Friday, 25 November 2022

So it happened again...

Remember yesterday when I posted about me being excited to be back into positive painting figures? Well I should have learned my lesson by now.

It started simply enough. I was up Athena Games in Norwich yesterday for a day of gaming, so I bought myself an Ork character as a reward for breaking even:

I've loved this model since it was revealed last year, figured I deserved a treat and had the painting points spare that I was still in the positive. So far so good.

Then a mate of mine turned up with a box of Mordor Orcs for me. I'd mentioned to him I needed some more spear dudes for one of my armies and was expecting him to turn up a few spares.

I was not expecting a full 24!

So yeah I'm in negative figures again, after less than 24 hours!

Luckily I've hit the week off work and in a bit of a painting groove, so I had a pretty productive day today finishing off some of the Ork repaints I've been cracking on with recently. I reckon I've done pretty well:

I'm still in negative figures, but I'm not too far off breaking even again for the second time in a week.

It's all good. I might even get some more done over the weekend. Depends how distracted I get with new Pokemon stuff. 

Happy Hobbying! 

Thursday, 24 November 2022

Positive Figures!

I've had a pretty good time in my hobby the past couple of weeks. Just through working through my backlog, I've managed back into positive figures on my painting points again, after I blew them on the Heresy starter box over the summer.

Admittedly very little of the progress came from paint that box, but I still reckon I've done pretty well. 

First up, I managed to finish up the quintet of Thranduil sculpts I was working on last time:

I'm really quite proud of how they turned out. Thranduil is one of my favourite characters from the Hobbit trilogy, so I'm glad I could do him justice. I just need to actually bring myself to paint the Army around him now! 

I also finished up that Sicarian from last time too:

I'm less happy with how it turned out. There's plenty I'd do differently if I painted again, but it looks decent enough and I'm glad it's done so I can move on to other, more exciting stuff.

I've also started repaining my Orks. I know I only did them last year, but tbh they were a bit rough and ready. I've now found a better basing scheme for them and it's given me an opportunity to bring them up to a standard I'm more happy with.

They're not going to be my main focus, but something nice to plug away at when I fancy a break from other projects. Given the state of 40k atm, it's about as close to interacting with the game as I'm going to get, but it'll be nice to hopefully have a fully painted army ready to go when 10th edition rolls around and I can start enjoying it again!

That's all for today, but I'm hoping to try and get some more up soon, if I'm not distracted too much by the new Pokemon games. Until next time though, happy hobbying!