Sunday, September 20, 2009

Where has the time gone...

Doh! Nearly three weeks since the last post. I couldn't help it, work has been crazy. I was out to FL, then out to Amsterdam. I'd like to say I'm back to 'normal' but this is unlikely to be true and I'm going to probably be a bit sporadic on posting.

Sadly I missed the 1k tournament due to my trip to FL running late. Unfortunate, but at least Anthony was able to pull off a best overall victory.

After all that crazyness, and of course a million other family obligations, I finally had most of today to dedicate to being a dork.

Last month I had gotten two things done for the 1ksons. I had gotten the two boxes of 1ksons I got from Collins trimmed and flashed. I also ordered bases for the planned 1850 army.

While I was out the bases arrived. Here's a look at the 25mm ones after they've been cleaned up a bit.

I thought the clockwork would be kind of cool for Tzeentch, and it is a hell of a lot different than anything I've seen before on the table. Since this is my 'showcase' army I figured I'd give them a go.

So it took a few hours, but here's what they look like painted.

The pictures don't really do them justice, but in person they looks really cool to me at least. They take a lot longer than 'normal' bases, but obviously the detail is really outstanding.

I look forward to seeing them with the models done on them!

So I also had enough time to get the bits for the 1ksons out and get assembling. A shot of the desk while in progress.

You can see I'm doing most of this via assembly line action!
Here are 8 of them ready for primer!
And then outside for primer, then base coats. First the guys...
then the guns! I figured I'd like to paint them separate and put them together later.
Now I have 18 guys ready for real painting.
However before I get going on this I think I'm going to do some tests first. I have a pretty good idea of what I want to do (they are 1ksons after all) but there are some techniques I want to try out before I start on the precious metal models. So I'll probably toss a few extra chaos bits together, and the next hobby day/night I get will probably be spent practicing a few new tricks.

Stay tuned!

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