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Making progress.  This sucker is huge!

 

 

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And a little more.  Taking much longer than i expected. 

 

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I found WIP minis while packing up to move that I didn't even know I HAD.    After the Great Unboxing, I've got my work cut out for me.   Huzzah!  --OneBoot :D 

Wow so I had a goal of finished by midnight on sunday, didnt set an alarm, got lost in the fun of painting and I kid you not; I put my brush down at 11:59:57pm.    Here is Lysette, I'm calli

Working on shading and midtones. Thought the blue would be darker. I'm going to have to go over it again with something.      The group so far:  

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All my hobby time this week was spent on my Bolt Action Germans. I Took a full 11x14 sheet of craft foam and a small rectangular hole punch and made hundreds of tiny foam bricks. These combined with some broken up cork, sand, small pebbles and my texture rolled bases will provide a nice urban combat setting for my miniatures. 

 

I also assembled the 8.8cm Flak 37 for my army.  This took way more time than anticipated.  Regardless of who makes them,  1/56 scale artillery is always tedious to build. This is my 4th big gun for Bolt action and each and every one of them have had issues.  

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Went shopping, rounding out my collection of items I didn't get in Bones4.  And got a new can of primer because the last one clogged. 

 

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I have still been in build mode this week.  I built a Hanomag and a maultier for my bolt Action German force.  I might pick up another truck for them also. The maltier/ opel blitz kit comes with a ton of options and  extra bits. 

 

Basing on my germans has progressed.  I made a bunch of sprue rubble from the kits i put together this week. 

 

I also built some unidentified viking/ barbarian guys i picked up in an open box sale at a local game store.  They have a very Elder Scrolls sort of look to them. I think they will work well for the viking raiding party i need for my D&D campaign. 

 

In the next few weeks my schedule at work will switch to our summer schedule which should allow me some extra hobby time. So i am hoping to jump back into painting more. 

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Here is what I've been up to lately; got a few minis in progress, some got pushed to the back of the line when we learned that our d&d group will be meeting again soon and I realized I still needed to paint my partners miniature! Oops. I also snagged a great deal on a husky tool box, which at the moment is storing some extra out of date msp paint but mostly is crammed with most of my miniatures, couldn't fit all of them. 

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I hope to get some photos and paint today.  Finished one figure this week, complicated by the weapon breaking off twice.  Still working on the backlog of figures that need to be sprayed.  They get multiple layers of gloss and dulcote, so it can take time.   Washed some of my newest Bones stuff, and started prepping two metal figures. One needs surface smoothing, and that takes time. 

 

Still plugging along, just not much to show at this point. 

 

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@crowsandbonesso i learned something from another member here about the translucent parts and painting them, referring to your beholder.  If you want to keep them as see-through, use a matte medium as a primer layer first in the translucent parts, then once dry use a glazing paint consistency and do multiple layers for more color.  Worked well! 

 

Personally i use inks since they are super rich b color, but keep their relatively transparent nature. Good luck! 

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I completely hit the wall.  I need a refresh and try some new techniques or maybe just revisit some old ones.  I'm looking at these unpainted minis and know they are calling me, but I'm not inspired and feel like I'm out of ideas.  Possibly overwhelmed by all the videos I'm watching in downtime that looks so much better.  Gotta get my head in the game. 

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I'm painting stuff, not getting pictures taken. Spring's a very busy time of year.  Once it gets too hot to go outside, I'll have more time to paint.   Got 3 figures washed, and put primer on them this morning, so the train is still moving....

 

 

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I have not gotten much painted this week. My work switched over to summer hours which normally means one extra day of work a week but shorter shifts.  Well i agreed to cover another supervisor’s hours all through June, so now my free time is cut down significantly. 

 

I did get some paint on a player character dwarf from one of my campaigns.  I painted his fur cape and his skin tones and i am gonna give his weapons some painting time next week. No pictures at this time. 

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