Sunday, 6 March 2016

6 Projects: part 2

<==  Part 1 is this way

Introduction

In part 1 of this series, I showed how I was progressing on 6 concurrent model-making projects.  As it turned out, I made no progress at all on 3 of the 6 projects by the time of that post (though I did manage to complete one of the others).  I thought when I started this series of articles that I might force myself to make progress, if only to avoid disappointing my readers.  Let's see how well (or badly) I've done in the 7 days since part 1.

6 Projects, Part 2

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Once again, the herd of horses is first to be reviewed.  Well, I'm pleased to announce that these are finished (if only just!)  They're maybe not the best paint jobs I've ever done for horses - I think I'd call them "decent wargames standard" - but I'm pleased to have completed them anyway.



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The statues are progressing in fits and starts.  They ought to be quite simple to paint, however I just can't get the right technique for painting marble.  I've read several tutorials, but my first attempts were so dismal that I gave up and overpainted them.  I'm still hoping to achieve a dark green stone effect on the plinths though, else they might look a bit barren & sterile.



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Some limited progress has been made on the pyramids.  I've finished the scribing of the blockwork and have added stairs to each one.  Yet to come: some filling, painting/covering and the still-to-be-seen top details!


Still Finished!

I'm glad to report that the Rock Top Gang which were completed last week are still complete!  They haven't been put away yet, as I haven't found a nice, safe box in which to store them.  That doesn't disqualify them, right?


No change

The Frostgrave miniatures remain untouched.  I'll need to do something with them soon; this is becoming embarrassing...


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My Congo tribesmen have moved on quite a bit.  They've had their eyes, bases and loincloths painted and I've started on the shields as well.  There's plenty more work needed, mostly on the more exotic figures with masks and headdresses.  Still, I'm pleased with the progress on these so far.


Conclusion


How many weeks will it take to complete all of these 6 projects?  At the moment, I'm thinking I might be done after 4 weeks (i.e. "Part 4"), though I'm prepared to eat my words in a fortnight from now if not everything is finished.  Surely it won't be more than 5 weeks, though?  It can't take that long...

Part 3 is this way ==>

18 comments:

  1. I am enjoying seeing the progress. And I think it is very fast as well.

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    1. Thanks, Clint. I'm quite pleased with my progress so far, but let's see if I can keep going at this rate!

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    1. Thanks, Michael. So far, so good.

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  3. Good progress, still better than mine :)
    You've set targets that you can monitor. I trust you will make it!

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    1. Well, I don't always make this much progress. However, putting it in public view certainly is affecting my progress (for the better).

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  4. Like the horses and will watch your marble statues with interest. A project isn't finished until you've found a box to store it in though ;-) I've still got a village and woods sat about waiting for a box... Next time I'll find the box first and design the terrain to fit the available storage!

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    1. Aw, dang - you reckon that these items aren't really finished, then? I'll need to work on that as well, then...

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  5. Progress! I particular like the horse herd and shields on the Congo tribesmen!

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    1. Thanks, David. The shields should really all be the same sort within a single tribe (i.e. basketwork *or* hide), but I'm still learning about this as I go along...

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  6. Some very cool and interesting projects; the pyramids interest me most of all. :)

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    1. The pyramids are being built without much of a plan as to the end result, so stay tuned. I'm making this up as I go!

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  7. Excellent progress C6! Love the horses dude.

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    1. Horses are really easy, at least when done to this relatively simple recipe. Stay tuned for a "how to" article soon!

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  8. Once more you've finished yet another one of the psix, i think this is going well despite your retisence to say so.

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    1. No, I think it *is* going well; I'm pleased with my progress so far. The simple act of writing down what has been achieved (and what has *not*!) is itself helpful in spotting the languishing models.

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