I haven’t written anything in a while.  I’ve started a few posts, and then cancelled them entirely because they were, y’know, petty at best and repugnant at worst.  It’s been an interesting time, in hobby, life, the universe, and everything.

In the end, I think I just needed to vomit something out there in order to break the ice again.


I’ve actually done *some* hobby since my last post in December!  Egads!


In a sudden spurt of enthusiasm I had this model built, primed, and the first bout of painting basically wrapped up within 8 hours.

Within 2 days I had hit the wall on this particular model.  Where do I go from here?  How do I attack the details?  Y’know how the ‘crippling self-doubt’ phase of the work that you sometimes just have to push through?  This took me 2 months.

…and then I snapped, and wrapped him up within 6 hours.  I’m fairly pleased with how it turned out.

This was my first time attempting a 5’o’clock Marbo (Shadows lost the right to the name once Marbo proved more dangerous), and I feel comfortable enough with it I might try it again in the future.

As sometimes happens, I carried the momentum over into my next project, before the crippling self-doubt could hold.

I painted 10 random mooks, to remind myself how much I enjoyed painting.

Then I grabbed Mr. Vindicare, and attacked him vigorously.  He was finished so quickly I didn’t really take any progress shots.  So here’s the group together 🙂

The best lighting for this one was on my cutting board where I had lunch, so, yeah.  Nothing but the finest content and photography here at the ‘meadow

12 models painted in 2.5 months?  I’ll take it.  That’s almost my entire output for last year and we’re not even done the first quarter.


  1. I’m pretty sure you’ve got me beat on output since December. Maybe it’s just that time of year for us where we hibernate from painting?

    Anyway, nice burst of work. The 5 o’clock shadow looks good, and it’s also something I’ve yet to try. Just afraid I’ll botch is completely and ruin a perfectly painted face.

    1. You’d think the inverse would be true, winter is for painting, summer is for enjoying the out of doors.

      WRT Marbo Shadow – I was terrified. In the end all I did was mix some Skavenblight Dinge into my top most face layer and slapped it on. Worked shockingly well. 🙂

        1. I’m thinking that the hardest part of hobby is just plowing through that fear of having something not turn out how you imagine it. Unfortunately this is something I’m only just beginning to master (in fits and bursts)


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