WIP: Mordor Orc

Where Have I Been?

The last few weeks at work have been manic, and I’ve just not had the time, nor the inclination to paint.  That coupled with a few weeks of wanting to do other things (movies, theatre and trips), have seen me shift priorities, and I’ve very much enjoyed spending time with people over the more solitary hobby that painting tends to be for me.

Also, to be frank, I’d become a little bored of painting the Star Wars A-Wing after some quite irritating airbrush bleed, I’d lost all motivation.  I’d even stopped looking at hobby websites for interest, I’d quite literally lost any interest I had.  I think I was feeling a little depressed with everything, so I took a break from hobbies for a bit.

However, I’m now back, and trying to get back into things, and I decided to crack on with working on a fresh model to see if I could get my interest back… so I grabbed an undercoated Mordor Orc, and thought I’d give him a spin.

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FINISHED: Blood Claw

FINISHED: Blood Claw

Although really I could have cleaned up this one a little more, particularly on the Wolf Tail, I really wanted to say I’d completed this model before the end of the year.

I doubt I’ll get much painting done tomorrow or Sunday, so today was really the last chance to push him over the line.

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WIP: Space Wolf Blood Claw Part 3

Sometimes Things Just Don’t Go to Plan

Well that hasn’t gone very well!

Started the morning wrestling with airbrush clogs, followed by clumsily applies shadows with a questionable colour choice.  I made up a 50:50 mix of Naggaroth Night and The Fang with a few drops of airbrush thinner, and applied this to some choice areas.  And by choice area, I mean splattering and spidering everywhere.

This is my own fault, too thin paint, too much paint at too high a pressure and too close to the model.  Yep, needless to say I wasn’t very happy.

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