I’ve discussed the idea of display painting versus tabletop painting but I don’t think I’ve shown almost any of my best projects on this site which is something I aim to rectify! Its also well-timed as I got a bunch of Goblin Town terrain finished this week but not enough to make for an interesting … Continue reading My First and Current WIP Display Pieces
It feels like there has been a bit of lull in MESBG and the wargaming blogosphere that I follow/participate in lately so some news from GW is certainly welcome! Rohan At War is rumored to come out next month which will be exciting but to wet our appetites, Forge World has put some new models … Continue reading New Rohan Minis and Hobbit Minis Return!
I had one goal this week: Get the remaining members of the Fellowship painted. I have started and stopped several projects lately (like getting the trees made) and so I wanted to get something done that I could feel good about. Fortunately, I mostly feel good about these last two paint jobs. Aragorn came out … Continue reading The Unbreaking of the Fellowship
While this is one of those weeks where every time I painted, I felt like I could have used another 10-15 minutes to get more accomplished, I do have some interesting things to share. First up, I built my Goblin King that I got a while back. As today’s post title suggests, building anything in … Continue reading Friends Don’t Let Friends Use Finecast
It has been two weeks since my last update and I will blame my surgery for that. It really did a number on me. For the first couple of days after surgery I could barely sleep or eat. The pain was pretty high and I was completely dependent on my fiancee. On my birthday, things … Continue reading Post-Surgery Painting Renaissance
Another week in the books and its once again time to check in on my hobby progress which was somewhat light this time. All I have to show is three painted up Hobbit Militia who are done other than being based. Surprisingly, I had a pretty good time painting these metal sculpts which don’t have … Continue reading In Defense of the Shire and the Eriador Project
I have been hard at work and enjoying my painting since my post last week. I’ve been focusing on getting stuff done and not worrying if every little thing doesn’t come out perfectly. It can be liberating to paint in this way and I’m sure that is why I’ve been enjoying painting a lot lately. … Continue reading A Visit to Farmer Maggot’s Farm
There is quite a lot of news coming from the biggest MESBG convention in the world today. At ArdaCon, GW announced some new Army of the Dead models including the king and heralds pictured below. The level of detail on these new sculpts is impressive and while I don’t know if I’ll ever buy or … Continue reading News from Arda: New Models and Old Favorites Return!
With some time before I have enough minis and terrain ready for the next new scenario, I thought why not revisit a scenario I liked and wanted to play again with a different strategy and a new houserule to see if it was still fun? Fortunately, Rescue The Baggage proved to be quite exciting and … Continue reading Rescue The Baggage – Second Attempt – Battle Report
Unless you count the Goblin Town terrain I have been painting (which I don’t), I have never made any terrain before and certainly not from scratch. Thankfully, there are some great videos on Youtube by the Terrain Tutor to learn the art of terrain making. Thanks to a video on making scatter terrain with cd … Continue reading My First Foray Into Terrain Making