My wife wasn’t feeling well, so wound up having my weekly game in the comfort of my own home, with my admittedly poor looking table. After having nearly tabled the Dark Angels on the virtue of a hot rolling streak and a Storm Eagle Rocket previously, the Dark Angel’s Captain is taking a new approach to his list, one which should be very apparent as you read on… Continue reading “Battle Report: AM & MT vs. Dark Angels (2,000 pts)”
Been a busy week and weekend! I managed to get a game in with my Orkz! Really my focus has been more on real life than on miniature plastic mans lately. It took me a week to cover all of these photos, but y’know how it is sometimes… 🙂
Picking up where I left off with respect to the regular troopies for the infantry platoon:
Dammit Duncan from GW, you make it look so damned easy. Also, apparently I’ve been doing things *WRONG* the whole time!
I’m relatively ‘self taught’ with respect to painting
I’ve never used a palette in my life, I’ve always painted straight from the pot (watering the whole pot when necessary!)
I’ve only ever “Layered Up” via drybrush
Often with fatigues and other things where drybrushing looks rough, I’ll just wait until I’ve done with the drybrushing (layering) and wash it all at once. This blends the perhaps poor colour grading and brush work.
In this way, I’ve managed to cover up most of my deficiencies with respect to line highlighting or using fine brushes.
Now, I feel largely dissatisfied with the painting I’ve done thus far on the Cadians, and changing my pattern or scheme mid-army might be counter-intuitive (due to aesthetic dissonance). Perhaps I’ll tinker around with a few ‘extra’ mans (pffft, when are they ever extra?!) and specifically work on my painting technique for a ‘gallery’ type force further down the road. Right now, I simply gotta paint.
Starting to pick-up the backlog in the actual Mans category of my army list, with most other components being serviceable. I’m still gawking at the Scions trying to figure out what colour I want to make them. In the meantime, trying to make some serious progress.