Wednesday, 30 September 2009

ORKS: Skwad Ironhed - 1 of 4

This is the first five of Skwad Ironhed, a 20 stong Shoota Boyz unit led by Sarge Ironhed.

This batch is led by Korpral Snikka, an ex Ork Kommando who lost his hand on a mission when a stikkbomb when off too early. Luckly for him, there was a painboy back at base who was more than willing to attach the Kommando's favourite blade to the stump.
Snikka became part of Ironhed's shoota boyz, after he was injured, since the regiments Kommando units need to be fully 'fightin fit'.

I'm now working on the next batch of five, and I hope to have them done by the end of the week, since at the minute, I'm spending a fair bit of time painting in Games Workshop due to lack of job, and the fact that I find it so much easier to actually get work done there.

I'll should think that I'll be there quite a bit in the near future, as I have nothing much to do after looking for work.
I was going to be attending the Gauntlet, a 1k 40k tourney, but sadly, due to lack of funds, that won't be happening anymore.

In other news though, happy to say that my New Model Fund has increased a little due to some more penny saving. I'm now upto £32.

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

General: First time fantasy player.

Well, its been a while since my last update. I guess I just haven't really been doing much to warrent one really. I had been making dwarfs so that I would have a 1k army built so that I could play my first two games this evening, and thats been about it really. So aye, like I said, not much to warrent any real updates. :(

So aye, I played my first two games of Warhammer Fantasy tonight, and I have to admit, I'm not that much more impressed with it than when I was a wee lad, first getting into the hobby back in 95.
I always used to think it was such a boring game, and whilst over my years within the hobby I've realised that it isn't a boring game at all, there is still something about it that makes me not want to play it, and I have to admit, I don't quite know what it is yet.
I'm hoping this feeling will go away once I've played a few more games, and started to learn the rules a bit better, but I guess we'll just have to see, as I'm not too sure how much fantasy I will be able to get in within the next month or so due to the upcoming Gauntlet tourney I hope to enter in November.

I'm currently working on some Dwarf warriors at a slow pace, as Orks are about to take over once again, at least until A) I find out I can't go to the tourney, or B) After I come back from said tourney.

Anyway, until next time. :)

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

ORKS: Skabgutz' Lads

So, finally something new to show off!

Despite actually not really going into detail and adding highlights, I do think they have come out quite well. This only serves to reinforce my opinion that the current GW washes are amazing.

I am happy with the camo work on a couple of the helmets, though I'm most happy with the red beret.

Now, what comes next?
Well, thats the question.
I will be working a little on a unit of 25 Dwarf Warriors, but they won't be anything special either, again, another paint and wash job really.
I also have to start work on 20 Ork Shoota Boyz, but again, nothing special, as I hope to chern them out for a 1k tourney soon.

But all this paint and wash work is starting to leave me with a bit of a sour taste in my mouth, I have to admit.
While I think its a good way to hash out models, (And for me, as a slow painter anyway, anything helps) its not exactly helping me grow as a painter much, and I feel that I'm starting to grow rusty in some areas like high-lighting and what have you. Its not actually a way to learn new skills.
So, I'll be also picking out a sinlge model of mine that I've had for sometime, and I will work on that too, but this won't just be a simple paint 'n wash, I'll use highlights and such too, and well, we'll see what I can come up with. :D