|Stomping towards completion.|
Things did happen today. Painting things. The greens got finished, along with the reds, and I got started on some of the gold details as well. A while back I switched up how I highlighted the olive drab green that forms the base of the 5th Border Legion scheme. I had been mixin in Bleached Bone to do highlights with, but the result never quite looked right. Then one day I had an idea: what if I use a light grey instead of a light brown? In goes the Stonewall Grey and miraculously the highlights look (to my eye) much better, like actual highlights instead of a completely different color slapped on top of the green base. One day I may do a tutorial for my scheme but in case I don't I wanted to note that little nugget of wisdom. Torch is progressing nicely and may well be done by the end of the week, depending on how much painting time I get and how any freehanding goes.
|Two steps forward, two steps back?|
In other, non-photographed news, I finally sat down after the Super Bowl to put some models together. Absylonia, Yuri, and a pair of Shepherds all got assembled. There wasn't as much pinning as I would have liked, due in large part to sinking a drill bit in my thumb early on in the process. This means there's far too much glue+greenstuff holding these models together. While it makes the assembly process quicker, pIrusk has shown that it doesn't form a super solid bond (his hand came off when I was taking him out of my bag). I think I learned some lessons from that particular debacle, ones that I was careful not to repeat on this batch, but I'm still skeptical. Hopefully that skepticism is misplaced. However it turns out in the future for now they're assembled, might get based tonight, and could get primed in the morning. Absylonia was the caster I wanted to play when I first went over the Legion book, so it'll be good to see how she does on the table. I don't have all the pieces I'd like for her, but I'm also assembling an order for reinforcements so that issue should be rectified before too long. With the Gnarls league starting today, I want to get on the Legion train soon so I can have as good a showing as possible.