Sunday, 28 July 2013

The Spectre of progress

Yup a lame title, Ho hum... But here i am again, another week and another post! Wow,what is going on?
Nevertheless progress has indeed been made. Focus this week has been on the Shadow spectres.
Now whilst these are beautiful sculpts they don't half take a lot of time to prep as lots of mould lines keep popping up dure to the flowing robes and such, also on the actual carapace bit, removal from the its flash channel piece is also a bit problematic as is near a targeter detail. Think these are models that would benefit from some liquid greenstuff on hand. Alas i did not have any and being as impatient as the blog name just got stuck in. and touched up as i went along. As for storage, have no idea how that will happen as their billowy streamers will be very fragile. Anyhoo still, they are lovely dynamic looking models with a certain gundam-esque styling to them

Colour scheme wise, For Irrilyth i decide to follow Rant in E Minor's author Sorrowshard's scheme. My take has nothing on the original, but reasonably happy with him. Base just needs a bit more work.

Head on a stick- with added OSLeffect 
For the spectres wanted a clean looking ethereal look so went with white and tried to make them appear a bit glowy, with a light ice blue on armour panel lines and gaps to make it appear like their armour was glowing and powering the robes. For the holo robes went with a dark turquoise. If my skill were better i would have tried to do a transition from white to the darker colour to try and suggest the holographic nature. Alas, still looks ok. Anyway will let the pics do the talking. Originally this was only goin to be a 5 man squad but after winning some more on ebay they are now 10 strong to accompany their lord in to battle and will be the core of the Mymearan detachment

 And finally the test fig to make sure was happy with the scheme i was so now the rest are underway. Still lots more work to do.

I would put these photos together but for some reason blogger won't let me but apologies for the gaps and weird formatting

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Sunday segway

So hot weather has been lovely and had relatively busy weekends so far in July. Despite that have tired to squeeze in some hobby time in between wedding planning thoughts and contemplation that i'm actually becoming a proper adult... scary stuff.

Anyway last weekend's time was mainly spent working on bases and adding markings and transfers, both processes which i often neglect, leading models to look unfinished and added to my demotivation. Not sure why i do that... probably short attention span and get distracted with other projects and new things. However, Trying to complete projects now so am taking the time to rectify this. As such, spent lots of time on the Avatar's base and wraithblades. Only pics of avatar's base though which was inspired by old Mark Gibbons artwork, instead of an imperial though had a chaos marine as the victim of his rage. He was made using a variety of bits including the old khorne 2 piece beserkers. This one the much abused freebie from a white dwarf back in my youth. But during this process discovered what fun cutting up marines are and then using respective off cuts for separate bases. so the back half of this marine went onto a dreadnought base. Think this might be my new fad. Anyway other than that it was tank markings to my armoured company. Having one the FW sheet of white guard transfers on ebay, decided to make use of them and start affixing them to me tanks. They are looking good but need sealing and then  weathering can commence. But being an impatient so and so that has also already partially begun anyway

They are coming together so will update once they are in the final glorious finished state (hopefully at some point soon)

Anyway this weekends work was mainly spent on Irrilyth and the shadow spectres of my Mymeara contingent. Quite happy with how they are turning out but will post an update in the next post.... famous last words....

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Eldarly progress

Thought it was June when i wrote last... hmmm not so it seems, alas time flies. Have been enjoying the time at least and hobby has not been neglected. I touched on it previously but with so many things vying for a finite amount of available time, it's inevitable blogging will be sacrificed. Still, do manage to read loads of blogs daily though. It's probably not good for me. Much like eBay obsession can't be particularly healthy either. Whilst amassing piles of minis is rewarding at the time. Does feel kind of sad when you have armies sitting around looking despondent, despite them being wanted very much. However, I have vowed to get around them eventually and have often half joked that I'm saving them for retirement whenever that may be...Sigh... 

Anyway some images of progress from the pass couple of months. One of my first armies, as previously mentioned are getting an upgrade and reinforcements 

Wraithguard revamp, 
Autarch in progress, came without arms so fashioning me own from the bits box
Iliac - One of the few i couldn't resist getting on  release.

Dire avengers


Core craftworlders
And finally some group shots of the 2nd edition army.

Aspects and Phoeni... is that the plural?

Harlequin troupes
Finally as a separate project Anima tactics