Friday, January 13, 2012

This week in hobby news

Painting has occurred.
A few loose ends to wrap up here.  To start at the beginning, I got my Warstore order on Monday with one slight hiccup: one of the paints I ordered was missing.  I've gotten the wrong item before (blue instead of brown), but this was the first time my order was short.  I sent an email off to Neil and we got everything straightened out in less than an hour, which is a great turnaround in my book.  The truant paint was in the mail the same day and arrived yesterday.  Unfortunate that my order was short, but mistakes happen and it was resolved as well as I want.  It's for reasons like this that I'm loathe to abandon the Warstore for the cheaper Miniature Market.  This story is not yet over.

With the arrival of a variety of grey paints (along with browns and oranges), I got started on the Greylords.  Mostly I just roughed in the colors to see how they would go together.  While I see a couple problem areas, overall the scheme works.  Glowing hands are out, at least unless/until I can find the pictures that inspired me to try them in the first place.  Instead I'm going with glowing eyes which seems like a more straight-forward use of the technique and therefore a better starting point.  I should get some more work in on the bunch today.


  1. Looking good so far. I can't wait to see how they shape up.

  2. Taking a quick "tooting my own horn" break in the second intermission, I think this group is shaping up rather well. Didn't get to finish the day's update before leaving for the game, but it should be up later tonight. Trying new stuff with this batch and it's working well.