Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Frustration...

So Fall In is just around the corner. As in 3 days time. And I had promised myself earlier this year that I would be entering some painting contests... Well the year is quickly coming to a close and here is the last chance of the year I know of and I am empty handed. I was working on a Perry Brothers Mounted French Infantry Colonel for Fall In. I was frustrated to begin with seeing as there is absolutely no information at all on the website for Fall In as to a painting contest. After a few days of searching I decided to email the event director. Still no response.

So last night I sit down and decide to work on one of my weaker areas of painting. The Horse. Sadly I had forgotten how badly miscast the inner legs of my horse were. As you can plainly see in this picture. There is no way in hell I could win anything with the model in that bad of shape. Sadly none of my files can reach inside of the legs at that point. What could I do? Greenstuff and try and re-shape the legs? Possibly. But at this point the project is dead in the water.

Bah Humbug!
And this is where I sat with the Colonel this evening. I am not happy with the golds on his epaulets. I am really rusty. Just goes to show if you stop painting on a regular basis and for a long time, you can lose a lot of skill.
Well he will just have to do for what he is. And will be included in my 1st French Regiment for LaSalle. On a side note I am anxiously awaiting a shipment I just placed with Warlord Games for a unit of Cacadores!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Mid War Tiger 1E

So I had shifted from working on my Early War Light Panzer Kompanie, to working on my Mid War DAK. This was for a recent tournament. Sadly due to some unforeseen family health issues I stopped production on everything I was working on. I am slowly starting to pick the brush back up. Sadly I missed the tournament which I had been waiting for some time for. That's life.

Above is the before shot of my Tiger before I did any weathering to it. And below is with several pigments from Secret Weapon Miniatures, some Cavalry Brown sponged on, and a standard No. 2 Pencil. I just wanted people to see the difference these little things can make.
So once again I am hoping to ramp things back up. Fall In is at the end of the month and I would like to actually try and enter a painting contest again for the 2nd time in my life.