Its a sports axiom that my Dad often uses to describe teams who may be less talented but win games because they’re luckier than the other team. This is especially applicable in the playoffs (or the Champion’s League Knockout rounds for you European readers) where it is win or go home. I feel like this week I was possibly luckier than I was good at painting and that worked for me. While I don’t have too much to say about the process, I’m pleased with the amount of progress I made, especially with the deadline for this project being a little over a month away now! Here is a look at the front which is really taking shape now.
What’s nice is that with most of the torso done, pretty much every piece I have left to paint will be visible now and is important to the look of the overall model so my hope is that will help keep my motivation high in this last month. My eye has certainly been wandering to other hobby possibilities as it usually does when I’m working on one of these long hobby projects but even with that, I’m enjoying working on this Stormcast again after a couple of challenging weeks.
The back demonstrates the being lucky part I was talking about earlier. For example, all of the gold parts on this side of the model were incredibly finicky and could have been really easy to mess up but I thankfully didn’t make any mistakes and didn’t have to spend a lot of time fixing them as I might have. Unfortunately, a good chunk of the painting I did this week on the back will probably be covered up in some way in the end but at least its done now.
That’s all I have for this week. I’m still making my way through Hawkeye on Disney Plus (two episodes to go now!) and I’m nearly done with my Arkham Horror: Card Game campaign but still have a bit more to go for each so I’ll have to save my thoughts on both for my next update. I will be going out of town for a family wedding next weekend so I don’t know if I’ll update next week or not. Its a bit of an annoyance to have to step away from this project but it will only be for a couple of days thankfully. If anything, I’m more concerned about going to a wedding with a mostly unvaccinated and unmasked group of people. I’m really hoping I come out of the experience without COVID but only time will tell…