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Friday, September 15, 2017

The Lady and the Dragon

Painting time has been pretty limed but I have managed to finish up these two.
First up is the Sigalist aprentice from North Star that I got in one of the Nick Starters  
I'm a huge fan of this figure its simple and practial and I tried to paint it in a similar fasion. The Sigalist wizard has too many accesories... but this woman is practicaly dressed for exploring frosgrave.
I went with a light yellow robe with red trim, the hair coving cloth is a smimple buff color.  I'm looking forward to make it
My Bones III Dragon is also "done" now that I see it in a picture I think I need to work on the inside side fo the mouth...
I did the body in various sades of blue then used a sparkling dark blue and silver embosing powder mixed with water and glue to add depth and make him shiny.
I'm not 100% thrilled with the wings but they aren't bad.  The white horns realy pop espcialy on the head.
I'm planning to use him in Dragon Rampant games.
I'll probably use the elite infantry template with Flying and range attack upgrades.
This is is a grea figure and I lookforward getting him on the table.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Picking up brushes again

Last night was the first time since my wife went into labor on august 10th that I have picked up a paint brush or done anything hobby related.  I got the chance last night as my wife and daughter both slept to do a little work on my dragon.
 I'm very happy with how its coming along.  The details realy need a lot of time to bring out using differnt shades of blue.
 Last night I was making the horns and claws whiter and to do some work on the scales.
 I also started asembling some Tumbling Dice ships.  I put together the small 3rd rate and 4th rate ships.
 I wanted to compare them to the ships I currently have (Figurehead).  The scale is suposed to be the same.  The Tumbling Dice ships are just a little larger... but not enough to keep me from using them together.
The Tubmling Dice ships with thier ratlines do look superior I look forward to painting them up.
Obligitory baby picture since I know some of you will be curiouse how she is doing.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Maternity

One of Ariana's talented and wonderful friends did a Maternity photo scesion and I flet I should share.  Melissa alos did our engament shoot and did an amazing job. 
You can check out more photos on her blog Melissa Jean Photo Design

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Evelyn

For those not on Facebook my daughter was born 8/12. We are all doing well.


Thursday, August 10, 2017

Saga Dice

Hobby Bunker was offering Saga Dice at bargain prices so I stocked up getting the Norman, Irish and Welsh sets.  Unfortunately the Viking set was not available.  Fortunately the Relentless Dragon sells blank dice.... 
So buying two sets of six ($1.80 each) and a black permanent marker I was able to put together my own set of Viking rune dice, fortunately runes are easy to do free hand and while mine are not nearly as nice as the Gripping Beasts but a lot cheaper.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Last Days as Adam

Teddy bears do a quality control check on the Pack and Play
So that's an odd name for a blog post since I am not doing a name change.  Still with my daughter being born in a few days I have been thinking over the fact that from now on my life won't be lived for myself but for her.  This has actually been true for a few months now as we make preparation but I have still been able to take "a day off" to live my life in its customary fashion.  A day is coming this week or next where that will no longer be the case.   I don't think this event it "the end of my life" but is the end of the way I have lived my life.  I will still be reenacting, painting and gaming when I can. That said you may not see as much out put (indeed this has already been a light year for posts) and some of the posts you see might be "cute" baby related pictures like the 1:1 scale "terrain piece" above. Yes both my wife and I still have our childhood teddy bears mine is on the left and has the creative name of "Ted" her's is to the right and has the name Bumby (she doesn't recall where that name came from).  So you have been warned.  My life as Adam may soon be "over" but my life as Dad is just beginning and I'm looking forward to the adventure.  With any luck my daughter may one day be playing wargames along side me or maybe you'll see me turning my terrain building skills to doll houses... Most likely I'll be pulled in directions I never imagined. I know two things for sure right now 1) I have no clue how hard this is going to be and 2) I also have no clue how fun its going to be... I am pretty sure its going be both... wish me luck friends.

Destroyers from eBay

I've been doing a lot of selling on eBay but I do occasionally buy especially when I run across deals like this on form "dwwild".  Three painted 1/2400 German Destroyers.  The packing job was excellent as you can see above.
I love the fact that these are already based and labeled so I can just drop them into my Kriegsmarine order of battle (which was lacking in destroyers) what is more the bases are magnets which will be handy for storage.
Since no one else bid on these I got them for the bargain price of $4.00 quite a good buy.  I'm very happy to have them.