Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Daemonettes and the New Year

I know I've been silent lately, but I have been working. As I mentioned in my last post, I decided to split my 11 member strong unit of daemonettes into two groups in hope of finishing them faster. Above is the first group of six more or less completed (with my test mini thrown in for good measure).

I was trying some different techniques with the gold and I'm kind of disappointed at how crappy the gold looks in these pictures. A couple of them look OK, but most just look splotchy.

Anyway, here is the whole unit with the unfinished models.

I won't do the bases until they're all finished. That way, I can be sure they're all consistent.

As far a breaking up this unit into two bunches, I couldn't be happier. It's nice to see results sooner rather than later. I was originally going to take a break from this unit and paint something with power armor (which I haven't done in about a year). However, I now feel encouraged with what I've done and want to hurry and finish the rest of the unit.

Then, maybe some power armor... or maybe this:

This is my WIP Herald of Slaanesh. It's just tacked together at this point, but I think you get the idea.

Onward to 2010!

Yeah, yeah, I know it's February and probably too late for New years resolutions. I do this every year for myself as much as I do it for you, so bear with me.

First, I need to learn to paint faster. I am the second slowest painter I know. I paint damn near everyday, but my results come very slow. I don't want to sacrifice quality, so I hope to learn some techniques that will give me decent results without taking years to complete.

Second, more games in this year. Not sure how I'm going to make this happen but it will.

Third, sell my condo* and buy a house. This may not sound gaming related, but it goes with....

Fourth, build my own gaming board. I really don't have much room for this right now, but hopefully when we get a bigger place, I will. This may help with my second resolution as well.

That's about it for this year. Wish me luck

*Also, if you or someone you know is looking for a condo in the Logan square neighborhood in Chicago, let me know.


jabberjabber said...

Being a slow painter isn't such a bad thing :) Keep going at your own pace (unless you're aiming to get things painted for a tournament or something?)

I like the daemonette's colour scheme: the skin tone contrasts nicely with the clothing.

xNickBaranx said...

The squad is coming out great. And I love that Herald conversion!

I wonder who the one person who paints slower than you do is? hahaha.

Scott said...

I don't mind painitng slowly. It just gets frustrating when I put an army on the table and most of it is grey plastic.

And Nick, yes, sorry, I was refering to you. But I have to say I really apprecaite that characteristic in you.

Maybe this year you and I can have a 'race" to motivate us to paint more and faster.

xNickBaranx said...

Totally down to race!