You’ll always get those moments with bits of terrain when you look at them and think that’s not that special, but I guess it’ll do. I used to be very much like that and it’s been more about getting stuff on the table and playing games than the elements behind the scene like terrain. But as some of you may have seen in my other articles I’ve been slowly trying to up my game.
David and I (Mark) have been champing at the bit to get in a game or two of Arcworlde since we got the figures painted up for TTGUK Paints. The figures have tonnes of character and the game seemed like fun, at least Jez thought so here. He’s normally right so we finally decided to pit our wits against each other a few weeks ago.
Because of the style of miniatures they are going to work for so many systems, can see more than one being used in something like Frostgrave and even wondering if a few may work as RPG minis in Trudvang as well.
Well here we go 6 weeks into what should really have been a pretty easy painting challenge, the guys are doing really well except one, but he shall remain nameless unless he doesnt get any work done this weekend but as he is running a Guild Ball tournament its highly likely he will be the first member of staff to be shamed, even though he has got enough excuses for the past 4 weeks we arent going to let him off lightly.
So we have had two weeks into the painting challenge of completing a starting warband for Arcworlde and its time to see how the guys have been getting on.
Darren has had a bad case of eating dodgy Chinese and is now battling the throes of man flu, but in an unprecedented and never before seen phenomenon he is rolling 6s to beat it back.
Mark has (as always) been hard at work completing things and getting the job done. Using the power of compressed air, Japanese technology and Vallejo game air paint he’s achieved a lovely smooth base coat with subtle shading for the Gremlin skin. He’s plenty pleased with himself and is going to get the final highlighting and facial features completed tonight because he enjoys being a smart Alec…
Well okay, to be honest, I haven’t done a lot beyond sticking all the minis together and putting them in bases. My excuse is that I’ve been on holiday (Camping) so its been a little hard to actually paint.
I have though managed to finish the Sgt, I did him as a test piece to see how the colour scheme would work. So I have done something 🙂
Pretty pleased with how it looks, I’ve never liked painting red but it’s come out okay. Just another 11 miniatures to go.
I’m away next week so I thought I’d get as far ahead as I can. I wanted my guys to be colourful but still have some order. So I decided to paint all the archers green, all the pikemen blue and all the swordsmen red. With the wife at work one Saturday, I thought now is a good time to get started and by lunch time had finished the archers.
And painted an old bridge tIat i had knocking about as well. I’m going to take the rest away with my on holiday and hope to get a bit more done while I’m away. Fingers crossed 😉