I'm working on a second corpse cart, the new Games Workshop plastic one. It's a really nice model, but a bit of a b*tch to put together, especially the corpse pile onto the base of the cart. This here is the scenic base, where an unfortunate Talabheim crossbowman has met his fate.
Finally finished my dire wolves. By Odin's beard, that took an age. I started these furry b*stardos five years ago, and I've been dragging my feet ever since. I think it's because getting at the skin on the legs was such a pain. So, Huzzah for me, medals all round. Here they are.
It's not all about minis here in mumbletown, oh no sir. This book has me all aquiver, as I am rather partial to grandiose ruin. Looking forward to getting my greasy mitts on this one. Reminds me of Simon Marsdens books, which are also top dollar.
Three figures from upcoming units, all done with the dip method, plus a little extra highlighting. I'm quite taken with dipping, the process is pleasing, I like seeing the results as the dip is painted on. The time it saves me is incredible, as my painting and gaming time is limited. (I have two children under five) So, I'm leaning toward using it more, as I think the loss in quality is minimal and is more than made up for by the time saved.
This is one of my new terrain pieces, an ancient graveyard. The stones lift away to allow units to move through it. I've had the resin tombs for about fifteen years, but only got to painting them this year. Many of my figures waiting to be painted are nearly as old as I am.
This fellow, as the outhouse, is an ancient terrain piece given a new lease on life. The mushrooms originally had that John Blanche red with white spots thing going on. The poor mammal who gave his cranium for wargaming is perhaps a rabbit? Suffice to say the creature was not hunted down and slain for terrain components.
This outhouse has been in my terrain set for decades. recently I took a notion to give it a facelift, complete with orc skull in a bucket. It's an old card-stock building that was given away with white dwarf around a thousand years ago. I'm very fond of it.
I recently finished some talisman figures for a friend. They were great fun to paint, I have to say, and really helped me hone my glazing skills. The ghoul was a bit of a pain, I repainted his skin twice, but I think he turned out pretty well. This was the first time I used home-grown lichen for basing, and I'm delighted with how it looks.
Okay, here's what I'm at right at the mo. Dire Wolves. Seeing as this is my place to ramble on as much as I bleedin' like, I'll go on about these guys a bit. I first started painting this unit FIVE YEARS AGO. I painted a test wolf. Very nice. Two years later I painted four more. Great. Last month I painted the movement tray. Super. Now I finally get it together to finish the last five. Getting them done and in the cabinet is akin to sprinting through treacle. (Have you ever had that dream?)
Okay, on to the curious obsessions. Wargames. Yep, it's all about the little metal and plastic fellows. More specifically warhammer. I've been a wargamer for many's a year, and I've been playing undead, or vampire counts as they are more recently known as, for over twenty years. Tragically, this has not translated into many painted armies, or even astute generalship. Still, one enjoys one's obscure hobby immensely. Here's the most recent of my efforts, an old 1980's model, a corpse cart.