Sunday, November 20, 2011

Earthborn Dire Troll Painted

I know I have not been posting much, but as always this time of year is hectic.  Never mind having small children and having to travel more than normal for work, now we can add the holidays in to just make sure that I wont get much gaming done anytime soon.

I have however been trying to get painting done even though my motivation has been fairly low.  That and video games are still really compelling when I'm exhausted at the end of the day.

Either way here is one more Dire Troll complete.  I think the Bomber turned out better truth be told.  He was much smoother in the blending, and despite my efforts to try to work more brown/grey into the skin I think the Earthborn looks.. chunkier.

Not that chunky looks bad from a ways away.  I'm sure if you just look at these pictures the contrast of colors in the skin and on the rocks really stand out on the model.  But when you look closely (or make these pictures bigger) you can really see that the blending of the skin did not come out smooth enough, and the rocks is... well let's just say it wasn't quite the way I imagined it would turn out when I started.

So this is another model I'm calling done, but maybe later I'll come back and smooth him out a little.  Of course I say that but then again I think I know I'd rather work on newer models.

So I think it's on to Borka next.  Maybe I can get him and his keg carrier done by the end of November.  Then I could bounce to Grim to have that 3rd 15 pt option.  Then I'll move on to getting both casters up to 25 points.

And how knows, maybe I'll get a game in sometime before the end of the year!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Stone Scribe Elder, New Plans

So I finished up the Stone Scribe Chorincolor over the weekend.

I'd say he's ok.  There are a few bit I'm not happy with but I just wasn't feeling this model really.  I think it shows a bit.  I got a little lazy on the scrolls, which could maybe be made to look like various worn leathers to add some character and depth.  I, however, was lazy and just went with metallics.   From the front it looks fine.  From the back I think he looks boring.

Even still this guy ended up taking two weeks to paint.  Again part of that was me not being horribly motivated, but the other part was some Batman: Arkham City action.  What can I say, I still like playing video games more than painting!

This does complete my Gunny 25 pt list, but I'm a little behind my whole plan of getting Gunny's 35 point list done by the end of the year. 

Of course now I've totally thrown that plan out the window.

After the number of games I played the other weekend I have decided that rather than pushing for 35 points I'll just build up a few other 15 pt lists first.  For one I found we did a lot of small point games, and I think we'll probably end up doing more small ones going forward.  Next I just don't see tournaments in my near future (both for lack of them being held as well as my busy schedule).  And lastly because once I knock out these other 2 15 point lists going to 25 for either is pretty much near done as well.

Earthborn Dire Troll
Fennblades Min
15 pts

Grim Angus
Slag Troll
Earthborn Dire Troll
15 pts

This basically means I need to get the two casters painted and the EBDT.  I know Gunny at 15 pts isn't thrilling, so that might be two decent lists to toy around with once they are done.

From there I can go back to getting the Fellcaller, the Chronicolor and the Fenn's UA and have 3 good 25 pt lists I think.  I'll probably have to do some tweaking, but it would be nice to have that wrapped up by the new year.