Saturday, November 27, 2010

Forays into painting orks

I've been clipping along at a good rate on assembling my backlog of orks, down to about 15 boyz now, so it's past time to start painting these buggers.  I may have mentioned that I primed 10 shoota boyz a few days ago, and if I didn't before then I have now.  I grabbed 5 boyz last night and got to trying out some different methods for the skin.  I took some shoddy WIP pics while painting, but I have a bunch of them, so I'm hoping that quantity makes up for quality.  It's the ork way, right?

Friday, November 19, 2010

More about orks

Despite my misgivings about taking up another project (army number 5 if you're counting), I've been making progress with the orks.  I have 2 bikers and about 20 boyz left to assemble, plus a sack of old metal burna boyz that don't figure into my current plans though they may get some love later.  Between transcribing interviews I took some hobby breaks and got all the barrels, both foot troops and vehicles, drilled out, as well as priming 10 shoota boyz.  Inching along, but progress is progress.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Adventures with washes

Fair warning: I started writing this yesterday, so all references are in that context.  I don't want to change all my "this morning"s to "yesterday morning"s.  

As I alluded to last time, at least in the comments section, I've been looking at posts about using washes to 'paint' with over the last few days.  Having picked up "red" and green washes the other day, I dug up a mini that was already primed white and gave it a shot.  The mini in question is an old, old plastic human wizard.  As such, it doesn't have as much detail as more modern sculpts, which I think affected my results, but more on that in time.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Some randomness

How come I can crap out a post of this sort like it's nothing, yet if I had to write a paper of a similar length  it would take the better part of an afternoon?  Mysteries abound.  No pictures or anything in this post, just rambling, but I figure something is better than nothing.  Pictures next time, pinky swear.

Friday, November 5, 2010

What else? A quickie while I do something else

Scheduling has been crazy of late, so no real time for hobby in the last week or two.  It seems like I've had two projects due for every class this week, and more to come next week, but there's light at the end of the tunnel.  I did manage to squeeze in a bit of time last weekend by co-opting other weekend activities.  I had the itch to put some models together, so I brought a couple boxes of Orks along with me and glued some stuff.  I've been trying to sucker this friend into the hobby for a while now, and he's been somewhat receptive to it, so I may ambush him with painting in the near future.  In the present, it's back to the grindstone.  At least I'll be done with school in a little over a month.