Monday, 17 July 2017

Hobby update 17-7-17 - Gravis Captain done, lots more in the painting queue!

Greetings all, welcome to the little window into my hobby life! This week I've still managed to get progress on a few different things, but lots more to come - enjoy!

First up, I finally managed to get my Gravis Captain finished.  This has felt like it's taken ages to do though in real terms I've probably just done lots of little bits on him rather than sitting down and really knocking out a good long session. To celebrate, I made a little video of the pictures I've got from it that you can see here. I really enjoyed this, so will probably do something similar for my next feature models, though in those cases I'll make sure I take more regimented stage pictures.

Speaking of next feature models - say hello to my Primaris Librarian, Hossan Kadjar. This is a truly gorgeous model, and contrary to the little paint sessions I put in on the Captain, I've already put in a couple of longer sessions to get him nearly up to scratch.

In a departure from my normal method (paint whatever bit you fancy and hang the consequences) I decided to structure this paint job a bit better, so I painted all the base colours onto him first. As a result, the photos below don't make the most of the contrasts that I'll be getting onto the final model, but they give you a good idea of the process that I generally go through (in theory at least, in practice I often do upper layers before some of the base colours cos I'm impatient).

Another squad that feels like it's taking me ages is the primaris Hellblasters. They're getting there, though I won't deny there's still plenty of work to do on them before they're finished. Hopefully I'll get some more time on them tonight.

Not hobby work as such, but I played a very successful game this week where Sire Gabriel came out of the cupboard for the first time in a long time. Yeah, he's still good. This was a weird game though, as some of you may realise when you see the army I'm facing - yes, it's my old Iron Fists bike list on the other side of the table! Weird!

I'm still plugging away at commission stuff too, here's the plaguebearer squad I'm working on at the moment. These are actually lots of fun to paint!

Scenery - you all saw my first efforts at the WD paint scheme I'm following on my landing pad last week, well here's the next step. I didn't spend too long on it to be honest, but I wanted to start filling in the green to make sure I was happy with it. Long story short? I am.

Well that's it for another week then everyone, hopefully next time I might have some hellblasters, some plague bearers and a librarian all finished to show off, maybe even some more containers...

Till next time,

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