Regular client and my good friend, Andy over at Simply Warhammer on Youtube, commissioned me to finish off a set of three Knight Moirax recently.
I love painting bigger miniatures and these are lovely detailed kits. They did not take me too long to paint as bits of them were already done. I am especially pleased with the bases – this is something I want to start getting a bit more adventurous with. I used red crackle paint over a yellow base and then drybrushed some orange over the top and added dead plants to give a desert battle ground feel.
It seems to be the week of endings for me. Ptolus on Sunday and now the Krieg army. I have thoroughly enjoyed painting these miniatures. There has been a wide mix of both Forgeworld and 3D printed miniatures, as well as the new Kill Team. They’ve taken a fair bit of time to do, but I am so pleased with how they came out. I admit, I really liked painting the artillery and the tank that came with this batch, which I am sure will come as a surprise to no one! Here are the latest:
The only thing which saddens me about them, is never being able to see them all together. A shame, but I am sure they will do well against their foes! As I will never see them together, here are the rest of them, which will have to do!
I think I can safely say that this is the largest army I have ever painted! I feel a though I have gained some achievement points!
The next part of the Krieg mega list is done. This time it was mainly weapons teams and recruits. The recruits have a white stripe on their head to tell everyone they are the newbies. The weapons teams have extra mud as they are laying down!
Here are some pictures.
The next batch includes a tank, more weapons platforms and bombs! It’s going to be fun.
I have been waiting for pipes so I can resume my construction of the Reaver Titan for some time, so I thought it was about time to chase them up. The original email suggested that it might take three weeks for the parts to be made, so I gave Forgeworld some time but after a month I decided I would chase it. Imagine my surprise when I was told that they had been delivered and signed for already.
I checked the UPS website to discover that the person who had signed for the part was not a name I recognised. I often get packages delivered to neighbours on either side and neither of them have the name who had signed for the part.
An email back to Forgeworld and a bit more investigating on their part informed me that UPS had accidentally delivered my Titan Pipes to Rexel in another part of town. A quick phone call and Rexel were able to locate my package. I then drove over and picked them up.
I am not upset with the people at Forgeworld, they were great and helped me locate the missing package. Nor am I upset with Rexel, it is hardly their fault. I am annoyed at UPS for delivering my package to an address with no relation to the one on the actual box. How stupid do you have to be to get that wrong. Rexel is a business, with a business address. The one on the box was clearly residential!
Either way, I am now looking forward to working on the Titan again and getting that project up and running! And then stomping on people with it!!
As some of you know, I have had a Reaver Titan sitting here for over a year. I love Reavers. I don’t know what it is about them, but I just think they are amazing. The shape, the aspect, imagining how noisy they are; they’re just brilliant. I bought this one for that reason. However, I looked at the box when I got home, saw how many bits it had in it and then balked.
Today, I faced the fear and got on with it. I opened the box again…
The envelope is a really cool thing, inside it contains the certificate of Authenticity. I am going to have mine framed.
Of course, mine is a Chaos Reaver, I am a heretic after all, and so the machine is excommunicated or whatever passes for ‘baddy’ in Imperial Speech. Under the certificate is a big pile of grey resin. And when I say big, I really do mean it:
The body is in the box, the weapons are outside!
First task then – use the instructions to check off all the parts. This took an hour. I spread them all out and then used the lists from the box to see if everything was there!
Can you believe it? I am short one pipe. I have already sent an email to the lovely people at Forgeworld who should hopefully be able to send me another one. However, I wasn’t about to stop because I was one pipe short. My next task was to wash the resin. I’ve already been advised to do this twice, so will have to do so again next week, but that’s fine. I want this to look amazing after all and it is worth spending the time on.
Interesting part of the week:
It is going to be a while until I am able to stomp on people in games with the Reaver, but that’s ok. I have something to look forward to at the end, as well as having an amazing miniature too!
I shall leave you with the final shot of all the drying resin!
I make a daily to do list on twitter so I can keep myself focused and know I am achieving things. On my list today was wash and assemble the NL guy, and I was asked about how to clean resin. I decided to do so in a blog post in case there are other people out there who don’t know how to do this but don’t want to ask. Here we go, a step by step guide to cleaning up resin:
1 – Equipment: You need the following – A bowl of luke-warm water, an old toothbrush, some washing up liquid and a tea-towel or other type of towel and the mini you want to clean up:
2 – Put a small drop of the detergent into the water.
3 – Add the mini to be cleaned up.
4 – Use the toothbrush to scrub over all parts of the mini. Try not to be too vigorous else you’ll end up with breakages and that would be a disaster. There are no pictures of this as using a phone with wet hands is going to be troublesome.
5 – Place clean parts on tea-towel to dry.
6 – Throw away the water and wash your hands. Resin tasting water is gross and leaves a weird taste in your mouth as well.
I hope this helps. I may well write one on bending miniatures back into shape. Resin is pretty easy to reform and it is oddly satisfying as well.
I also realise that my Reaver Titan is made of resin… it has many, many parts, some large… I need a bigger bowl.