Weekly Waffle #61

No game night this week but I’ve been on the road all week for work so wouldn’t have been able to get any gaming in anyway. But me and Al have agreed that we are going to get our first game of Frostgrave in next week.

On the hobby front I haven’t been able to spend a lot of time on things this week. But the time I have had I think has been really productive. I think this goes back to what I was talking about last week in relation to painting models I like as opposed to models I need, or think I need. By that I mean that painting up the Frostgrave warband over the last couple of weeks became a chore so I found excuses not to paint. This week though I’ve picked out a couple of projects that don’t need to do but that I want to do, the result has been that I’ve got quite a lot done.

So first up I’ve started work on some treasure markers for Frostgrave. It was Al who actually picked these up, I believe from ‘The Dice Bag Lady’ and I offered to paint them up for him. I’m not going for anything to fancy but at the same time I want them to look good. Partly because I think that nicely painted models and scenery make the game better and secondly because Al has trusted me to paint them and I don’t want to disappoint. There not finished yet but should be done for next week.

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The second thing I have been working on some Batman miniatures to add to my Joker crew specifically the ‘elite clowns’. I’ve had these for some time but just haven’t really known what I was going to do with them. I think that after watching ‘Deadpool’ last week and needing a change from Frostgrave these just seemed appropriate. I’ve really enjoyed painting them and I’m really happy with how they are looking so far. I think this just goes to show, at least in my case, that if you connect with what you are working on it makes things much easier.

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That was going to be it for this week but then last night I decided that I was going to try and do some free hand on the clowns. I’d been putting this step off because I was happy with how they looked and I thought that if I tried to add anything else I would just spoil things. But I really wanted to have a go at this and I thought that if I don’t try new things then I will never learn how to do free hand work. So I’ve started with the big guy and added some tattoos to his arms and a clown face to his t-shirt. Neither of which I think are fantastic but I’m really happy with how they came out and I think they just add that little bit extra to the finished model.

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And that really is it for this week. I’m not sure what I will have for you next week but I feel like I’m on a roll with my Batman painting so I’ll probably try and crack out a couple more clowns. I hope you have good week and hope to catch you again next week.

Steve

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