Monday, 3 December 2018

The High King

It took me a while to get these done, but I think the time was well spent. These old school LOTR Elf models are a lot nicer to paint than I would have thought. Though I think part of this is due to the colours involved. I don't paint gold very often and not in such large areas when I do. It's rewarding to see these come out looking as good as they do.

Another batch of Elves to finish the army for "Into The West" in January and then it's back to painting some Orks again I think.

Friday, 23 November 2018

The Kings of Dakka (WIP)

I've been showing off my progress of these lads for while now and I'm happy to say that I've finished building the Mob of Flash Gitz. May I present the Self Proclaimed Kings of Dakka! (to be painted)

Complete with ammo runt, big guns and snazzy bits the Boys are finally ready for the painting queue. I'm still grinding out some more Elves for Lord of the Rings, but once they're out of the way, it'll be time to paint these guys for the new year.

Flash Gitz have been one of my favourite units in the Ork fluff and and the new rules has not only made them useful again, but potentially devastating! Part of me wants to expand the mob to 10 models, but that's a job for another day, right now I just want to get these lot on the table so they can show off their super-sized fire power! Expect further updates from these guys over the coming weeks along with anything else I'm working on.

"Look at my flash!"

Friday, 16 November 2018

A Spot of Painting

Decided to get my act together this week and finished off another page for New Wasteland Fairy Tales. This Is by no means a quick project, but I'm always super happy when I manage to finish a page. It makes the whole thing finally look finished, even though I've sold so many copies in black and white over the last 5 years I promise the revamped colour version will be something special.

Work continues on my Flash Gitz too. Git number 3 with his Gretchin "helper".

May get the mob of 5 built before Xmas if I'm lucky, but some more comic pages need my attention more right now.

A quick shout out to Oakbound Studios this week, who are embarking on a kickstarter for their collection of miniatures for Goblignomic Wars. We here at Grinning Loon towers always love to see some Goblin themed projects in the works and this one has a few friends contributing. Phil Hynes has put stuff forward and there are lots of other cool looking minis on show. So go put some kickstarter money their way ;)

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

I Been Busy, Honest!

So work has gone into high gear as we enter the Autumn Internationals Rugby and then Christmas to follow. Hobby time regrettably has been put on the back burner. Thankfully I've been able to squeeze some painting time for my Last Alliance army.

But the big news for me this week has been the new Ork Codex. And it is AWESOME! In light of my favourite unit getting a massive boost in the rules I've began work on a Mob of retro style Flash Gitz.

Thursday, 25 October 2018

Last Con of the Year

It's finally here, my last Comic Con for 2018 and I thought I'd go out with a bang: London MCM. This is one of the biggest shows in Britain and I've been looking forward to this one for a while as it'll be my first London show. Once more I'll be teamed up with Kev from Deadstar and we'll have all of our usual titles up for grabs.

If you're in the area, then come and say hello, we'll be in the Comics Village this year.

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Make Numenor Great

The new rules for Lord of the Rings has really spurred me on to finishing my Last Alliance themed army, Especially since Numenor got a massive boost and can still field High Elf allies without penalty. That said I've finished the Numenorean contingent (bar a few archers and a captain for later)

The King himself was a joy to paint. It's a model I've had bouncing around a box for years and never got around to doing anything with him until recently. So much character.

The Banner bearer was a happy accident as I'd lost the original spear he came with. A little work with the cutters and some greenstuff soon got him back in the ranks. I intended to paint a tree on the  banner, but due to how it's folded up, I'm a bit dubious how it'll turn out. I may go back to it another day.

So, as it's a Last Alliance army, that means I eventually have to paint some Elves. I've been dreading this part of the project. Hopefully I can get through this stage without committing too many painting sins as my Goblin nature starts kicking at the back of my mind.

Monday, 15 October 2018

If You Go Down to The Woods Today.... cont

Just a very quick post Today. I heard back from Geoff regarding the Troll and the brute is up on his website HERE, given a slightly more fitting title as a Dark Tjitnir. I must say Geoff has done a lovely job on the paint work for his website.

OK I'm done. Until next time.