Saturday, 29 December 2012

New painting station for Christmas

Greetings everyone, I hope everyone had a good Christmas.

For me, Christmas has brought on a bit of a new thing, as I had intended to use money I got for Christmas to partly pay for an airbrush and extraction chamber. However Santa decided to bring me them instead.

Since however it's a bit of a wieldy thing, I decided it was time for a proper permanent painting station, rather than the temporary affair I had, so after a bit of tidying in the spare room, and a trip to Ikea (2 trips, as they didn't have the desk I wanted, then after being told "They're coming in tomorrow" and my wife going back, only to be told "They're coming in tomorrow" again. Hence the second best was settled for.), I now have a proper painting station at last.

Behold it in all its painting station glory.

Hopefully this'll mean I can get a bit more done, instead of having to pack things away at time and then get it all back out again. The airbrush also means I can work on some bigger projects I've been thinking of, without losing the will to live having to paint it all by brush.

Now I just need to figure out how to use it, so probably lots of videos on youtube for me.

Hope everybody else had a great Christmas, and a good New Year when it comes.

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Back and painting again

Well still convalescing, but I've managed to get some painting done over the period I've been off amongst other things. So thought I'd put them up.

They're the start of my Assault Subsection sectoral army for my Aleph army for Infinity. I decided that rather than the usual of sticking to the same colour scheme for them, I would mark out the Assault Subsection troops with a different colour scheme, to show that while Aleph is normally just special operations policing the human sphere, these are the armed force of Aleph in it's war against the Evolved Intelligence.

On the left a Myrmidon with a boarding shotgun, on the right a Myrmidon with chain rifle and sword (though you can't see it).

Myrmidon doing fancy stuff with his sword.

Group shot of the Myrmidon box set from Corvus Belli for Infinity. Second from the right is the last Myrmidon with Combi-Rifle.

Originally I had planned on doing these guys black and chrome, though I was worried that it might end up being very dark. So instead I decided to go with more traditional colours for Greeks (which the Assault Subsection is based off of), and picked a red and bronze colour scheme. It was however after painting the first Myrmidon for the test scheme, I realised it looked a bit like Iron Man. However I decided I liked it anyways and stuck with it.

Any comments and criticism are welcome so they are.

Mecha Ace out.

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Not much has been getting done

Not a great deal been getting done of late, mostly due to work and the impending Christmas, so going out shopping etc.

I am however off work for the next 2 weeks after having my gallbladder removed, so once I get to a stage were sitting up for long periods of time is okay, I'll use that time to get some painting done hopefully.

In the mean time, trying to get the figures I wish now, before the Salute oath kicks in at the end of the month, to see me through the 4 month dry spell.