2010/02/14

2 sierpnia, 2021 Piotr Mikians 0 Comments

Once again lots was going on in my hobby so without useless babbling – here’s the weekly summary!

Last monday I contected with friend of mine about making some nice plinths for miniatures. The guy works with wood (bloody professional) so it wasn’t anything difficult for him.
So after I brought him 150cm long piece of wood he turned it into several dozens of plinths – different shapes and sizes! Really can’t wait to start mounting painted minis on these!

What else? At the beginning of passing week the mailman delivered yet another box of Rackham goodies for me!!!
This time there were models from orcs, goblins, undead and alchemists armies plus some extra goodies (like chaos creatures from Ilyad Games and really old zombie model (which manufacturer’s I didn’t manage to establish yet). Thanks Cthulhu I got another glass case for minis recently to keep these masterpieces!
Another surprising news for me was the fact I saw Death Guard squad painted at the beginning of this blog in CMON Top Last 7 Days! It was on the 10th place but who cares ^^ That only confirms my theory: if you want to make a career and big money on minis – paint Space Marines and Chaos Marines! Don’t need anything more.
And speaking of earning money I’m still waiting for Chaos Lord ordered almost 2 weeks ago – it’s probably the last time I am placing order in Cytadela.

Last week I also finished 2 minis: the first one is Red Hook painted for NQ. Taking quality photos was a pain in the ass – especially close ups. I’m afraid I like it much more in the flesh than on the screen or my pc. Pictures were sent to the magazine and I’m still waiting for the reply if these are fine enough for printing or not. I’m also waiting for email from Eric (Privateer Press team) about preparing another article for No Quarter.

The second mini painted a few days ago is Scourge Bearer from Nid Nor. Fuck me if that wasn’t one of the most enjoyable models I had a pleasure to paint in my whole life!!!
The sculpt was nicely detailed and easy to work with but when I was basing the piece and suddenly realised whole „story” enclosed in this piece of metal – that just made my day!!!
It took me 2 evenings to spot the ragdoll ain’t just some kind of rabbid doll but wears rabbit mask with breathing holes just like in Hannibal Lecter’s mask!
Moreover models aren’t just having a nice walk but the doll is conducting the zombie dwarf and is catting his halberd because dwarf has chained arms! So much details in such a tiny miniatures!

Yesterday I started preparing 4 Rackham minis for painting. I managed to assemble and prime 3 Hydra Warriors and moreover I made wooden base for these minis. It was also test of new drill I got for making ~25mm round sockets – perfect for display and contest miniatures.
The 4th model is Janos the Banished from Acheron deaders. It’s arm was probably the smallest surface I had to pin during my long adventure with the hobby. Let’s just hope I can give this model painting it deserves…

That’s it for now – till the next Sunday!

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