Sunday, 13 March 2016

6 Projects: part 3

<== Part 2 is this way

Introduction

Last week, in part 2 of this series, I had completed 2 of the 6 projects, some of the other 4 had progressed and some hadn't moved at all.  Let's see what I've been up to over the past 7 days, then...

6 Projects, Part 3

Still finished!

The horse herd is finished, but not packed away.  I reckon that still counts as completed, even though there have been a few comments against this position!  I even wrote an article about how I paint horses for wargames, using these to illustrate my simple (but fast) equine model colour recipe.



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Finished!  I finally plucked up enough courage to attempt the marble plinths and it wasn't as bad as I had thought it might be.  Consequently, these are done; I'm not planning any further work on them.

These statues ended up a totally different colour from my first idea.  Initially, I had planned to do bronze statues on a white marble plinth.  After a while I changed my mind though; I decided against the metal colour because stone statues just seemed more likely in a pseudo-medieval setting and therefore more appropriate for Frostgrave or similar games.  Once I had painted the statues grey/white, I wanted a contrasting plinth, hence the black/green marble.



Pyramids not changed, but top details started

I've not make any updates to the step pyramids themselves, though I have thought about doing it often.  It just keeps falling off the bottom of the "to do" list...

At least I've started work on the large stone bowls that will be used (optionally) as the top details for the pyramids.  These might have held wood & oil and been beacons, or perhaps they were used to store blood during sacrifices to the Sun God.  Who knows?  Whatever their original purpose, the bowls are somewhat broken and obviously haven't been used in quite some time.  They come as a set of 4 from Fenris Games.



Still Finished!

The Rock Top Gang have now been boxed, though I haven't yet found anywhere to store the box!  At least I now have my "Forgotten King Upgrade Deck", which will make it easier to use these in version 2 games of Super Dungeon Explore.  That deck took some effort to find, I can tell you!



No change

Once again, the Frostgrave miniatures haven't had any attention.  Perhaps now that my workbench is a bit clearer (because of the completion of other projects) I'll be able to work on these figures?



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Finished!  The 15 cannibals are complete and can now be added to the 16th tribesman whom I painted up as a plot point a few weeks ago.  These were great fun to paint and although I probably have enough for any conceivable need in Pulp Alley, I'm tempted to get some more.  This is not so much to threaten Tarzan in my jungle-based games, but rather because I'm eagerly looking forward to Studio Tomahawk's upcoming "Congo" rules.

Since Darkest Africa has been one of my oldest interests in literature, though somewhat latent in gaming terms, I'm thinking of collecting a force of 30 or 40 jungle cannibals.  Of course, I'll then need a force of Arab slavers and perhaps a rather larger expedition of white men & native guides than I have already.  Hmm, what else might I need, I wonder?


Conclusion


Last week, I suggested that I might be able to complete all 6 projects by the end of week 4 (i.e. 7 days from now).  4 of the 6 are finished, but can I progress enough on the other 2 in just 7 days?  I guess that is still possible, though as always the amount of model-making time can vary from one week to another as work, family and other demands on my time fluctuate.  We'll see - not long to go now!

Part 4 is this way ==>

20 comments:

  1. I think you will have them all finished and have time to spare. Just keep plugging away. It is all looking good.

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    1. Thanks, Clint. I'm getting there...

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  2. Looking good, those plinths are really super! Another tutorial perhaps?

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    1. I was pleasantly surprised at how well the marble turned out, especially after I had put it off for so long. A tutorial, eh? Hmm...

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  3. Great job on those cannibals, they look wonderful.

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    1. Thanks, Michael. I'm very pleased with how the cannibals turned out (even if the 3 types of shield probably wouldn't all occur in the same tribe in real life).

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  4. I agree with Lee, love that marble, a tutorial please :-)

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    1. I didn't take many pictures of progress when painting the marble. However, I do have another 2 plinths, currently unpainted and empty. Maybe I'll paint them up and take more notes as I go...

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  5. Excellent work on all four finished projects. Just make some progress on the other two and if you do finish them, great. If not, keep on plugging away at them.

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    1. Thanks, Bryan. We all have projects that we keep putting off, I'm sure. Even if they turn out to be quite straightforward when we eventually tackle them!

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  6. Great progress! Stuning work on the statues... exellent marble look!

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    1. Thanks, HW. The marble worked much better than I had hoped.

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  7. Brilliant progress mate. The statues are really good and very life like well done!

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    1. Thanks, Simon. I'm disappointed that the Frostgrave minis slipped yet again, but otherwise it was a productive week.

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  8. Very nice C6! The marble looks superb as do the cannibals.

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    1. Thanks, Bob. The marble seems to have the popular vote, though I'm personally very happy with the Congo tribesmen as well.

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  9. Great stuff all round.
    Let me add my congratulations on that deep green marble - it looks fantastic.

    I'll look forward to the development of the pyramids.
    I think the capstones and bowls will lend an air of mystery.

    "Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
    Of that colossal Wreck, boundless and bare
    The lone and level sands stretch far away."

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  10. Once more you have been very busy and with four down and only two to goI'm pretty sure you'll make yor self-imposed deadline, but whatever the next seven days produces you;ve managed to complete a lot in a short time - Well done sir !
    BTW the marbling looks great dnI'm with you on stone rather than metal for the statues

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  11. Ooooo ... nice marble effect. I agree, it came out looking very good. And those 15 cannibals were a standout milestone in your 6 project thingy. Appropriate basing for a great paint job. :)

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  12. I love the statues and the marble. The result is better than the plan, as it is usually the case. Well done

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