby area rather than painting, so I only managed to get the Shasvastii Mentor finished up. Various new projects have been undercoated and prepped, but I'm not showing all of those just yet.
I also found my light box, so took some slightly fancier photos than you'll have seen before. Unfortunately, I haven't yet found the cable to my light box, so the photos had to rely on natural sunlight, and are thus varied in quality.
The Mentor, I photographed with the Nox Troopers I've already done, and the look of them all together has made me very happy that the look of the force is coming together.
The Inquisition Cherub got a coat of varnish before he goes away, as I remain cautious about Contrast paint's durability without it.
My Diehard Miniatures
skeleton also gets a nice photo rather than something weird taken on my parents' kitchen work bench.
The skeletal satyr, I sadly realised had taken a spilled wash to the base rim, hence the slightly weird angle. I've since patched it up, and I might keep him out to take another photo with the next batch of finished models.
The creepy scarecrow remains creepy.
I'm plugging through the Wargames Atlantic
Halflings. They're not the most detailed of sculpts, but are fine for line troops. I'm really hoping to get these finished up this week.
My local wargaming club, HATE (Hackney Area Tabletop Enthusiasts) has decided on a lock down project of painting up a copy of the old Battlemasters game. I enthusiastically volunteered to paint a unit of the Chaos Archers, because I've always liked them.
What I'm not loving is the 90s mould line that's very close to being an out and out mould slip. The line runs right down the face and over several key details, so it's pretty annoying to deal with. I'm currently at 3 down, with 2 to go.
In a fit of enthusiasm, the goal is to try and get these all assembled and ready to undercoat by next week...
In a second fit of enthusiasm (uh oh) I put in a small order to Bad Squiddo Games
, run by my friend Annie Norman. The idea is I'm going to put in little orders for models to various small miniature companies that might be struggling in the current climate, then immediately assemble and paint whatever I bought.
I mean, it doesn't help that getting little parcels also helps boost my morale at the same time.
Here's what I picked up. Other than the amazing free colouring sheets that were a "must add" to the order as a present for my wife.
I've picked up the new "Amazons" as well as the more generic fantasy civilian types. Sadly, I put in the order before the amazing
Dwarf shield-maidens came out, or I "might" have started stretching the definition of a 'small' order.
But what's this, a free gift?
Annie also sent me an early sculpt of "SOE Annie" from her Women of WWII Kickstarter. I think I've already ordered her in the Kickstarter itself, but I'm not complaining. She's cool and getting painted up!
So, the goal here is that these also get assembled this week ready to finish painting by the end of next week.
Have I succumbed to hubris?
Tune in next week to find out...