A bit of mixed up week this week. I was supposed to be around for game night but then ended up having to travel only for things to go a bit pear shaped which meant that I got to spend the rest of the week at home. Now when you look at the update this week I just want to emphasise that I have not been taken over by a body snatcher and it’s still me. Just me that’s had a bit of hobby time and a bit of new found enthusiasm, which I think has come from trying something different.
So first up this week we have a miniature from Infamy Miniatures in the form of their Close Combat Futura. I’ve painted up a couple of their miniatures to date with Sergeant Crookes from the Baker Street Irregular being the last one, and I actually picked this lady up at the same time but have only just got round to painting her. I wanted to try something a bit different and what I ended up going for was to paint here up in metallic first before then going back and adding think layers of colour over the top. I’d seen the technique used on some Alpha Legion and it looked stunning so that is what I was going for. What I’ve ended up with is nowhere near as good as the Alpha Legion it was based on and to be honest I was a bit disappointed at first. But the more I’ve looked at it and thought about it the happier I’ve become with it. I think I set my goals too high in that this is the first time I’ve tried something like this so you’re not going to get it right first time. But if you don’t give it a go you’ll never get better. Anyway that’s enough of me waffling on about it have a look and see what you think.
Feeling all keen and eager after going start to finish of one miniature in a week I decided to press and look for something else to paint, and it’s not like I haven’t got a tone of stuff waiting to be built and painted. Anyway feeling inspired I turned to Guild Ball for my next project and specifically the limited edition of Mist for the Union. I ordered him as part of the Black Friday locker room deal but just haven’t got round to painting him. It’s such a fantastic model that I decided to go with a different colour scheme to the one I have used for the rest of my Union models. I wanted to keep the purple that denotes the Union, or at least with my models it does, but I also wanted it to be grittier and well Mist like.
So what I ended up do was going with a green and brown theme. Green for the cloak and then browns for everything else, which I think worked really well and gives a bit more of a real world feel to the model. To bring in the Purple so that he is clearly a union player I used the scarf covering the face and then what looks like a scarf running through the cloak as key colour pieces. For me it give a nice contrast but doesn’t look to garish. But once again let me know what you think.
Having painted up the new Mist I’ve now got a bit of a bug to paint some more Guild Ball so I think I’m going to have to pull them out of the box and make a start on them. They are mostly fishermen the colours will be a bit different but I’m looking forward to making a start on them. I’ve also just received the new Pakhtusov Battleship for my Russian Dystopian Wars fleet which I have to say is a lot larger than I expected it to be. Unfortunately I’ve had a few technical issues today and I can’t get the images to upload so you’ll just have to wait until next week for a look at it. The nice thing is that it’s the first of the modular options for the Russians which I’ll be using my fixation for magnets on so that I can switch between the different options. I’m also going to try out a new colour scheme for this one working on the idea that it can be from a different fleet to add a bit of character to the force and to give me a new painting challenge.
Anyway that’s if for this week, with a bit of look I’ll resolve my technical issues and I’ll have some more pictures for you next week. I’ll also have a painting guide for Mist going up on Monday in an attempt to make up for a lack of content over the last couple of months. Hope you have a good weekend and I’ll see you all again next week.