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Contest Update, Now with More Base Coats!

Written by  on October 15, 2015

I worked on my Skaven Grey Seer yesterday for the Emerald City painting contest. I really like this miniature.

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Once again, I really should have sub-assembled him. I have to keep touching up bits and pieces.

I also need to buy some cork for basing. Any suggestions from U.S. based readers on where to pick some up?

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Another day, another contest

Written by  on October 8, 2015

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:

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Opening it up and examining the sprue:

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Clipping it apart:

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Assembled and primed:

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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.