Thursday, 16 April 2015

The Black Skaven Part 4

Hello all, It's been a wee while since my last post, and despite some serious "real life" issues getting in the way, I've managed to get 4 more Black Skaven finished and it feels pretty damned good. 
I had to substitute old lead with some of the 2nd Ed plastic Clanrats circa '95;
I can already hear the boo-hisses coming from some of the old hammer elitests out there but I think they came out looking pretty slick. 
The reds came out pretty damn fine: nice and matt, actually red, not orange or yellow which I've made the mistake(s) of in the past. 
The true reason I used the plastics was to save these guys;
To use in my Stormvermin unit, I figure their weapons are menacing enough to count as double handed and with their addition the unit has now reached 13 figures! 
These two Black Skaven are the ones I'm the most proud of (so far)
I couldn't be more pleased with their shoulder pads, the one on the left came close to blending, something I've not done in a dogs age.
Even the beige work came out better than the last batch:
Well that's it for now, seven more to go, well I should probably do 8 in case I want to hide a plague censer bearer or assassin in there, I mean no I'd never do something as underhanded as that.....

Comments are always welcome, I was a bit snippy with my replies last time round but I had some real shit going on. 
That's no excuse and it's not right to take it out on my loyal viewership, I apologize. 
So please comment, let me know what you like, don't like or anything 
Thanks as always for stopping by! 

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Black Skaven Part 3

Hey guys, 
I've been going through some serious painter's block, I can't seem to sit down and lay on the paint. 
Well, foolishly I forced myself to paint, which rendered sub standard results. If I have any advice to a painter it is this: When it begins to feel like work, stop.
To be fair he does look a tad better in person
The beige is particularly shitty, which is too bad, I quite liked the first batch of 5:
To be fair, once their bases are done they will look a lot better, and split up into a unit who will notice, right? RIGHT?!
So just a quick update for today, I'm trying desperately to get them finished but not before a bit of a break. 
April 18th is my next game against Crapfang's Backwoods Bandits and I can't wait!