Guild Ball Goal – Painting the post

If you’ve visited my blog before you may have already seen the post about the initial concept and build for my Guild Ball goal marker, and also the detailing and finishing touches post. This post not a step by step guide to how I painted my goal, more of a general description. Plus of course a load of pictures of the finished goal marker.

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Painting Experiments: Gold Non Metallic Metal

I recently got two Non Metallic Metal Paint sets for my birthday. It is a painting technique that I have never really tried, painting a metallic surface using solid non metallic colours by simulating the reflections of the metallic surface. It does look good when painted well, but looks off if painted poorly. This is my first real attempt at the technique and I thought I would post my thoughts on the two sets as I use them. Sounds like a review, but that implies I know what I’m talking about. No, this is more of a reflection of the NMM paint sets by an inquisitive hobbyist. Oh come on, you must have seen that pun coming at some point!

Why did i pick these two sets?

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Birthday Hobby Haul

I was another year older on Sunday, perhaps not another year wiser though. My family tend to ask me if i want anything in particular and usually the first thing to spring to mind is the latest shiny metal toy (increasingly plastic/resin these days too). However its getting harder and harder to suggest models when invariably they just end up sat in a box partially completed. I feel bad about that, for example last year I was bought the Khador Warjack Ruin, and its still sat partially assembled in its box. In my head its verging on disrespectful to not complete a model that was bought as a present (Note to self: finish that model).

So this year I didn’t ask for a model. No, this year I asked for…

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Infinity: The eve of Northern Open 3

Well it’s the night before my first ever Infinity tournament: Northern Open 3, at Leeds. I have been frantically getting my stuff together, tokens, tape measure, dice, double checking my bag in general waiting for the last coat of matt varnish to dry on my models so they can be packed away.

I don’t expect anything much from my gaming ability, new game system, first tournament, zero list building experience, zero tournament mission experience. However I do hope I can give a good showing in the painting department with this little lot:

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Sadly I never got round to even getting my last two models needed for the lists built never mind painted. But I’ll take them with me, so in between rounds I can at least get them put together. I am guessing I’ll have plenty of free time, having been slaughtered pretty quickly in each round.

Right better find out the directions for where I am going 🙂

Infinity: Pathfinder Dronbot

This is my entry into the Data Sphere Forum’s Fall Painting Challenge. This quarter’s challenge was to paint a specialist of one form or another, my entry is a Panoceania Pathfinder Dronbot. This counts as Forward Observer specialist and for me makes a change form painting infantry, which my previous entries have all been.

I don’t hold out much hope of winning this quarter’s challenge as there are some outstanding painters on those forums. But I am very happy with how this model has turned out, especially given how little time I spent on it this month. Maybe I am starting to speed up in my painting 😉

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And more photos below…

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October Wash Out

Sadly this month has been a bit of a wash out hobby wise so far. I just haven’t had time to sit down and crack on with my painting.

I had a few goals I wanted to achieve this month, and currently not one is looking likely. But I’ll give a little run down of what has happened this month. Continue reading

October’s Plan

Last month was a bit hectic in the old hobby painting department, after I set myself a target of taking a fully painted army to a tournament at the end of September. So this month I shall be taking it easy, I still have some stuff I want to get done though.

I didn’t quite finish my second caster last month, Sorscha1, there is still a little work to do on her, same goes for the jack I was using too. So I want to complete those models.

I also wanted to have a model completed for Lost Hemisphere’s September Paint the Target. Unfortunately I didn’t even get round to starting my Widowmaker Marksman conversion. So this month I want to paint something for LH’s October Paint the Target, for that I plan to paint up Yuri the Axe. Continue reading