Sunday, April 29, 2012

Well, now what?

Whew!  Now that AdeptiCon has come and gone.  I am safely back home and trying to plan out my hobby for the next few months.  So I am sure a few of you may be wondering what I have on my plate.

Well Architects of War is hosting the 1st North American Perry Painting Contest at HistoriCon this year. They have 4 categories and I am trying to push myself to enter all 4.  The first one I am going to work on is Vignette.  Below you can see what I am thinking of this year...
General Gordon's Last Stand by George W. Joy

Perry Miniatures Gordon's Last Stand
After sitting down to one of many beers and dinners with my good friend Mr. Taylor at AdeptiCon, we both expressed that we wish to push our talents to the next level in painting.  How to do that? Just keep trying.  I do not feel I am back up to the level I was when I was painting my Lysander model.  That's what taking a few years off from your hobby can do to you!

So the Perry Painting contest is currently in my sights.  A few other things to work are on a US Armored Company and US Armored Rifle Company for Flames of War.  I suspect I will be slowing down a bit with Flames of War and try to focus a bit more on some 28mm gaming.  One new adventure I would like to break in to is Hordes, as I received a Trollblood starter box at AdeptiCon and would love to paint them.

The biggest thing for this year to focus on however, is the next Guns of April project.  We decided since it would be the 150th anniversary of Gettysburg to do another "what if" scenario from the first day.  This time I have been placed in charge of the Confederate side and will be working on them very soon.  All orders have been placed for the product and should arrive with in the next two weeks! This time I am pushing myself further by trying to complete over 156 models by next April.  Given that I painted 92 models for Salamaca in a span of about 2 1/2 months.  I think I am up for this challenge!

On a final note I am actually considering ordering the Masterworks Miniature Painting With Jen Haley and Anne Foerster video from  Normally I wouldn't even consider this, but I learned a lot about painting from just sitting down for a few hours with Anne many years ago and just watching her.  But the $50 price tag doesn't excite me.  We will see as I think on this more.  If I do I will be sure to let you all know what I think!


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