Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Painting Table #9 2017

This past week I got a decent amount done but not a lot. I finished off the barriers. Then I based and started to block in the colors for my MERC keizai waza. I decided to go with a non traditional scheme to make them more interesting.


More as I get it done.
Aruki

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Painting Table #8 2017

This post has been a bit delayed. Mainly because I have been painting and trying new things and every time I thought about writing a post I did the "after I finish this part" thing.

First, I painted the last of my frostgrave stuff, then I decided to do all the bases on all the stuff I painted recently. I tried the GW texture paint mourn mountain snow and see why many people are disappointed with it. I think it might be great for terrain were you can do small clumps of snow on ledges and stuff but for bases even if you really pile it on it still looks a bit weird.

Then, while touching up the minis, I accidentally put way to much paint on the pallet. But it was the right color for finishing off this stuff so I broke it out. I am now somewhere around 75% done them. I mainly need to do the black and then clean up some mistakes and they will be done.

But that's not all. It's not really painting table but it is model related. I broke out my copy of MERCS Recon: assassination protocol and gave it a spin. Since it was my first game I was a bit confused during it but still had a lot of fun. I had printed off other factions boards so I could play my texico or ISS. I played the ISS. I know I made a lot of mistakes in terms of threat and I think I messed up the breach and clear I was doing. Unfortunately my oldest came in and scattered a bunch of the bits all over in a tantrum so I couldn't finish. But I will definitely be trying it again. I think I may paint up the other models for that soon as well.

More as I get it done.
Aruki


Friday, March 17, 2017

Painting Table #7 2016

This updates been coming for awhile. I held off partly to finish the models and then got swamped with the new job. But I finished off  the 19 man warband for frostgrave. There are only a few models left now for me to finish in order to finish off this goal so I may go through and finish them off before moving on.

More as I get it done.
Aruki

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Painting Table #6 2016

The post is a little late mainly due to surprise work and other issues. But here is an update of what I have been working on.

First, I assembled and cleaned up a bunch of minis for frostgrave, TNT and rouge stars. Got some demons and constructs. A robot and pirate type guy, 3 rats and then the peace keepers.


Then of course I have been working on this painting of the other warband I made for frostgrave. It totals 19 models but with everything else I finished last year it will give me all the same options as my less nice warband.

After this round of painting I will dig in my ready box to see what is next. Not as much progress as I would like but I will try and pick the pace  back up.

More as I get it done.
Aruki


Monday, February 27, 2017

Reborn Again

I have finaly finished moving and even started putting paint on some frostgrave stuff. Photos and a proper update in another day or so.

Aruki

Monday, February 6, 2017

Painting Table #5 2017

This week was mainly packing the current plan is to move in just over a week. However, I still have some stuff I can work on assembly wise. This week I assembled all the minis from Mercs Recon: Assassination Protocol. Most of what I will be able to do the next few weeks is assembly. I will try and post when I can. But I am guessing that I will not have much I can due until a week or so after the move.


More as I get it done.
Aruki

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Painting Table #4 2017

This past week with the big holiday allowed me to complete a lot. Not only did I finish off the marines I did all the zombie from deadzone I found that I had running around. For a total of 46 models finished. The should be useful for TNT and deadzone.


I will have to wait and see what I do next. 
More as I get it done.
Aruki

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Painting Table #3 2017

This past week I managed to finished off half of the 20 guys. Given another hour or so the other half will be finished and this will wrap up my marines until I get the remaining arms for my terminators. At some point I need to craft the siege objectives the list needs.

Finished



Almost done
Not sure what I will work on next. Tempted to work on more boats or frostgrave stuff.
Anyway, more next Sunday.
Aruki


Sunday, January 15, 2017

Painting Table #2 2017

This week was stripping and then rebuilding and priming the last chunk of marines I have. Along with partial base coating some of them.
After I finish them off the only things left to finish is the terminators I do not have arms for. I think I may need to add more basic guys to my list but would need to write a list first for them.

More as I get it done.
Aruki

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Painting Table #1 2017

This past week or so I managed to do a lot. First off I finished off the 15 terminators I could. I was unable to finish 4 of them due to a lack of arms.


Then I did 13 of the 18 marines with siege shields.



No idea what I will work on next. But it will probably be either more marines or frostgrave/mordheim stuff.

More as I get it done.
Aruki

Monday, January 2, 2017

Plans for 2017

The plans for this coming up year are not to amazing. But should provide a nice range of things.

1. Finish off my SM Siege Company
2. Build and Paint frostgrave guys
3. Do more basing
4. Convert a Sisters of Sigmar warband
5. Update all the tabs info and photos.
6. Finish American fleet
7. Finish Pirate fleet
8. Paint/convert TNT miniatures
9.Paint/convert Rouge Stars stuff
10. Mercs miniatures from Christmas
11. 1812 Prussian 6mm Battallion

I am sure I have more terrain and such running around to do. These are just the most basic plans for the coming year. They will be slightly delayed from the beginning of the year because of the move that is still up in the air as to when it will happen. This is part of the reason why projects have been so decreased. As the vast amount of my supplies are packed away.

The big change of course is I am not going to bother trying to keep track of models this time around. As in number count. I haven't decided on the spending one but I might since it has helped me keep control of my spending on hobby stuff in general. After the move is fully complete I want to take time to finish updating and adding to the tabs before I get engrossed in painting. But the move date keeps moving. So no idea when that will be.

The one thing I really want to do is get back into the habit of posting more often again. For that I want to go back to always doing it on one day.

More later,
Aruki

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Recent work and 2016 in review



This past year hasn't been as good as I wanted. But I still managed to complete four of my projects.
1. Pano Icestorm stuff
2. Deadzone stuff
3. BFG Space Marines
4. Terrain painting/assembly

These were the four main projects I finished off.  The  Space Marine forces are doing well and will be shown lower down.  Frostgrave stuff is about halfway done. The converted sisters haven't even been started yet. Tab updates are going going well need to redo all my pictures after I finish moving.  Part of it is that I am having to wait on models to come in. Then there is my secret new project that I hadn't reviled yet but is set below.


My new project is three trafalgar fleets. I have so far finished off the Spanish fleet after getting some special equipment. I still need to complete the American and Pirate fleets I got. But those will not be finished till after my move.



In the meantime I am working on the marines again. Right now is the terminator detachment. These will not be completed anytime soon because I need to order more arms and shoulder pads in. I still need to pick up more tacticals too. Maybe 20 of them so that I can finish off the army.
Anyway more updates in the near future as I try and get back on track.
Aruki