Sunday, June 30, 2013

Progress has been slow this weekend, but the good news is that there is a holiday weekend coming up, making my work week short.  

Truth be told, I'm really tired of painting IG.  So I did get a little bit of stuff done tonight - a VERY little bit.  I've been working with weathering powders for quite some time now, but I've been wanting to try some different techniques with them.  I completed these Ogre Kingdoms Ironblasters a while ago, but I was waiting on figuring out how I was going to base the army before I put the 100% stamp on them.  Because I'm going with a rocky barren type base, I wanted to make the wheels of the warmachines look dusty.  So I applied some powders and isopropyl alcohol tonight and will come back after they've had time to dry and see if I like the results.  

Here are the Ironblasters on their bases.  

The two test wheels. I've used more on one than the other to see what I like more.  Afterwards, I'll glue them to the model and pin the models to the bases.  

Really great models, but a real pain to paint.  I painted them both at the same time, and you really don't realize how many little details they have until you get going.  I'm very happy with them - wish the gnoblar drivers turned out better, but meh.  I'm going to try to work on a scheme I like for Gnoblar skin - I want them to be gray-ish.  

In other news, the nice folks over at Hyacinth games sent me these lovely miniatures for their post-apoc skirmish game, Wreck-Age, to paint and demo for the folks here in the Louisville area.  I love the post-apoc setting and have had my eyes on this game for a while.  Can't wait to paint these up - Gonna put them on the Chopping Block soon!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The weather in Louisville has been crazy tonight.  Lots of storms and flooding.  Didn't get much done but I wanted to share my frustration with an issue I'm sure is common among painters - forgetting the colors used in a scheme.  

I painted two squads of my Death Korps, took a couple months off and then painted another squad.  The bases turned out a bit lighter than the first.  Now i'm stuck - ah well.  I'll see how they turn out and then move along.  My goal for tomorrow is to get the base color on the bases and then get the first couple coats of black on the Krieg squad.  

Gaw... I gotta start writing my colors down :(

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

And hobby progress for our first officlal day of the blog...

I'm currently working on several projects.  As I mentioned in the introductory post, part of my problem is having so many miniatures to paint.  I play a wide variety of miniature games, including:

Warhammer 40,000
Warhammer Fantasy
Flames of War

I also collect miniatures I think look awesome, having recently picked up a CMON mini and another one for Kingdom Death that I absolutely love (Flower Knight).  

I'm focusing my time on two major army projects, including Imperial Guard for 40k, which I've been working on for a couple years now and Ogre Kingdoms for Warhammer Fantasy - which I started painting a few months ago.

You'll see a blog gadget to the right of the main posts called "The Chopping Block."  I do try to keep a queue of what I need to paint going at all times.  This will be how I track this on the blog, since taking a picture of my whiteboard would be a pain.  So, as you'll see, I'm currently working on a Death Korps of Krieg squad and 6 Ogre Ironguts.  

My Imperial Guard project is being somewhat driven by the Independent Characters podcast's Hobby Progress Challenge 2013 (Here is a link to my post in their forum with pictures! (Kilo's IC Podcast Hobby Progress Challenge).  The Ogre Kingdoms project is something I've been planning for about a year - I really would like to play them and so that need drives painting, since I'm painting the miniatures seperately from their bases.  

Yesterday I airbrushed the first couple of coats on the Ogres' skin.  Today I finished up the airbrushing portion of the skin by shading, so you can see that coming along in the picture!

Tomorrow I'm going to try to start on the Krieg, since they are due for the challenge by the end of June.  Thanks for reading!

Welcome to Litanies of Paint!  I've made several attempts to create a website or blog about my favorite hobby, which is miniature wargaming.  Over the years, I've jumped around to different game systems and focused on different aspects of the hobby, be that playing, collecting, or painting.  Litanies of Paint is my attempt to motivate myself to paint more, as I have a ton of miniatures that are sitting in my closet.  Additionally, I've found that I enjoy the painting aspect of the hobby probably more than playing, so my goal is to improve my painting ability to competition level.  

I have a lot of work to do in that regard, but practice makes perfect.  This blog will not only showcase my WIPS and finished miniatures, but also provide links to other useful resources for the hobby that I have found, report on games and events in my gaming group, and even share random things I find interesting or humorous.  

So, welcome to Litanies of Paint.  Please comment as you wish, whether it be praise, heckling, or pointing at my miniatures and snickering behind my back.  Thanks for viewing!