Following suggestions on my WIP thread on CoolMiniOrNot, I’ve revisited the highlights on the Mordor Orc, focusing on trying to add contrast. Mostly the cloth and leather were the flattest part in my opinion, so I tried to add a bit more interest to them. The metal areas were OK, so I’ve not done any more to them, but I did take the face and skin up a notch.
After a weekend of no progress, I was looking forward to getting back to the hobby desk this evening, only to wake with a seriously sore neck! It’s gradually worsened through the day at work, to the point where I was just really uncomfortable. Fortunately, I stopped making excuses long enough to crack open the paints and at least make another step forward.
Unfortunately, life has got in the way a little towards the end of this weekend that has inhibited my painting time. I’m currently “pet-sitting” for my parents who have on holiday for a few days. The pet in question is Indy the Cockatiel, who because I’m at work all day, really needs to be let out in the evening, and to have some attention.
I was getting a little fed up with painting brown (yes I know, after only half a model), so I thought I’d switch things up and paint something a bit different tonight,
I could hear some shuffling and groaning from the corner of my hobby room, and looking over to the other end of my desk I spotted a zombicide season 1 walk of the dead zombie. He’d been sitting partially worked on for a while, so I took the chance to push him on a few further steps.
It’s taken a while, but I put brush to paint to plastic over the last few evenings for pretty much the first time this year. I have a small collection of Lord of the rings models from Games Workshop that I’ve mostly never even touched (mostly purchased from eBay), sat in plastic crates and boxes. Thanks to “The Two Towers” being played on loop on Sky Movies one weekend (my favourite of the Lord of the Rings movies), I was tempted to break some out and start work on them.
Boy do I love looking at this site. Boy do I have a serious case of envy when I look at this site. Boy do I not want to never pick up a paintbrush when I look at this site…
I can safely say that probably my most favourite part of the hobby is looking at the completed models done by other people. I think there are some models and artists out there who produce things that are just incredible and at such an impossibly small scale, if I could manage to even come close to the average painter on that site, I’d be a happy dude!
These were the almost the last miniatures I completed, painted from back in 2013. I’m putting them up here firstly so I have some content, but secondly because really I think it’s always important to have a starting point to look back at, even if you’re not that happy with the results.
Even though it was a number of years ago, I wrote down details of the process so I could remember.
In March and April, I had the creative urge again.
It also conincided with one of my friends birthdays, so I decided to take the plunge and see if I could paint something for them. I must say I wasn’t entirely comfortable with this, as I didn’t know if it would be any good, or whether they would indeed want something I’d made them… with that in mind I also picked the up a couple of small traditional gifts in case!