Thursday, June 10, 2021

I'm back - with Targaryens!

 We finished the move including a hiatus in a rental place for a while before finally making the cross-country trek. I brought some ASOIAF stuff along with me during the period of upheaval and a paint kit, and managed to do the Targaryen starter set and a few extras for ASOIAF. All done by contrast paints - I have mixed feelings on how they performed on horses - perhaps too much smooth surface area - but they work well on flesh, hides and fabrics. Looking forward to dragons and unsullied eventually.

Lighting on these is terrible I know - I am not set up for much in the way of hobby space yet. Most of it is still packed away in boxes in the basement which awaits renovation.












Friday, March 12, 2021

Last Lannister - a least for a while

 We're packing up to move so it may be a while before I get anything back off the table, so here is my last contribution of the ASOIAF project, the Kingsguard featuring that ripe little shit Joffry Baratheon beside big brother Jaime.





Monday, March 8, 2021

And now for the Starks

 I have continued working on these lovely ASOIAF models - completing my Stark army:


Collection so far:

Sansa, Ned and Catelyn in the foreground:

Rob and his puppy - Bran/Hodor and theirs behind:

House Umber Berserkers with their silly banner:

House Stark Outriders:

House Stark Sworn Swords

Bran & Hodor:



Tuesday, February 16, 2021

ASOIAF Lannister Army

Last week I finished off my Lannisters:









Then did a two boxes of Neutrals - heroes (incl Varys and Petyr Baelish) and the oh so intimidating Bolton Flayed Men:







Thursday, February 11, 2021

ASOIAF Halbardiers and the Mountain's Men

Just finished off the Lannister half of the starter box along with the Lannister Heroes 1 box. These are great models, really enjoyed painting them with a mix of Citadel contrast and Vallejo highlights. I think Cersei is my favourite - and she's a formidable NCU in the game.










Friday, February 5, 2021

And next comes something completely different ... ASOIAF

 Towards the end of January I finished off my Mantic stuff including Clansmen:


Scarecrows:

Spectres:

A Reaper Bones model who will work as the Ice Queen:


And a unit of Arctic fox chaff:


Then for my birthday, I plunged into A Song of Ice and Fire by Cmon games. I have been admiring the miniatures and after watching a bunch of battle reports and reading reviews, the game sounds very good. So, I picked up the Starter and here is my first unit of Lannister guardsmen:




 

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

More fun with contrast paints ... and welcome 2021

I have been fairly busy hobbying but unmotivated to post - not sure why that is. I find it useful to keep track of projects here and to occasionally share and hear from co-hobbyists. Somehow COVID makes everything a chore!

Anyhow - here is the assortment of stuff I have done over the past few weeks including the holidays. Almost everything done with contrast paints as I test them out:


More Mantic Clansmen:

Mantic Scarecrows:



Mantic Spectres:
Reaper townies



Assorted Reaper adventure figures:



Reaper big orcs and a bat covered tombstone:


Mantic Snow Trolls:

GW Dwarves


A Reaper worm
Mantic Butchers:


Mantic assorted Nightstalker figs:

I now have about a dozen or so contrast shades and have experimented with mixing them to get some of the intermediate shades for the Nightstalkers. I think they work pretty well on figs that have a lot of rough textures, not so great on smooth surfaces.