Friday, February 24, 2012

Grey Knights Progress Update

I had the opportunity to play in a local Combat Patrol tournament last night, and I took my Grey Knights. A friend of mine I between rounds asked why I hadn't posted an update the army lately. My answer was "Well, the first squad isn't done yet...". His answer?

"So post something in progress, anyway. Show folks that you're actually working on them."

He had a good point.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Batch Painting Blues

Batch Painting [bach - peyn-ting] noun, verb, whatever

1. The process in which a hobbyist takes a number of like-models, and paints them all in stages, so as to finish said models all at once, instead of one at a time.

2. The preferred method of painting an entire wargaming army, to maintain and retain consistency across the entire force.

3. One of the many possible reasons for Hobby Burn-Out, and why Miniature Tim wants to talk about it.

Friday, February 10, 2012

New Carrying Case for Competitions!!

Back at Adepticon 2010, I took a class by Chris Borer on advanced painting techniques. One of the many things I got from that time, was that many painters who begin competing at a competition level, don't seal their figures with any kind of dull cote spray, because it can alter the meticulous paint job they spent so long achieving.  

So how do painters transport their competition figures without damaging them?

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Grey Knights Paint Formulas...and a Lesson Learned

Be Prepared...

It seems I need to be reminded of that motto from when I was in the Scouts.  Why, you ask?  Well, I sat down this weekend to get some painting done on my Grey Knights, after some other work I had to finish up Sunday night.  I laid down the base coat of a slightly thinned Boltgun Metal and then had some dinner.  Afterwards, I went to give the figures a preliminary wash of Badab Black and quickly realized one very important thing...

I didn't have any Badab Black.