This week I've been painting on Sherlock quite a lot, and you can see the results of that below. I've now finished a large amount of the black on him, and I've only got the upper half of the coat (and a little bit on the back) left to do. I'm really pleased with how the black areas look, they're basecoated in Abbadon Black, and then the highlights are made by adding the amount of Flayed One Flesh into the mix.
Yes, I'm now back from Latin camp, and I had an excellent time! While most of it will probably sound quite dull (looking at Ovid's Metamorphoses III and Sallust's Bellum Catilinae), I thought I'd mention the two trips, which took place around the start of the second week. I've also got a new project which I'm working on, a large scale legionary model, so I'll put up some pictures of him quite soon!
Since I've mentioned what I'll be doing most of these two weeks, I thought I'd also say a bit about the special stuff. While the work on the Latin texts is fun, these parts are even better, and I'm rather looking forward to them. Again, these are last year's pictures, and the credit can be found in the resources section of the website.
Since I can't really update you with any progress on models at the moment, I thought I'd put up a few pictures of what I'm up to at the moment. All of these pictures are from last year's Latin camp, but I'll post some more recent pictures soon! And as usual, credit is given for the images in the resources section. To spread this out over more posts, this is part one, the normal stuff... excursions and parties will be in the next one!
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!
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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