Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Dualling Paintbrush Challenge

Earlier in October 2012, it was presented to members of my local gaming club the opportunity to join a year November campaign to paint for our lives.

The rules for the campaign were easy - paint 1000+ points of your selected gaming system during the month of November, present your finished models with pictures via the Facebook Group, Bloggs or courier pigeon to other members and then gloat in your painting glory.

Being my first post on this (mine) Blogg, I thought what better way than to break the ice than show off my terrible photography skills and masterful ability to speed paint through an army. Or at the very least paint 1000 points and move onto another project.

The army in question are my Games Workshop 40k Grey Knights. Although I chose a system that I rarely play, the thought of painting something that wasn’t an Orc or a Goblin from a random fantasy universe, or my Trollbloods from the PP range was exciting.
Painting up an army of face-fucking murderous Paladins and Dreadknights was a highlight, and hopefully the appalling photo skills below can at least convey some semblance of painting skills.

Finally, the painting process for the models shown below was as such;
-          Prime the models with Army Painted Chainmail spray
-          Generously cover the model with Asurmen Blue wash from the prior GW range before that screwed their current fan-base of those colours
-          Dry brush Chainmail all over the model
-          Highlight the Oath/Seals with Blood Red and Bleached Bone

-          Two coats of PVA glue. One to stick and one to seal the dirt covering the base.
-          Paint the dirt black then dry brush white.
-          Leave small cavities within the base to fill with resin to give the impression of water/puddles

I hope you like the final result.

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Welcome to Hobby Hideout!

Welcome to Hobby Hideout, a Blog dedicated to painting, modelling, interesting articles and random musing in my world of tabletop gaming.

First off I am not going to lie to you. This is my first Blog and between raising my son Aiden, working full time and trying to get as much hobby time as possible updates may sometimes be infrequent, although the content will be worthy of a read and possibly a forward onto friends and other hobbiests alike.

Lets be honest who gives a crap about who I am and what I do? I have read other Blogs before and it has been the content that has interested me and not the writer. Show me some painting articles, tips and tricks to speed paint

I guess all you need to know is I am a gamer, most of my money goes to this hobby and I am willing to try any gaming system and spend the cash to have a good time.

Basically I am a standard tabletop wargamer!

At the moment I am currently enjoying Warhammer Fantasy after 18 months away from the system and I was lucky enough to grab a cheap unpainted Tomb King army that can be painted up quickly and stuck on the table at a tabletop standard.