Geez, almost two weeks…. Hey guys! Sorry for the lack of posts this time around, my boss was out of town last week, meaning I was running the store all week. I love my job, but that much time in a hobby shop means blogging was the last thing on my mind! This, however, doesn’t mean I didn’t get any painting done! Lets jump in, shall we? First up is everyone's favorite Catdog, Canis Wolfborn! This is the 3rd or 4th Canis I've painted, but I really wanted to go all out on this one. Sorry the pictures aren't better, I'll get really good ones when I'm taking final pictures of the commission.
DAT GUY!!! I JUST!!! I JUST FAP…FAP…FAP!!! IT’S A LOVE FROM THE FIRST SIGHT!
At the beginning of any endeavor, we always have grandiose plans on what we will do, what we will accomplish, and how great it will turn out. However, the reality often falls short of these idealized plans. Personally, I have found that this is because in the past I have set unrealistic goals for myself. Why do I bring this up? Well, I am getting ready to jump into Warmachine and Hordes with a Slow-Grow/Journeyman League and I have to plan out my army from 15 points to 50 points. In addition, the first 25 points has to be with either a Privateer Press Battle-Box or an alternate approved Battlebox; however, the final 50 points does not have to include these models. So, I am stuck with the
Next along the shelf is the first retribution squad, the smaller of the two.
About three and a half years ago I finished my first ever (and only) sculpt: Ty Cain, Gierburg Head Hunter . Now the miniature is finally painted. For obvious reasons this figure is especially precious to me so – like with the last batch of miniatures, the Gierburg Peasants , – I entrusted Simon Bradley with the paint job. I think he has once again done a wonderful job. Check out the mini in his gallery on Stone Cold Lead . Bounty Hunter painted and photographed by Simon Bradley Ty Cain encounters a deranged jester in the streets of Gierburg
Finished some great reading this week in the shape of my two latest purchases from the Black Libary Horus Heresy series and like the earlier novels in that series these were a great read.
In the second part of this series I describe the building of the first big dock section for the Port of Gierburg gaming table. Building the Docks With the water board finished work on the Port of Gierburg continues with the first dock section. Basically this section will consist of three sets of harbour walls from GrandManner that I bought some time ago . Each set consists of various resin parts: a wall piece, a jetty, stairs and a flagstone board. The Harbour wall/jetty from the GrandManner online store (ME64) Following my plans for the port set-up (see Part 1 ) the first dock section measures 75 x 12 cm. The harbour walls have a width of 31 cm so I had to do some filing to get them in the right sizes. Unfortunately (in this case!) the resin that GrandManner uses to cast their pieces is rock solid so it took me really long to file through the walls. The plan was to incorporate two stairs and one jetty into the dock.
For years now I have been collecting and painting high quality resin buildings for some kind of medieval/fantasy gaming board. Now the project is taking shape and I have begun working on The Port of Gierburg. This first part describes how I made a water section usable not only for the port but also for piratey boarding actions. Foreword Water effects are one of the more difficult techniques it seems. I have read a lot about all types of water effects for tabletop/modelling. There’s a lot of talk about different resins, bubbles, stink, bending and breaking, etc. etc. Stu’s reports did not neccessarily motivate me to tackle the issue either, despite the results looking great .
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