Friday, June 5, 2015

Hobby Challenge Failed

Well, that happened.  I did not finish my IC's Hobby Progress commitment for may on time.  The Deff Dread is still a ways off (so much detail!), and the Avatars of War Shaman hasn't seen a brush since my last post.  I did go to a FNM (Friday Night Magic) at my local store and drafted some cards.  It was a lot of fun.  I had no idea what any of the cards were going into it so it was a surprise.  I played some EDH (Commander).  It was weird.  Magic was my hobby before Warhammer and it feels like revisiting an old girlfriend.  "Will 40k be jealous?"  That's actually a bit of a stretch, but it was a good distraction.  I did do some Hobby Progress.  Two of my Weirdboyz are complete!



The fantasy Shaman gave me the challenge of having to paint a snake.  I like the way it turned out.


Not an original idea, but the colors really pop with the model.  I would think coral snakes in the 41st millennium would have evolved some rokkit launcha arms but we can't have everything.

Next up is the converted Demon of the Woods.  I like this guy almost as much as I like my Gorkanaut.  I am very happy with how he turned out.  I was most worried about the wings.
 The rust on the glaive came out nice and the red really pops.  The wings mounted on the model well.  I was concerned because the model is metal and the wings are plastic, but it wasn't a problem.

I used superglue to put the wings in place after I had shaved down the plastic.  I used PVA glue (Elmer's) to fill the gaps and then a coating a Liquid Greenstuff.

So even though I missed the "deadline" I still managed to finish two nice models.  I need to come up with something for June, but I might skip it.  I'm going to Disneyland!  Vacation time is almost here. Thanks for checking it out.

Digital camera says "fix my red eye!"  I did.  Once I saw this picture I touched up that eye.
  






9 comments:

  1. And you won the draft! You are awesome at everything.

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    1. Awww. You're too good to me. :) I love you.

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  2. Mate, the Warhammer world is bloody dangerous; every snake is a Coral Snake! The Orks are looking great, I especially like the winged guy. I am thinking of ordering some old school MtG cards for my Birthday and trying to rebuild the mono red deck I had in high school. I sold it in my senior years to buy Terminators and a Dreadnought ;-)

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    1. Lol. "Every snake is a coral snake!" That's just fantastic. I still have a huge collection of MtG cards. I basically traded away my Legacy deck for 80% of my Ork Army. Not bad for some cardboard. :)

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  3. No better way to get over missing a deadline then a trip to Disneyland if you ask me LOL
    The models look great you really got the wings to blend in very well which is not an easy thing to do.

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    1. I know! It's hard to be bummed when I'm about to take my 4 year old to the "happiest place on earth.". Thanks for the compliment. I was pretty nervous about how those wings would turn out.

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    2. Agree, the wings look great! Excited to see weirdboyz too. I wish we could put them on bikes...those conversions would be so much fun.

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