Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Recalcitrant Daze - The Wall

I'm not working on any models at the moment and I can't see that changing in the near future.

Basically I have lost all interest and motivation to pick up a model. It is the last thing I want to be doing at the moment.

So don't expect an update for a bit, unless I think of something else worth putting up instead of models I am working on.

It may change of course, I am away this coming weekend where I will play a few games with the Militia so that may turn things around.

However if it doesn't when I get back I will force myself to do the bit of work on the Heavy Weapon teams then I will pack all the infantry into a box and send it to Sheep to paint. This means the artillery crew, cyclops crew and rough riders won't be going. They will just have to wait to another day. I am not going to put off sending the Militia until I have a change of heart and start working on the outstanding models I have to do as it could be months or longer. I want them gone and done with.

Until I return to working on some models I will have to find something else to fill my time.

There may be the odd update if something peaks my interest.

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Recalcitrant Daze - Tats, Art Books and a Painted Junka.

So, that went well.

A highly productive week where I haven't touched a model. It's been that post holiday back to work nightmare week. Combined with a few other things it has meant I've done absolutely nothing hobby wise.

The only good news is that the 3D prints I had done for the Heavy Weapon teams have arrived. So this week I will (probably) be getting on with cleaning those up and getting some moulds and casts done. The mortar and missile launcher teams can them be re-built and finished off.

In other news my latest tattoo was finished off this week...

And in related art news I had the new sketch book by Karl Kopinski turn up. An excellent book from one of my favourite artists. I have always loved sketch work (hence the tat above), and a really nice touch is that in the first 1000 books Karl Kopinski is doing an original sketch inside it. I think he still has a few hundred left from the initial 1000 books, so if you act quickly you can get one with an original one off sketch inside as well.

You can find more info and order the book from Karl Kopinski's Facebook page.

To finish off I had a surprise this week when I had an email from the person who commissioned the last Ork build I did, namely this Junka...

He sent me a few pictures of the now painted Junka. It is very rare I get to see the commissions I do actually with paint on them so it was very nice to get the pictures.

Hopefully this week I will manage to pick up some models.

Fingers crossed.

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Recalcitrant Daze - Back at the Grindstone.

I've been on holiday for the last week and before then I seemed to be doing work (as in real life work) all day, hence there not being an update on here for over three weeks.

Hopefully I can get back to the Militia now and get them finished off.

When I arrived home I discovered I had had something delivered while away, namely the paint rack by Massive Voodoo...only eight and a half months late...

I built it yesterday and sorted my paints out. I had to move the picture on the wall to fit it in. These aren't all of my paints, those for the airbrush are kept separate and at the moment at sitting under the shelf on the desk. I will have to knock up a little storage thing for them. They don't need to be on display with easy access like the other paints, when airbrushing I'll simply take the paint I need out ready to go.

Tomorrow I will try and get going on the Militia again - the artillery crew. Not looking forward to it.

In the meantime here are a few pictures from the holiday...(as I have nothing else to show).

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Ogryn Renegade Berserkers 3

Another unit finished off.

The four Ogryns are finally all done:

Ogryn No. 1 - Had to replace the bits on his back as they were all crap casts. Thought long and hard about replacing the weapon, didn't in the end but part of me still thinks I should have.

Ogryn No. 2 - This guy has been seen a bit before, cleaned up his weapon and replaced the riveted on spikes. Also replaced the cables on his back.

Ogryn No. 3 - This came already built and painted. All I did was take the weapon off (it is joined at the two wrists), clean it up and reattach and filled the gaps. Few clean ups here and there. He then got re-based to match every one else.

Ogryn No. 4 - Pretty standard, other than filling gaps, cleaning up etc.

And above you can see the whole unit. That is a lot of points. In games I may break them down to two units, either one unit of an Ogryn plus the dogs and one unit of three Ogryn, or two units of two Ogryn each with 2 or 3 dogs.

Below you can see them added to the board of Militia.

Left now to do...

E - Artillery crew (already started these actually)
F - Cyclops crew
G - Rough Riders (the big job that is left)
Plus one guy from the Command Squad (A) to finish off.

In addition to that I have the re-work I want to do on the missile launched and mortar teams.

The Red is slowly creeping.

Friday, 24 July 2015

Continuing the Clearout and New Bits Coming In...

Hobby time has been tight of late, work on the Ogryn unit has continued though so there should be an update over the weekend with the unit finished off.

More Things to Go.

In my continued aim to clear out any unwanted or unneeded items I have sorted some more things to go on ebay, these should be going up Sunday but if anyone wants something drop me an email (see 'Sales' page linked above).

Space Hulk - the 2009 version.

Models have been removed from sprues and put together, though not glued. Everything is in excellent condition and is all there.

Will see what else I can sort out to get rid of over the weekend. As before anything that goes up will be linked on a blog post.

New Stuff.

Of course for every thing that goes out something comes in.

I picked up a second hand Hell Talon off ebay, some bits are missing but that won't be an issue as my plan was always to do a Deamonically possessed Hell Talon,

I have to say it was probably the worst packing I have ever had from something bought off ebay. The parts were just put in a jiffy bag with nothing to protect the parts inside banging into each other, bar the small bits being put in another jiffy bag inside.

Unsurprising one wing broke through the bag (as it wasn't big enough), thankfully nothing was lost.

However the other wing did break into two pieces...

Again, thankfully with what I have planned it isn't an issue, it's just annoying.

Kingdom Death Monster.

I nearly went in on the Kickstarter for this last year but in the end didn't go for it, but it went up for pre-order at 30 odd percent off for a limited time recently so I thought bugger it and ordered it. The quality looks outstanding and with the type of game it is it should be good for our Meet Ups.

It looks like it will be something different, part board game, part rpg, part something else.

Hopefully that will be the last hobby related thing I buy for a while. Until the next HH book comes out from Forge World. Or the upcoming Masterclass book.

Or something.

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Ogryn Renegade Berserkers 2

A post actually involving models.

The dogs are now done, though as you can see in the last pictures the glue on the bases is still drying so I will look to do a bit more clean up later as well as give them a quick grey primer so check the joins etc.

So to begin...the dogs were built and I got them based (bar the sand) on bike bases. The first one I did I spent an age shaving back the bit of resin each claw was on then I pinned that to the base. The resin is so soft I am amazed I didn't break a foot off.

After that I cut holes in the base to allow me to lower the foot piece into the base so that the claw is above the surface. Under the base I used styrene to form a level the resin could be glued to. One awkward thing I had to overcome is that was glued in position the feet didn't exactly line up.

So I got to the stage where the sand needed to be added...and then decided I didn't like them on the bike bases so ripped them all off and did the same again on 40mm bases...

Next up will be seeing what clean up these need and tackling the Ogryn themselves.

Sunday, 12 July 2015

eBay Clear Out.

Things have been quiet model wise this week, barely touched a model in fact though I have glued one of the Ogryn dogs to a base and spent a frustrating couple of hours sorting through bits trying to work out how to do the Artillery crew figures.

Today though I finally got round to putting some bits on eBay - I mentioned them on here some time ago but only now been able to free up the time (I always list stuff on a Sunday and of late Sundays have been busy). I also had an issue of a lack of boxes, without those I couldn't post them so the auctions had to wait.

So if you are interested you can find the auctions here.

Up for auction now are:
Atlas Recovery Vehicle by Forge World with lots of bits added.
Trojan Support Vehicle - converted from a Chimera by me
Unbuilt Leman Russ
Built Chimera
Medusa conversion kit from Forge World.
Painted Hades Assault Drill by Forge World.

Talking of eBay I have just bought a Hell Talon, missing some bits but then I already had plans for what I was going to do with it...

Hopefully in a day or two I will be able to do a proper update involving models being built. Cross your fingers.