Saturday, 10 July 2010

One small step ...

It's been a while and although life's going to be tough, a good friend of my Tolcrothlogan made me realise that's there's no point punishing myself and you've got to reward yourself and so, I unpacked the painting station today and although I don't have the hobby time I used to have, I'm still going to see what I can get done in the limited time I do have. So guys, I'm back in the saddle so to speak.

Time for a quick recap, I've currently got three projects sitting on the painting station. First off, there's the Harker's squad project.

I've got quite a bit to do one these, I need to get my dremmel out and remove their headbands and smooth down some of their haircuts ready for their green stuff berets. I also need to give them gs camo cloaks but I want them to have thinner cloaks than Harker himself and I'm not sure how to do that (wink wink Mister Taylor - lol). Next up, we have the Hydra project, I've already started the prep work but I'll post more on what I've done in the projects next update.

Finally, we've got the Heroquest adventurers, I've already done the Red Knight, I just need to get these guys done and then I can crack on with the baddies. I'm quite up for some Heroquesting, especially since I now live closer to my brother and my mate Mike, who are both up for some dungeon delving, so I can see us getting a few games in over the coming months.

So, that's where I'm at project wise, there's still quite a few other projects I have on the go but these are going to be my main ones for the time being. Overall, I'm pretty pleased to be getting back into the swing of things, hopefully, I'll be posting updates soon.

Finally, I've mentioned in the past about how talented an artist my wife, here's a pic of her putting her talents to use in a new direction as her brother's teaching her how to Tattoo.

I'm just glad he's willing to be her guinea pig or she's be looking in my direction! Luckily, there's also latex practice skin - Thank you Ebay!


jmezz382 said...

I hope all is well Col.

Glad to see your back on the saddle !

Karitas said...

Back in the bad old days before such delights as practice skin, my tattoist buddy used to get through a lot of melons :P

and his own legs are something to behold :P

Good to see you getting some time for the hobby in amongst it all - now, go and get some paint on Harkers squad, you'll feel better for it!

Zzzzzz said...

Looking forward to seeing the hydra. I'm going to have a few of the Valkyrie missile pods soon and am toying with the AA idea as well.

Blitzspear said...

Glad your finding a bit of time for models Col, looking forward to the Harker Squad coming together.


davetaylor said...

Great to see you getting some time back in the hobby saddle, I hope it brings you some measure of relaxation.

I'll try to get the cloak tutorial done for August ; )


CanolliCrusader said...

glad to have you back buddy, look foward to all ur work, it inspires sir.

Falconator said...

So glad your back my IG blog itch needed scratching.

FoxPhoenix135 said...

Too bad... If I didn't live in Alaska I'd be a willing practice candidate for your wife... I always want more ink but don't have the cash because of my other addiction. Go figure!

Anyway, glad to hear you're getting back on the horse.

Col. Corbane said...

@Jmezz - getting there matey, glad to be back in the saddle.

@Karitas - melons wow? I'm hoping she's not going to start using herself as a practice canvas. I'll be a while before I get paint on Harkers squad as there's quite a bit of mod'ing to do on them but they should be great when they're done mate - fingers crossed.

@ZZZZ - I've heard of loads of different ideas for the hydra lately, give it a go, I'd love to see how it works out.

@Blitzspear - It's been nice to dig the stuf out mate, Harkers squad should look great when they're done but don't hold your breath, I figure they'll take a while with my current hobby time been limited.

@DaveTaylor - You're a scholar and a gentleman sir. I should have the mod'ing done for august - hopefully lol.

@CanolliCrusader - Glad to be back matey, more inspiration coming soon - lol.

@WFB - Consider it scratched mate, IG for the win :-)

@FoxPhoenix - It's surprising how many people are willing to be guinea pigs for her, she's got 3 so far. She keeps looking in my direction but I'm not having any more ink, I'm happy with what I've got.

Col. Hessler said...

The blogoshpere hasn't been the same without you. It's good to see you back.


Rob said...

wow, i wish my wife did tattoos!! i could get inked up while i paint!