June 25, 2010
. . . Lurtz!
Or is it?
Last year I included this picture in one of my painting update posts (original post here).
Saruman, Lurtz and Ugluk
I was firmly of the opinion that the figure I’d described as Lurtz was the original Lurtz figure from the Battle Games in Middle Earth magazine.
Now I’m not so sure.
The current Lurtz is this model.
Lurtz & Lurtz
I think my original guy is just a generic Uruk-Hai commander now, although I remain half convinced he was originally named Lurtz.
Those two Lurtz figures mean more progress with my 2010 pledge. Two more done – big woop!
June 18, 2010
My first batch of Khador models are now nearing completion. First up are the Widowmakers. These were done as a test of the colour scheme I had in mind.
Big mistake really.
As you can see they are predominately white, and after painting these I decided that I liked the scheme and that even with the extra grief painting white involves it would be worth it. In retrospect the jacks with their large white areas were just too much effort to paint, but more of them later.
Those two are my favourite models, so very full of character. A bit of shame that my face painting skills don’t do them justice.
The other two models in the unit are identical. Nice models, but it would have been nice if all four had been unique.
Widowmakers - group shot
That’s four more models towards my Pledge. Slow progress, but progress all the same.
June 16, 2010
. . . I hope so. Four months without an update is simply too long. The truth is that there has been very little to report though. I’m not really sure why, but I’ve not been in the right mood to paint much recently. Although I’ve still been buying figures 😦
I’ve not been completely idle, although I’ve been picking at old projects rather that finishing them. Recently though I’ve started to get back in to the swing of things, working mostly at getting some Khador jacks finished. It’s been heavy going though. Perhaps a white/red paint scheme wasn’t the most sensible choice. They’d certainly have been finished by now had I gone for the all red scheme that is the most common one you see. You can expect pictures for these over the next month or so as and when I varnish them.
Whilst working on the Khador I’ve not ignored my Cygnar completely. I’ve finished a couple of extra casters and there’s a pair of jacks drying on the varnish table as I type this. Both casters are Haley. First up her “Prime” incarnation.
Followed by here “Epic” version. As you can see I haven’t used the full cloak extension. Due to a slight miscast I had a terrible time trying to assemble the thing properly and finally decided not to bother. She looks fine without it.
eHaley - rear view
So only two figures finished opposed to a couple of hundred bought puts me back in the hole for my 2010 pledge.