So, what's so exciting? I just received this email: 'we want to display the best armies in the gallery at Warhammer World and the army that Chris brought to the School League event was so excellent that we would like to display it'. Yes, that means that my Grey Knights will be on display in the Citadel Miniatures Hall at Warhammer World!
Here are some pictures of Thorin, who I've now finished. I've painted the leather areas and the face, which I'm really pleased with, since I think it looks quite similar to how he looks in the film. While he sat half painted for a while, I've finished him now, since a good friend is learning to play and I wanted to have at least one well painted model to use...
As I promised, here are some more pictures. I've done a bit more on Thorin, some of the metal parts are now finished. I've also been helping someone learn to paint, resulting in the pair of dwarves at the bottom. I'm honestly very impressed, since it's the best first model I've ever seen. So well done from me!
So what's all this about? Where are the photos of models being painted? Fear not, they shall be back soon! But today, I'm going to show you something else I've been working, some Latin poetry. I do this in between painting, it takes a fair while to even finish this much, around two months. But it is an interesting challenge and I find it very rewarding. On with the Latin!
quid fiunt ultimis verbis? abluuntur reliquorum
lacrimis? destinantur sunt audiri nequando?
pueri verba fiunt prima, vel libri futuri?
vexant actores conantes proludere?
vento volant exitoso? scriptoris animo surgunt?
inferno detrahuntur tribunis peccantibus?
While I doubt many people are interested, the poem has been written in the elegiac couplet, the style used in Ovid's Amores. It actually took a long time to decide on the words to use, and which order to put them in, and so while it doesn't look like much I'm rather pleased with the results! I may, however, return later if I decide to make a few changes...
Well if you're still reading I'm amazed, but I know that there's at least one or two people who sometimes visit and study Latin, so if that's you, leave a comment and let me know what you think! You know who you are...
To everyone else, I'll be showing more models next time, don't worry. Thanks for reading!
Here it is, the final box! As one of my most well known models, it seemed wrong to finish it off without making some box artwork of Fulgrim as well. Unfortunately, the other program which I downloaded isn't as easy to use as Photoshop, so it might be a while before I can make any more boxes. Which probably doesn't matter because it will be quite a while before I have any new models to put on them!
Over the past few days I haven't really got too much done, it's now exam season so I'm busy revising. I have, however, managed to get a bit done on the Commodore. I also watched the Pirates of the Caribbean films again, so
I've made a bit of progress on the Cadre Fireblade over the last couple of days, the armour has been basecoated and some areas have also received their first layer. When it's finished the cloak will be painted in a deep red, I think it will fit well with the colour of the armour, and some details will be in gold.
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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