vrijdag 29 april 2011

There's something about Mary

Hello all,

It's been a very busy and tiresome week for me, so I didn't have that much time to paint. But that's not to say I didn't find any time to wield a brush at all. As my order from Maelstrom Games for A Regiment a Month hadn't arrived just yet (it arrived today), I was free to turn my attention to any of the other project currently on my desk. And what fine lady could possibly deserve my attention more than our beatifull Mary? None, so I decided to start working on her. As she deserves a good paintjob, in fact this model demands the best a painter can do, I decided to do a little research first. Besides a single bracelet Mary is completely naked, so I decided that  finding a good way to paint skintones was the probably the best way to go. Some friends recommended an article on CoolMiniOrNot detailing with different etnic skintones and what colors to use for each skintone. After reading the article I decided to go for the Mediterranean skin type. As for the hair, I have a knack for redheads, so red it's going to be. After a little bit of shopping to get all the different colors needed for the skin and hair I have started working. So far Mary has been primed, her skin has received a basecoat of Chocolate Brown and several layers of thinned down Basic Skintone. The hair has only been given a basecoat of Burned Cadmium Red. So she's still very WIP.

Next week is going to be a very busy week at work, so I can only hope to find some spare time to do the next layers and if possible time to start working on the newly arrived ACW Cavalry for A regiment a Month.

donderdag 21 april 2011

And so the journey begins ...

Hello all,

These are my first steps in the world of blogging ... and the 21st century as some people would like to have me believe. Yes Tomsche, I'm looking at you. As if I didn't have enough on my hands already ... every little bit of spare time I had left will be gone now.

So what is this all about? A week or so ago the aforementioned Tomsche suggested to do our own version of the classic GW series : A Tale of Four Gamers and share the result with the rest of the world via a blog. As I didn't have a blog yet, creating one seemed like the logical first step, so I guess this is where it all begins. Over the next months I will try to entertain you with status updates on paint projects, the "A Regiment a Month" project, an occasional battlereport, mad ramblings on miniature wargaming and to lighten things up with something completly different : cycling, being my other great hobby.

Anyway, here's what I'm currently working on, and mind you, working is to be taken very liberaly :-)

  1. Project Mary : Beatifull 54mm mini, produced by Hasslefree. Currently assembled and waiting to be primed
  2. Project Artemis : Another beaty, again Hasslefree. Partialy assembled and waiting to be primed
  3. Project Voyager : The USS Voyager from Star Trek by Revell/Monogram. Partially assembled, primed and some parts have already been given their basecolor.
  4. Project ACW : This is going to be my project for a Regiment a Month. Current status : browsing the web for suitable miniatures, order almost ready to be placed.
  5. Lead Painters League : Vote for me! I would just like to win 1 round before the end. 
That's about it. Of coarse like any wargamer and modeller out there, there is still a lot more stuff hidden away, some half finished, some things still in the box, waiting for the day I finaly have time to pick things up.