Monday, October 16, 2017

New Project: The Guardian of the Sea

I'd picked up Marike, Guardian of the Sea from Dark Sword Miniatures about a month ago and had been planning to use her for something. I knew I wanted to put her on a display base, because she's such and excellent sculpt, but I wasn't exactly sure what I wanted to do.

Then I remembered, I also have the Kraken kit from Reaper Miniatures, which I had bought as part of one of their Bones Kickstarters. It comes with part of a sunken ship that is used as the base for the kraken itself and it is a really cool piece.

That's when it hit me that she should be standing in front of, or on top of it, and it fits the theme extremely well.

Well, the drain of building an army has taken its toll and I needed a break from it. I'd been working on finishing my squad of Skitarii Rangers for what seemed like ages and it was wearing thin.

A change of pace was needed, and with that in mind I gathered up the parts for a new display piece.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The Drunken Testors' Brush Challenge

In a bid to get more folks watching us stream miniature painting on Twitch, Sophie and I came up with the idea of having an event where we face off against each other painting miniatures with the Testors' white handled brushes.

I believe I originally joked about it once before while we were reminiscing about ye olden days of  when we started miniature painting and then in usual Sophie fashion she made it better by suggesting we get drunk while doing it.

The idea kept getting kicked around for awhile and we would keep saying "we really should do that", but either of us brought the brushes or made any attempt to bring the idea to reality.

So I took the initiative.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Replacing the Fury of Dracula Figures

In recent years I've found myself leaving the video game scene and getting more and more into board gaming. I've also always been a big fan of Dracula, and things Dracula related. So when I discovered Fury of Dracula from Fantasy Flight Games, it was a no brainer that I was going to enjoy this game.

At the time I never bothered to get my own copy, but when Games Workshop and Fantasy Flight ended their licensing agreement, Fury of Dracula quickly became a must buy before it vanished into mist, forever.

Monday, October 2, 2017

5 Years Old, Already?

Well that went by quickly.

As of Oct 1st, this little ol' website is five years old! It's a kindergartner!

In the early days, all this was was mainly a glorified journal for work in progress projects and the occasional finished piece. In those days I had been only posting on Twitter and wanted somewhere where I could talk at length about the process.

I didn't really expect anyone to read it and at times had felt that maybe it was pointless, because who really cares what I think or how I do something. Obviously, someone else has done it before and better, yeah? What's the point of rehashing things that folks can find anywhere else?