October 1, 2010
I’ve been making slow and steady progress with the rest of my Khador with the first of my jacks and warcasters completed.
Here’s pSorscha, eButcher and a Juggernaut as a taster. There’s plenty more to come.
I love the eButcher model, but wish I’d given him a different base. The mound of dead bodies was awkward to paint and is, upon reflection, a bit naff.
Current score (including some Malifaux figure I bought but forgot about)
July 13, 2009
Friday night saw me grab an hour to do some varnishing whilst listening to and episode of Heelanhammer, so I’ve now finished the 52 Mordor Orcs I started a couple of weeks ago. These were an exercise in no-frills speed painting, but I think they look OK.
Mordor Orcs (1)
Total time spent on them breaks down as follow:
Stage 1: Building Models: 120 minutes
Stage 2: Adding basing material: 60 minutes
Stage 3: Undercoating, Base painting: 150 minutes
Stage 4: Painting: 300 minutes
Stage 5: Badab Black Wash: 50 minutes
Stage 6: Face Highlights and Devlan Mud wash: 30 minutes
Stage 7: Varnish: 50 minutes
Total time taken: 760 minutes
Which equates to a little under 15 minutes per figure. I could probably cut some time from stage 3 by using a simpler basing scheme, but I want all my War of the Ring armies to match. Plus the bases catch the eye, so time spent making them look good is time well spent.
Mordor Orcs (2)
I think my favourite figures in this batch are the bowmen. They’ve got wonderfully expressive faces.
Mordor Orcs (Bow)
Also varnished at the same time were 6 Warg Riders, these are for my Isengard army, but I suppose they could serve double duty. If the “Dark Lord” commands it then who am I to argue.
So that’s another 58 figures towards making the “Pledge” for 2009. Sadly I’ve also bought a few figures. A couple of bases worth of the new GW snotlings, a pack a the famous familiars and also their “The Chase” vignette. I simply couldn’t resist them.
The net result of all this is:
Net result: -783
Heading in the right direction, but still an awful long way to go.
June 22, 2009
This year the Bedford Gladiators Wargames club which I’m a member of is celebrating its 35th anniversary. Thinking about this event has made me realise that I’ve also been wargaming for 35 years, and during this time I’ve acquired (as wargamers are wont to do) a ridiculous number of figures.
A couple of days ago a friend of mine asked me if I knew how many figures I had. Was it about 1000, 2000, 5000, 10000 even? And I realise I haven’t the faintest idea.
That can’t be good.
So, I’ve decided to count them and record them here for posterity.
This will take some time as I intend to take photos of the painted stuff as and when I can.