I stopped by Emerald City today to purchase my miniature for their painting contest. It is sponsored by Peachstate Hobby Distribution. I found out about it the day before sign up ended so it was a close one.
Nick tried valiantly to convince me to buy the Skaven Stormfiends. I opted for a Skaven Grey Seer. I’m just not a huge fan of the technology aspect of the Stormfiends. They are awesome looking but maybe for a later date.
Here is the miniature in its package:
Opening it up and examining the sprue:
Clipping it apart:
Assembled and primed:
This guy is a bit tedious to assemble. It is a normal humanoid-sized 25mm figure and it is eight pieces! The right hand is a separate piece. Yes, it has a bad-ass rat standing on it but come on…
I actually attempted to paint on the white Stynylrez and it didn’t seem to go on well so I immediately washed it off and switched to trusty, old Krylon. Now to paint this guy up like the ones from my Island of Blood boxed set.
This past weekend I primed the minis I would be painting for Spookytoberfest. My bottom feed airbrush didn’t seem to want to keep pulling the Stynylrez primer through so I switched to a gravity feed airbrush which worked fine.
Of course, when closing the primer top it splashed droplets of black primer all over my face. If this would have only happened a few days earlier I could have submitted it to Models Workshop: for their injuries and funny stories podcast.
I also primed some other miniatures for Lady MacDeth. We both entered a miniature painting competition (or two) and we ended up picking a few Hordes miniatures to paint. I’ll discuss those in another blog post later today or tomorrow.
I started base-coating Darkrasp on Sunday. I finished up most of the base-coats today. I’m painting him as a priest of Nerull from Greyhawk. Their raiments apparently are often rust red so I figured I’d go with that.
I first used my wet palette at my last painting competition. I put the paint in it on Sunday and it was still wet Tuesday when I sat down to paint again. I’m sure I’ll improve my wet palette technique as time goes on.
Spookytoberfest2015 Question of the Week: What is the best Halloween memory that you have? Could be from last year or from decades past, could be good, bad, ugly, whichever you like most.
Answer: I think a few years ago when I dressed up as the Phantom of the Opera. The makeup was just awesome. I absolutely love horror stuff!!!
P.S. I also got a shout-out on the Warboss Tae video!