Friday, 7 March 2014

Something old, Something new

 I painted the pictured British paras about 2 years ago.  At the time I think I was considering playing AE:WW2 which was a pretty cool set of rules put out by Darkson Designs; I think they dissolved but the product is still distributed by Cipher Studios.  At the time I was preparing them for a small scale skirmish game and based them on fairly large bases but revisiting the models and planning for a new use I decided to do something different.

Friday, 21 February 2014

Songun Kro - Kroot Tracker/Marksman WIP

I've been lurking on the inq28 forums again and duly inspired decided to have another go at a single character.  Up to this point the only completed model I had to show for it was Inquisitor Ney and that was over a year ago.  At some point in building his warband I felt as though I was chasing a cliche: He was potentially becoming a shadow of Eisenhorn.  What I think I should have been doing is building my Inquisitor from his agents: My decisions about his retinue informing the nature of the central character.  Maybe next time.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Kabal update 2: Wyches and Hellion test model

I managed to get some wyches and a hellion test model completed.  I was having a lot of difficulty with the wych suits both units were wearing.  In my last DE post I mentioned the problems I'd encountered over saturating the models with highlights.  It may not be perfect but I'm happy with the result; A balance between the too dark and too bright that I'd struggled with.

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Reconditioning Battered Brushes

Proper care of brushes is part of hobby organization that can fall by the wayside.

A lack of organization creeps up on me.  Over the course of the month I've happily whiled away at my hobby station with the "working area" gradually diminishing to a point where I was hard-pressed to find purchase for anything but my hands and the model I was painting at the time.  It begins innocently enough with a couple of paint pots I'm working at, a couple brushes I'm switching between and then a detritus of model parts, partial paper clips, you get the idea.I took some time to do a bit of hobby maintenance as a result.  The usual putting things back where they belong but I decided I'd do a bit of premature Spring cleaning on my brush collection.

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Dark Eldar: Kabal of Fettered Souls test models

Way back when the Dark Eldar were released I picked some up intending to build an army.  They were some of the best looking models I had seen introduced across the ranges in quite some time so I really wanted to pick some up and get started.  You may have noticed that in a year of blogging I have never mentioned them as even a passing interest.  I didn't go well. 

Friday, 3 January 2014

'13 In Review and Looking Into '14

Goblyn ,The  Great Satan: Wrecker of Daddie's Toys.
Just before the New Year arrived "Void Spaces" had it's first anniversary.  Whether it had or not I suppose there should have been some kind of obligatory evaluation associated with the arrival of 2014 and a "plan" for the year on the horizon.  I knew down deep inside I wouldn't complete any projects.  I'm prone to distraction and if another idea doesn't magically have more appeal then I'm probably off on hiatus because a bad brush pissed me off or Goblyn decided my work space required "renovations" (read: pet project of the moment is pitched to the deck and spectacularly reduced to smithereens).  In spite of this over the course of the year I managed to produce some figures I was happy with and reduce if not eliminate my "hobby deficit"; the golden mean being painting as many miniatures as I purchase.  I'm still not there yet but like to think I'm getting better.