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:
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!
I live orks, and they are high on the list of next army should I ever manage to finish any of the ones I am working in personally. I like the silliness that comes with them, and the conversion potential for nearly everything is amazing.
I had these ones kicking about so decided to put them together and paint them up as a reminder of how to paint more than anything else:
I am pleased with how they turned out, and hope to do more orks in the future.
In order to raise funds for medical care for her cats, a friend of mine is offering art commissions. She is exceptionally talented and offers work in different styles. I said I would give her a shout out to help her along – we who create have to help each other out as much as we can after all! here are some samples of her work and her details:
Here are some more links if you want to know more!
A friend of mine drew a picture of me painting Ahriman and I think this is the coolest thing I have seen in an age! I didn’t ask for it but woke up with it in my inbox on tumblr. I am thrilled to bits with it and look!! I am even painting Ahriman, it’s just perfect!!
My friend is a doctor in the US, and as such is really busy dealing with the current climate, yet she still found some time to draw me. I am so thrilled with it.
If you want to see more of her stuff, check her out here:
There are a couple of things I have been up to lately that I want to enthuse about. The first being my adventures in trying to make things with green stuff. I have learned that I am not very good at it, and it is harder that it looks. I have made a feathery chest on a Tzeentch bird, and I have also padded out an augmetic leg.
I learned that mixing greenstuff is better than the liquid stuff, and that water is good to stop it being too sticky. I’m pleased with the results so far and can only keep trying to practice.
I have also started working on an Ahriman diorama idea I have had floating about on my mind for ages. An excuse to patient galaxy stuff and try out water effects:
I will explain more in a different post but wanted to share my work so far! I love painting galaxys!
I finished a plane today. I really enjoyed painting this and I didn’t find it too challenging. I wanted to go for a relatively bright colour scheme as I am painting the orks. I have a few others to do but I’m pleased with this start.
I have also been messing about with green stuff and continuing the Ahriman diorama I started ages ago. I want to have him pulled along on his disk by a couple of screamers. I worked on getting the ropes for the screamers imbedded today, and assembled Ahriman to the parts I wanted him to be in.
I have also done this:
This is an attempt to make feathers with greenstuff. I am rubbish with the stuff but a friend on tumblr writes this really cool tzeentch demon bird – Kazakh – who is obsessed with shiny things and stabbing… I had to make him!
I was sneaky and got two done on one miniature. They were finish a character and use a technique you haven’t used much before. So I finished of the Hook Elf for my army of Swamp Elves and tried a bit of object source lighting on him, something I have not done a great deal of before. Here he is:
I am pleased with how he turned out. He matches the other Elves well but has a little more detail actually pulled out on him. I layer blended the cloth as well to give it a bit more depth. I am enjoying using green, as this is a colour I haven’t done much with as yet. I’m also proud of the base as this uses materials I am not so comfortable with yet.