Thursday, May 27, 2010

Hobby Tip: bottle caps

Although not a new idea, bottle caps are a great inexpensive way to make counters/tokens for your miniature games.

Normally the caps I've seen are fairly thick or tall as pictured on the left above. Recently however Ice Mountain water bottles started to come out with a shorter cap. I figure instead of wasting $$$ using actual miniature bases for gaming aids this would be a nice alternative.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Skaven Update #15

So I finally finished my Skaven Eshin Sorcerer. It was a quick and dirty paint job but I think it came out ok.

I had some time off from work so I was able to work on a few more...

I finished the assassin and almost finished the gutter runner and the slayer. Although the assassin and the gutter runner were fairly easy it was tough to get that subtle highlighting on their black outfits. I like how my slayer is turning out but I was having trouble with the metal and jewelry. I can't seem to get a nice effect on the gems and on the axe head. I need more practice that's for sure.

I even worked on my Reaper CAV Starhawk V conversion.

Next up are my PCB's. Like the Plague Monks I recently finished, these PCB's were also half done and never got around to finishing them. I think this unit- along with the side project for the Underempire contest- I should be good for the next few weeks.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Skaven Update #14

Quick update! Done painting my plague monk unit. Wish I had another 2 metal minis to make it 25. Still not sure if I should add static grass and what type if I do.

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Next up is is an Eshin sorcerer. Remember them? Not sure why I'm painting this now but, oh well, I'm painting it anyway.


Monday, May 3, 2010

Skaven Update #13.5

So here's a little something for the time being. I'm pretty happy with the finished product despite being out of the hobby for several months. I just need to finish the rest (23 with full command) and I'll be finally done with my first painted plague monk unit! There's not much else to do with the rest just small details mainly. I also need to decide what to do on my banner and scroll. Oh, and figure out if I should use the dead grass on this unit... :P


I know I shouldn't be jumping ahead before I even cross my plague monks off my 'to do' list but I've got a few projects next in line. The next item to tackle will be my entry for Underempire's May-June Rare Unit Competition. I've got a pretty good idea of what to do and I've already started ordering my bitz. I actually don't expect to win this as I've seen a ton of great conversions in the forums and I expect a lot of entries specifically for that competition- maybe even filling all 15 entry spaces. I've been meaning to enter more of these but my timing has been really off. In fact my plague monks were suppose to be in the current competition but I just didn't have enough time. No prizes for these competitions, it just keeps me motivated.

Anyway, in addition to this main project I also hope to finish off a couple single minis that are collecting dust. So here's fingers crossed and hope I get through this.