Between the World Cup, and running in the evening, my available painting time this week has dropped off. Next week will be even worse, as little Indy the Cockatiel will be with me for a week again – and she gets into everything when she’s out, so no chance of painting.
However, I do have a couple of weeks off in July with little planned, so I do plan to get some more painting done.
All I managed this morning was around 30 minutes to an hour on the minotaur, unfortunately, only the slowest of slow progress is being made…
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I’m bored with painting variations of brown tones, leather and fur, so to try and add some colour to the minotaur, I decided to go for something a little bit more exotic…
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After managing to get some regular hobby time in almost everyday last week, I’ve had two days of no progress, firstly due to spending the entire day in a bar / pub enjoying the England vs Panama World Cup game on Sunday, and going for my first run in years Monday evening (incidentally, the temperature was 29 degrees, so that was hard!). I’m off work today due to having an appointment, so I took the chance to get a little bit of hobby time in first thing.
I mentioned in my previous post that I wasn’t happy with the filling of the gaps at the elbow joins, and that I was tempted to file it back and re-prime. That was a bit extreme considering the work already gone into the model, so I came up with an alternative…
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I spent a short painting session on Thursday evening, where I worked on the skin transitions on the bicep. I had a slightly extended session this morning (Saturday) to block in some of the fur to see how the colours work together.
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As per the last few days, I had a short 30-odd minute painting session after work between World Cup football matches.
Today’s focus was on adding some highlights to the minotaurs left bicep, particularly working on the inner side that faces the front of the model at this point.
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A similar theme to the past couple of days; painting time limited due to the distraction of the World Cup, but where possible I’ve put in a few minutes on the flesh of the minotaur I’ve been working on…
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Millennium Falcon – A Build at Work
Last year, I spent a portion of my lunch hour each day building the Metal Earth Star Wars models, rather than browsing the internet, (or worse continuing working!), but quickly completed all of those that I liked and were available. This left a bit of a hole in my day, and I wanted something to fill the gap. I’d always fancied building models during my lunch hour, but have been put off by considering the hassle of transporting the model or tools back and forth from work.
I had been collecting the Bandai Vehicle Model series (or “stockpiling” might be a better term) for a while now, and they seem particularly suited to lunchtime building as the models are small, simple and quick to create.
I’ve already built and completed one of the series, Poe Dameron’s X-Wing which I thought was good fun and I was impressed at how well it went together. I wasn’t exactly thrilled with the inclusion of stickers over decals, but given it’s size, I can sort of understand why they aren’t included.
The next one I fancied building was the Millennium Falcon. This is my absolute favourite movie model without a shadow of a doubt – I have numerous versions of model kits to build of this ship, including two vehicle model series boxes (yes, I bought a duplicate). Given I had two, the “hobby fear” wasn’t going to hold me back from starting one.
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On Sunday morning, I spent an hour or so working on the skin on the belly and chest of the Minotaur, focusing on some highlights.
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With the A-Wing finally complete, and having been able to get the motivation to complete the Evil Sunz Ork boyz, it’s time to choose and work on a new model.
This time, I decided on a change of pace, and having searched through boxes and boxes of models, I spotted an old GW metal Minotaur that I thought might be good fun.
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