After a short break in productivity (I couldn't rind the inspiration to finish anything off), I'm back again with something I've been working on. Alas, no pictures though, as the model's currently in my local Games Workshop for a painting competition tomorrow. I've finally put brush to the free Stormcast Eternal that came with White Dwarf a few months ago and decided how I would paint one...
Recently I've been working on something a little different to usual... I've been putting my practice at sculpting to good use in the re-enactment society I joined this year to try to produce some medieval seals, so that they can be attached to the bottom of charters and land grants. Now I've finished the first one, I thought it might be good to post them here as well so you can see what I've been up to recently...
Several years ago at Games Day, I grabbed a copy of Pariah, the latest in the Eisenhorn and Ravenor storyline. At the time I put it aside so I could reread the first two omnibuses before I started it, but I never got around to that. And so, when I was visiting a distant uni open day with my sister this week, I decided it was long past time to read it - and suddenly I was enthralled again, like I was for the others. Last time this happened I went on to build an inquisitorial army...
Greetings again all! First things first, apologies for how long it's been since my last post - uni exams and show season with re-enactment have left little time for painting and modelling, so I've had nothing new to show. Not so any more! Uni's now broken up for holidays, and so I've been able to return to the paint desk once more. I've now returned to a project I picked up ages ago, but never got around to starting - this bust which you see below.
I'm back again, and apologies once more for the lack of progress on anything - last weekend was the first re-enactment show, and this weekend is an even bigger one, so there's not much time for painting between those and revision. On the other hand, I had a great time at the show, even though it was a little chilly in the rain in two layers of linen... this weekend looks like it'll be brilliant though, I'll be posting some pictures of it soon.
Hello again all! Apologies for the time it's taken between posts, it's coming into exam season at uni now and show season with re-enactment - hence painting has taken a back seat until the summer holidays in a few weeks, when I'll have a lot more free time. Since my last post I've had just about enough time to carry on with the sculpting on the commissions I'm working on, but not to grab some photos of them. So instead, I thought I'd take a look at what'll be coming up at some point on the blog...
Greetings, I'm back again with some new model progress! I was meaning to post this a few days ago, but didn't get a chance to, so the model's actually a little more finished than the picture shows at the moment. As you can see, it's a commissar converted from the plastic clampack figure - I used his hat converting the Lord High Commissar from the Tempestus Scions set, so he needed a new head (which came from a Space Marine scout, I think it fits quite nicely).
Hello again! I'm back with some photos of progress on real models again this week, and in the form of some Normans (as the title probably gave away). These are the commission I've received from two fellow re-enactors, not in Manchester but from other cells, to model them in their re-enactment wargear.
Greetings all! I'm back again, and unfortunately due to uni work I don't have too much to show at the moment. I have, however, taken on a pair of model commissions so expect to see some work in progress photos of those quite soon. I also received this in the post today, it's a base from Black Swan Miniatures, courtesy of the Mengel Miniatures painting competition that I mentioned a few weeks ago. It's a really beautiful casting, far better quality than nearly anything I've ever experienced, and I'm very much looking forward to getting a model on it and painting it - expect a full review when that happens!
So, we come back to it again, the question of what I've been doing these last two weeks. And again, alas, the answer is nothing much. Last Monday I discovered I had an essay due for the following Monday, which counted towards my grade for the module - thus, I spent nearly all of my free time working on that, rather than painting. Then there was an ancient Greek test on Friday that demanded my attention, and so there hasn't been much progress - expect more over Easter though.
My name is Chris Nelson, I'm a hobbyist. I started around eight years ago with Lord of the Rings as my first system, however I prefer painting to gaming.
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