Thursday, October 28, 2010

All your base are belong to Flock

Sorry about the delay between posts again, but my PC died a sudden and seemingly painful death. He will be missed. A traditional Viking funeral will be held at New Brighton Park as soon as I have found a way to get my Neverwinter Nights saved files and (YEARS AND YEARS !!!!!!) of writing off of it. The family requests a private service, in lue of flowers please send wood and nails for a boat.

Although I haven't got any pics I have been working. I have finished getting the bases for my entire army up to the standard of the 5 elements I entered into the painting contest. It was a bit of a slog because I had to address several rookie mistakes and start the process from about the 3rd step. That being said, I did learn a lot and have settled on a basing technique that I will be using from now on. Even at my clumsy skill level I am getting rather realistic results using about $15 worth of Woodland Scenics Ballast, Talus and Static Grass, they almost look like they are marching across some semi-arid agricultural ground. I am getting all kinds of scenery ideas.

More to come.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Final Contest pics

Evening I hope this email finds you well, it sure finds me well, I got a job.

But onto the Nerdom that this blog was made for, I did indeed enter the contest on Saturday, unfortunately due to a previously planned family event (which ruled) on beautiful and scenic Vancouver Island, I was unable to attend the event in itself. But I did get a good look at the other entries, and wow were they good. Like scary good, like redefining the limits of human motor skills good.

I myself did not win a thing, (didn't think I would) but am infinitely more happy that I entered. I have struggled with painting models in the past and the fact that I actually went through with it feels like a victory in and of itself. The whole experience in itself was a huge dose of inspiration. I definitely learned alot of interesting things about painting at a smaller scale just by looking at the other models in my category. I also made sure to pick up some pointers from the painting Yoda that runs the store, as he has massive experience in painting 15mm Celts.

Here is some pics, and check out my new and improved basing techniques. It took a lot of research, and a TON of trial and error, but I think it adds a lot to the models. More on that later, now I have to get to bed.

Take care,

p.s. My blogger stats tell me I am getting hits from as far away as China and Columbia ?!?!?!?!

Ni Hao and Hola Amigos !!!!
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