Weekly Waffle #53

I think I’m still suffering from something of a new year hobby hangover and haven’t managed to get a great deal done this week. In my defence I have been suffering from man flue and have spent most of the week curled up in my chair with a cup of tea and a chocolate hobnob or five. But towards the end of the week I started to feel a bit better and did manage get in a token bit of hobby time.

That token hobby time was spent trying to make a bit of progress with my Wild West Exodus Rangers. I don’t know what it is with these guys, because I rally like the models, but I’m just not feeling it at the moment. But I’ve managed to paint up most of the metallic sections and I’ve now made a start on painting in the leather sections. At this stage I’m only interested in getting the base colour down so that I can get a better feel for the overall colour scheme before I start work on the shading and highlighting.

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I’ve also remembered how I did the bases for my existing minis, well actually I just looked back at the painting guide to see how I did it. I ended up making a few tweaks to the colours and also added a bit of Vallejo snow that gives the same feel of fine sand when painted up.

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Also this week our trip to Adepticon has been finalised when Darren booked the flights for us all. I did a short update during the week about this but I thought it was worth saying again that there is nothing like parting with a lot of money to make things feel real. So everything is now booked and I can now think about a count down. I’ll do another update before we set off and I’m also looking at different ways to do some updates from the event itself.

I may have to re-think some of my plans for projects later in the year because I will be starting a new job in February. Same company and it’s only for the next twelve months but will mean a lot of traveling. So I don’t think I will get a much hobby time but I’m still going to make sure I get some things done. And with a bit of luck it might be good for content because I will need to think of ways to make the most use of the time which I can then share with you. I will see how things pan out but regardless of how busy I am I will still time find time of my hobby and I will still be doing these waffles on a weekly basis.

So that’s it for this week. Have a good weekend and see you all next week.

Steve

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