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The Coolest Notebooks!

As some of you know, I indulge occasionally in Live Action Role Play. With the pandemic easing off, we’ll soon be allowed back out in the field again. Time to shed the weight, get fit again and get running about in the woods, be it in Post Apocalyptic Style, or High Fantasy. Last weekend was LarpCon – albeit in a different form. Outside in the sunshine and ticketed so as not to overcrowd. There were plenty of traders, plenty of hand sanitizer and lots of seeing old friends again, and meeting new ones.

I did manage to pick up a few things, but my favourite purchase was a hand bound book in green leather and gold metal. Anyone who knows me, knows I love notebooks and this one just had to be mine! It is far too heavy to carry around as a spell book, but I had to have it anyway.

The lady who made it was a lovely person too. She makes all her books by hand, which is quite a skill, and I happened to catch sight of some of her calligraphy too, which was awe inspiring. She has other glorious notebook for sale – some of which I have pictured here, and she can be found on Facebook here:

https://www.facebook.com/tonilea.marris

Or send her an email t.l.marris01@gmail.com

Here are some of the books she had made lately, which are currently for sale. You’ll have to get in touch with her to find out prices, but please, please do. They are wonderful creations!

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Knight!

I’ve been up to my knees in Ad Mech and 3D printing for a while, that I forgot to post this guy. This knight was a commission I did recently. It was a challenge as it’s the biggest miniature I have painted and built from start to finish. I thoroughly enjoyed doing so and I loved how he turned out.

The client wanted a dark and sinister scheme so after discussion, we went for black and dark copper. Here is how he turned out:

The last picture I couldn’t resist taking.

Both of us were pleased with how it turned out and I learned a great deal while creating him.

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Forster’s Foundry!

Finally, we are ready to launch the website for 3D Printing!

It has been a gruelling few weeks of vat issues, build plate problems and brittle resin. We have spent a good deal of time tinkering and fixing up the 3D printers and the website and we feel we are finally ready to launch.

We are licensed to sell the Lunar Auxiliar range, and here are some of the miniatures we are currently offering:

As well as these miniatures, we are offering a ‘Print and Paint’ service. Where you supply us with a file of a miniature you have created on another site, and we will print it and paint it for you. We also offer just printing if you want to paint your miniature yourself. Here is one example that had been done so far:

The website is:

https://forstersfoundry.co.uk/

Feel free to get in touch if you have questions or want to know more about what we do!

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Custodes Dreadnought Commission

I finished this guy a while back, but have only just got around to posting about him. I was commissioned by one of my regular clients to paint a Custodes Dreadnought to display standard. It involved non-metallic metals, a lot of blending, some freehand and took me over a week to complete. I, and he, were pleased with the result. I learned a lot about doing Non-Metallic metal while I painted the miniature, and I now feel a lot more confident about doing so in the future.

Here he is:

I thoroughly enjoyed painting this guy, and the chance to do something a bit fancier than table top standard was amazing. It was particularly difficult to let this miniature go to its new owner! The client reposed the dreadnought, as I was not confident I would be able to do so. I will happily admit that I am not confident when it comes to resin miniatures, having not done a great deal of my own. However I believe the pose came out very well in the end.

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An Update!

I have not been here for a while. I’ve been taking some time to myself to do my thing in peace. I had a couple of commissions to work on, so focused on those, as well as some other things that have been going on.

We had to have one of the cats put to sleep last week, and that was sad. Oscar was fifteen, or there abouts. He came to us twelve years ago as an adult stray and never left. He is certainly missed, and getting used to the house without him in it is strange.

I have also been painting some of my own miniatures after finishing off a top tier commission of a Custodes Dreadnought. They have proven to be a really good cleanser, and have been a lot of fun to paint. I will do a separate post on the dreadnought later, but here are some of the miniatures from Shadows of Brimstone that I have painted.

These are only a few, and I may well take some more pictures soon and post about them later.

All in all, I have taken the time to relax and reset myself. The first part of the year was very hectic with moving, and I felt I needed to take some time to think things through and take stock. I feel better for it, adn look forward to the next challenge – a fully painted Ad Mech Army for a regular client! I feel I am starting to win again.

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The Warlord!

I have finally finished the Warlord. I have expressed my love of Titans previously, and this one is no different.

It has taken a long time to do as I’ve been working on other things in between. But I pushed through and here it is, all finished and shiny.

I am so very proud of this mini. The freehand came out how I wanted it too and I’m just pleased with the end result.

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Simply Warhammer – A shout out!

I wanted to do a shout out post for one of my regular client’s Warhammer Channel over on YouTube. I have been working with Andy at Simply Warhammer for going on two years now (where did that time go?) and he always asks for the most interesting miniatures. He has been doing battle reports, commission painting reviews and all manner of hobby related posts and videos. Here is the link:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSHBAeCt0NpuE7_-G0SLnzA

Andy, and his son, are the ones who have the super bright Brothers of Guilliman, and I really enjoy seeing the Chapter show up on the channel.

It would be great if you could go and give him a like, a follow and see what he has been up to!

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Brothers of Guilliman Terminators!

I’ve been painting some more of Sons of Guilliman today and I thoroughly enjoyed them. These kits are a bit older Than most I have done and as such, the mould lines needed extra attention. I think they were first made in 2004 so a lot has changed since they were new

What I love about these is the colour scheme. I love how bright they are and they are a pleasure to paint once again.

They have been a welcome change from the Lunar Auxilia I’ve worked on over the past couple of weeks, I hope you like them as much as I do!

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Humanity Ascendant – Starting up Again

Last year was a complete write-off when it came to outdoor, and indoor, events. It was a huge shame as the Live Action Role Play that I had chosen to play was cancelled. I was looking forward to running about in the post apocalyptic world, shooting laser tag guns and doing pseudo-science dressed in a crazy costume. Covid said no however and we were forced to cancel all the events last year.

This year is looking better! An event has been planned for mid-September and I am very excited to get back into the swing again.

For those interested in playing, there is a Q&A session via zoom on the 28th March at 6pm. We are all very approachable, and enthusiastic, about this game and would love to share it with anyone who is interested. The zoom meeting details are as follows:

Meeting ID: 978 1194 2933

Passcode: 936492

‘An opportunity to get to know a little more about Humanity Ascendant (HASc) for new / newer players, and Vets (yes there are a few of us!) to ask and answer questions as well.The GMs and Admins will have a couple of minutes talking about themselves and what HASc means to them. Lee will then talk a little about the game setting, the story and the player’s part in it.We will then open the floor to questions; HOWEVER feel free to stick your hand up at any time during the initial section’

It would be amazing to see some new faces there. Of course, if you have other questions, or cannot make it, feel free to get in touch with me and I will answer them for you.