Thursday, 6 August 2015

Today's progress: Black Skaven...the RETURN!

I finally finished the last two members of my black skaven regiment! These bastards have been on my desk for months but finally they're done. I hated even sitting at my painting table, their mere presence exhausted me.
Am I pleased with the paintjob? No. 
It's pretty obvious that I rushed through them today 
My kitbash and green stuff nightmare 
All that work and the skull shoulder pad came out looking like, well crap really. 
Ugh. I really feel sick when I think of how much time I put into him compared with the final result. 
The matching hero didn't turn out much better.
I will never leave the character model til last again. I felt totally drained and just rushed through him ignoring spots where I could've laid highlights like the sword pommel and gauntlets.
His red armour did turn out to my liking and I did put in some effort on the halberd's runes though; if I'm paying 25 points for it to be magical it should look the part IMHO.
So I now move onto the stormvermin regiment.
Whenever I feel burnt out I have 3 poisoned wind globadiers, 2 assassins, my final jezzail and 2 familiars to break up any monotony. 
Hopefully this will return my output to its previous calibre. To be honest or perhaps to vindicate myself there will be 255 completed rank and file Skaven painted when all is said and done, I really don't think anyone will be looking too hard at any one individual model.
I have 11-13 characters on top of that which brings the army to a close. 
I don't think I'll ever paint another 3k worth of a single fantasy army again. The time investment is too great and I can't imagine how long it would take to play 3k games. 
Lastly I wish everyone luck at oldhammer in the new world this weekend, I had genuine plans to go but a home reno, work and a host of other health issues lead to abandoning that dream. It makes me nauseated to let down the organizers. I sincerely apologize. 
If there is an event next year, scouts honour I'll be there, maybe even in the old world at BOYL! 
Thanks for stopping by. 


  1. Don't be too hard on yourself Dude, they look pretty good to me!

    Remember, we are all of us our own worst critic.

    If anyone took a close look at Clan Snickit they be horrified at the paint jobs!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Thanks Snickit you are too kind.