Warhammer AoS – Modest Progress and Plenty of Frustration

46 thoughts on “Warhammer AoS – Modest Progress and Plenty of Frustration”

  1. It’s looking great and as you said mistakes in hard to see places are the best kind! I can vouch for breaks and switching projects when motivation drops, it’s extremely refreshing and allows you to come back with a new way to look at the project. I really quite enjoyed Loki, definitely out of the usual marvel realm!

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    1. All too true, mate! I can only hope that the judges can’t spot it! πŸ™‚ Its only been a day and a half of a break so far but I would definitely say that its helping and I’m starting to look forward to getting back to this project so that is good news indeed. Loki is very unusual but I am liking it so far. I’m curious to see how I feel about I watch the final three episodes!

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  2. The competitive world is just that, competitive but if you don’t throw your hat in the ring then you will never know how well you might have done. Take a break as you say and come back fresh and fighting. Sometimes you have to lose in order to learn how to win. To me what you have done looks great but I understand it’s how you feel about it that counts. Hang on in there! πŸ™‚

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    1. I agree with your sentiment whole heartedly, mate. That is the main thing that is driving me forward, in fact. I don’t know how often an opportunity like this will come along so I feel it would be a shame to miss it. I do think the break is already helping me recharge my batteries so to speak so there is some reason for hope πŸ™‚

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  3. Your metallics are brilliant, those scales look incredible. Adversity builds character, I admire your determination.

    I am quite happy to hear you have Disney+ again and will be doing some reviews. It will be great to hear your thoughts.

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    1. I like how the scales came out too. They’re one of the better things I’ve painted on this one so far, I’d say.

      I’m glad to hear some people, including yourself, are excited to hear what I have to say. I think in some ways swapping opinions is the most fun part of watching them!

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  4. Your progress so far looks great, a mistake on the inside of the cape is better than one on the outside, as when it’s stuck to the base it will be hard to look up, and will also create shadows.
    I know a lot of the British Competition painters and some of them will take a whole year on a single model, so having a break for fun is a good idea, don’t burn yourself out trying to slog through.
    Recommend a larger brush to paint the closet, just ask John ! LOL
    Hope the card expansion brings you much enjoyment, and shall be interesting to read your thoughts on all the shows you are watching

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    1. Your description of the mistake is what I’m hoping for too. It is pretty tough to see so we’ll have to hope the judges miss it πŸ™‚ I know what you mean about competition painters taking a long time to paint something. I don’t know if I can ever be as patient as they are. Talk about putting all your eggs in one basket!

      I’m not going to use a typical mini brush for the closet, I think I’ll go for a nice drybrush instead πŸ˜‰

      Thanks for your support and kind words as always!

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  5. All is I can recommend is to take a deep breath, stretch and focus on your strengths vs what others have done.

    Disney+ is a hole that is easily to be sucked down into, so tread lightly 😁

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    1. That is good advice! I usually don’t like to take breaks on projects but in this case, it is the only way. Disney Plus is probably my favorite of the streaming services. I’ve got three-four TV shows and movies to watch so I’m going to be busy! πŸ™‚

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  6. Agreed with the others – it’s looking very nice indeed so far, but don’t be afraid to take a break to recharge when needed. Loki is typical Marvel fare – I enjoyed it, but don’t think too hard about various things presented onscreen…

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    1. Thanks, mate! The break has been doing me some good and with all the painting in the closet I’m doing, I don’t think I’d be able to do much on this mini right now anyway so maybe it was all meant to be. Your assessment of Loki seems pretty spot-on to me. Maybe I don’t have to review it after all πŸ˜‰

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    1. Thank you, mate! You definitely have to pace yourself on bigger projects but I don’t have to tell you with what you’re working on! πŸ™‚ Loki starts pretty slow and I wasn’t sure if I would like it initially so I can understand why it might not have grabbed you.

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  7. To me it looks outstanding so far, but I know you have way higher standards when it comes to painting πŸ™‚ So I can understand your frustration with a paint job I’d be over the moon with. But seriously, the NMM you’ve done is just superb. Take a bit of a break and come back to it, you might see it differently.

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    1. Haha, cheers, mate! πŸ™‚ The break is helping so far and once this closet is done, hopefully I’ll be able to get a bit more painting done too. Thanks for your kind words as always!

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  8. Yeah, go paint something that you don’t care how it looks as a palette cleanser before going back to the serious not fun pressure job. πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

    I too find myself itching to play something with no time available to March. Rough spot to be in for both of us. It is what it is.

    I love Disney plus. I spend most of it watching Bluey with the kids these days (check it out if so inclined, it’s cute). One of these nights I’m gonna check out Bobba Fet. πŸ˜€

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    1. That’s exactly what I’ve been doing. I’ll at least have something done to show off this weekend which is nice. You have my sympathies on a lack of gaming. We’ll try and get through this difficult period together!

      Bluey? I’ve never heard of it! I’ll have to see what it is now because I feel out of the loop πŸ™‚ Boba Fett is on my list too so I’m sure I’ll be getting around to it sooner or later.

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  9. I think it comes along nicely. At least the frontal part of the robe looks very smooth. Great off-white. The NMM is also looking good, however, I would modulate the shadows on the scale a tad to not make it look too uniform (depends where the light comes from). If the mistake is not visible you may be fine. Otherwise just repaint it and try the blend again.

    I am still on the fence what concerns Disney+ Coll stuff on there, but I already have Netflix. Amazon prime is also something to consider for Picard etc. I just don’t really need three subscriptions ;).

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    1. That is a good thought on the scales. I will see if I can’t address that in the near future. Unfortunately, the parts that I was trying to blend are really far back on the inside of the cape and it might have been mission impossible from the start now that I think about it. I’ll certainly see what I can do with it though!

      Disney+ has quite a lot of things if you like Marvel and/or Star Wars. That is mostly what attracts me to it though truthfully, I think my wife is subscribed to nearly every TV service known to man so apparently some people do need three (or more!) πŸ™‚

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  10. Looking good Jeff, and you’re right, the scale looks superb. A change of pace may help you find the motivation and you can always start deckbuilding when your new investigators arrive – I’m looking forward to your thoughts on them.
    Welcome to Disney+ the channel that has taken my daughter away from us, hurrah!
    I enjoyed Loki, way better than WandaVision, which was pants!
    I’m way behind on stuff on there, as I’m still trawling through The Walking Dead – 1 episode ever two days, slow or what!

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    1. Thank you, Justin! I will do some kind of write up on Arkham. I find that I enjoy writing about it and some people are finding the articles that I write too which is a pleasant surprise.

      How dare you accuse WandaVision of being pants! I think it might be my favorite of the Disney+ Marvel shows! πŸ™‚ I may have to unveil some kind of ranking in my next update just to put this matter to bed haha πŸ˜€

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      1. Lol! It was pants – it was full of Americanisms that was lost on us ordinary folk… oh! It was very predictable And nothing happened until the final episode.
        It’s right at the bottom of my Rankings I’m afraid, nicely tucked up never to resurfaceπŸ˜‰

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      2. Call American pop culture pants if you want but we’re like pests (rats, cockroaches, etc.) that you can’t get away from and we’ll permeate your culture whether you like it or not! πŸ˜‰ It is fair that WandaVision was a bit predictable. I think waiting until the final episode for any real conflict or action did hurt the show and was my biggest criticism of it to be fair.

        Whenever your birthday rolls around, I’m going to buy WandaVision for you on Blu-Ray (assuming it comes out)! That way you can learn to love the ways of the former colonists πŸ˜€

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      3. Ha! Ha! Ha! I like the comparison and certainly, the American culture has grown on me over the years!
        I’ve always found Americans to have an odd sense of humour though. When I had the good fortune of mixing with your ‘fly-boys’ out on ops, they used to crack themselves up at everything we said, high-fiving all the time, we found it highly amusing, as we were just using good ole sarcasm!

        (26th October, thanks πŸ˜‰)

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      4. If you’re watching the NFL, you’re seeing American culture on a regular basis, mate, and not always the best of it! πŸ˜‰

        That is interesting on sense of humor. Americans tend to use in your face sarcasm in pop culture but I really prefer dry and clever sarcasm and irony. That is actually one reason why I enjoyed watching the Premier League. I found a great podcast full of English wit and learned why no soccer teams want to play in Stoke on a rainy night or how Roberto Martinez could be called “Spanish Bob” haha! I’d like to think that if I moved to your country, I’d fit in pretty well over there and know a bit about the geography and accents πŸ™‚

        Since you’ve got an October birthday like me, I should be able to remember when that special time comes around πŸ˜€

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      5. Dry wit, clever sarcasm, and irony… hey, that’s me!
        Having travelled a fair bit it is interesting what different cultures find funny. Some though, you can’t get the slightest reaction from, no matter how hard you try, and then something obscure happens and they’re rolling around the floor – each to their own, eh!

        Sounds like you’ll fit right in my old mukka! You’d just need to remember things like a bonnet is what you open to stare at your engine, and the other end there’s a boot not a trunk!

        October, a good month. My wife was also born in this great month, as was my best mate… you have to be special to have a birthday in October!

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      6. And you’re humble about it too, I see πŸ˜‰ You’re spot-on about different cultures and that’s what makes it fun to learn about other countries I think. I do know about bonnets and boots! Boot sales really threw me for a loop when I heard about them. I was like, “What in the world are British people doing sell boots to each other!?” πŸ™‚ Now I understand they’re basically a yard sale/garage sale as we call them in the US.

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