I have been a very busy bee these past couple of weeks. We took a much needed ten day break to Portugal, staying first in Penha Longa – a golf resort near Lisbon which was part of a holiday won by my husband, and then a week in Monte Gordo. Both places were exceptionally beautiful. We explored old monasteries, ancient castles, drove on the wrong side of the road and ate some exceptional food. Here are some pictures of what we saw:
We got home Monday. Tuesday was an average day with a quick vet trip, Wednesday evening was disastrous. An Asda delivery driver backed into our brick gate post. Thankfully, we have now had a response from the store and they’re going to deal with it. We have the deed on CCTV as well, so there will be no getting away with it! Fixing it in the dark was rather challenging. We also had a wall come down in the wind and have had to fix the gate several times too. The weather is proving to be a challenge…
On Thursday, I finally managed to get some work done. I have been working on some Genestealer Cults for Andy at Simply Warhammer. I’ve not quite finished them but will get them done by Monday. They’re a pleasure to paint and I am enjoying them – especially the tank!
Finally, I have a couple of hours Friday afternoon to work on Primaris Dante – I didn’t get much done, just some base coats, but small progress is better than no progress at all.
I have been somewhat busy since I decided I was going to go back to work. I have been working on Beastmen, Space Marines and A Warlord Titan, as well as other bits here and there.
First of all, the Beastmen. I love these guys and painting them is a real hoot. I had 40 Bestigors and 3 chariots this time and I wanted to put my batch painting skills to the test. I managed to do the Bestigors in 3 days – and didn’t use the airbrush either. Here they are:
The Space Marine I finished was a Blood Angels Librarian. I have wanted to paint Rhacelus for a while, and the mini I found for him was perfect. I took my time with him and thoroughly enjoyed the process as well. I am particularly pleased with his edge highlights.
I have started work on a Warlord Titan – I only started yesterday but I am so pleased with the freehand design I managed to do. It is smaller than my thumb nail and to manage to get the detail I did with my experience is quite an achievement (in my mind). I am treating the Warlord as my ‘reward’ miniature – when I have completed ones for others, than I can work on it for a while.
Hello everyone. It’s been a while. I’ve had a very busy week with a commission for 67 Ungors and that has taken a bit of time. I thoroughly enjoyed painting these miniatures as they are not something I would have painted for myself. They were fun miniatures and painting in such large batches was something I haven’t done before. The largest I have done before was fifteen, so lots of twenty and thirty was new.
I am pleased with the result and so was the client, so here they are:
And now to the less fun part of the update. Corona Virus has hit everyone in some way and I for one am not immune to that. I have decided to no longer paint and sell on ebay or do commissions until things have eased off. I have severe asthma and do not want to risk my health, or that of others, by posting items at the post office. I have been in the house since Sunday and currently I feel I am doing alright. I intend to finish the one commission and then focus on staying healthy. Plenty of hobby will still happen, but for now, the selling will have to wait.
Keeping in touch with others is going to be key in keeping us all sane. I have no wish to go mad again. As such, I plan to organise ‘Hobby Challenges’ for people to work on together while they are at home. It is a small thing perhaps but if it helps a few people stay safe, then it is worth it.
I feel like I should do a bit of an update about what is going on and what I have been up to so far. Today, and the past few, have been very productive for me. I realised I could add a paypal button to the store section of the blog, and so I have done that. This should make it easier for those interested in my bits to actually buy them. Have a link, go check out the interesting buttons!