Friday, October 19, 2007

The Gaming Yankee Workshop

Ok, historical gaming moment happened last weekend (Yes I know, it's a little bit late. I've been busy- let's move on). I helped my buddy build his very own 6'x4' gaming table- or if his wife is present, 'work bench'. Of course, it didn't go without a hitch. There were a couple 'redos', 'running changes', and my favorite 'ouch my finger!'. It was my finger and it wasn't self-inflicted. I was holding a piece of wood and my buddy drilled into me, split me open, and made me bleed... wait that didn't sound right. Lucky for me it was just a bad flesh wound... that didn't sound right either. Anyway, more importantly, we managed to finish the table!


Ah, my rats now have a suitable place to die- I mean play!

Friday, October 5, 2007

Skaven Progress #1b

Didn't want you to think I haven't done anything these past couple of weeks. It's not much (been busy at work) but here's what I got:

I've put a coat of paint over the clanrat bases, based a couple rat ogres, a packmaster, and the clanrats' movement tray. Next thing to do is start drybrushing the clanrat bases then finally put static grass. Man, I should have been done with them by now! Argh!

Hmm. I didn't think the clanrats were that dark. Could it be from the camera flash? Maybe I have too little light at my work space? In any case, I have to make sure the clanrats have a little more highlight.

I found that painting and basing the clanrats with their shields already glued on to be very, VERY difficult. In hindsight I should have realized that would happen. Oh well, lesson learned. Unfortunately, history will repeat itself. I have another unit of 30 clanrats with shields glued on that were bought secondhand. D'oh! Another lesson learned.