First of all, welcome to any visitors from the International House of Paincakes! I’m glad to be onboard and on the blogrolls there! Hopefully, I won’t embarrass myself too badly.
Last night, our friendly local game store was going to have a painting night, but the owner fell ill, so it ended up getting postponed a week. Fortunately, my friend Dennis (he of the dark eldar and daemons) hosted a few of us at his place instead. In about three hours, I managed to get another three Kroot all the way from having just a basecoat of Gretchin Green to fully basecoated, washed, and partially highlighted. They’re in the picture above, on the right. The Kroot that are already finished are the three on the left. I also managed to get another three basecoated in green for good measure, so I’m keeping the progress rolling. I’m surprised at how quickly I’ve been able to turn these out; between GW’s foundation paints and washes, I’ve truly hit easy-mode painting.
I think I’m really close to getting the kinks out of my photography setup. I’ve got the light placement (relative to the models) and white balance correct now; now I just need to get all the settings and image cleanup just right. I may also swap the background from the blue fabric in my photobox to the gray on the other side, to get a more neutral backdrop. The blue is nice, but I think it dominates the picture a bit.
Next, I’m trying my hand at some mold-making with green stuff. I’ve decided that I’d like to put a succubus or daemonette on one of the pauldrons on my Chaos terminators, but I have no sculpting skills at present. Instead, I took a CoolMiniOrNot special edition mini (picture NSFW) that I lucked upon at another local store and have made a relief mold of the head and upper torso. The mold’s curing now, so tomorrow or Thursday I’ll take a stab at making a copy that I can glue onto a shoulder pad. I have no idea if I’ll pull it off, but I won’t know unless I try.
Finally, this weekend I’ll be joining the Undergopher crew again for another podcast session. This time, the topic is Warhammer 40K, so it’ll be interesting to see how that conversation turns out. Dennis will be joining us, as well as our friend Richard, who plays Orks, ‘Nids, and now Grey Knights (I guess he got tired of large armies). I don’t want to give too much away too soon, but we may be making a special announcement during that episode about a project of our own we’re kicking off. That should be up for download/listening this coming Monday, so I invite you to check them out.