Wednesday, 28 January 2015


Hi all.

It's been a tough week or so with work, but I have been (mostly) determined to get the Lion God finished - though I discovered the free GW app game "Drop Assault", and subsequently lost a couple of evenings shooting heretics etc... lol

This evening I put the final touches to it and got some final shots. I haven't actually counted how many lanterns I had to paint on the model, but I doubt that the entire box set of models in the Kingdom Death game will have as many as this one on its own! The glow has been a bit of a chore, and there has been endless tweaking of colour and brightness. In the end I decided to let it be and move on. I still need a final plinth to place it on, but I shall get my friendly neighbourhood joinery to turn that out for me presently ^_^

So, here are the final pics...

The next model will be something very different, and positively demure after this. I think that this Lion model could be the most "What the...!?!" I've ever seen, and for that reason, I'm very pleased to have done it!

You can also see it (and vote if you're a member) here on Putty & Paint - LION GOD

*edit 30/1 Coolminiornot voting link added - LINKY

Until next time. Don't have nightmares... *_*


Friday, 16 January 2015

How rude!

So. 2015 thus far hasn't exactly gone quite as well as I had hoped. Less than halfway through the first month and, returning from a rather lovely break in the UAE which we tagged onto the end of the Xmas holidays, we found that we had been burgled in our absence!
It's quite an unnerving experience and some difficult to replace items were taken, but fortunately no one was actually harmed, and the house wasn't completely trashed, so it's a small comfort.... I guess :/

Obviously, being overseas has meant very little time at the painting table - more time at the dinner table and bar though! ^_^ - but I did get some painting done last night and really there's no easy way to say this... I spent much of last night painting a mutant lady garden. There. I've said it. Best move along to the photos I think...

Sometimes a few pictures can speak quite eloquently for themselves, so perhaps I should say no more on this one, other than to say that I have a LOT of lanterns to paint in that base very soon!!

Other than that, I have just started a new facebook page for the blog - - so do please stop by and like/share the page

Cheers ^_^

Thursday, 1 January 2015


Well, the new year is here, and with it a profound hope that any and every visitor that has taken the time to pop by my little blog has a great new year.

For me personally, I saw the new year in quietly, but we had some additional fireworks at about 4am, when a house opposite ours had to call the fire brigade. I don't think that there was any serious damage, but it was an interesting early punctuation mark in the new year!

I hope that this year will be one of a few more shows than I managed in 2014, and a little more "structured" time at the painting table. I am sure that family needs and work demands will do their best to intervene, but I'll at least start the year in optimistic hope! ^_^

The actual break though has been most welcome, and the absence of the alarm clock from my life right now is just bliss - even if the little one only ensures that we only get about an extra half an hour or so of sleep! lol

In terms of time at the table over the Christmas break, I think that I managed about 2 hours, but it is the start of adding some details with the brush in hand at last, so that was encouraging...

There's a lot still to do pretty much everywhere, but I want to move onto the mane next to at least establish all of the base colours, then I can tweak and alter as I go from there - the face needs a lot of work still, but I wanted to see if the pale purple colour would work. - I'm toying with the colour palette, but with the colours already in play, a very pale or very dark (or both!) yellowish tone could be the way that I go for. Either that or I go with more of the pale grey purple tone. We'll see...

Other than that, there's not a lot more to see or say right now other than thanks for joining me on my first year. I hope that year two will be filled with painty goodness!

Oh, and check out Painting Buddha's "Black Betty" Indiegogo campaign. It's a great collaboration with one of Kingdom Death's sculptors, Hector Moran, and looks ace. Wish I could spend more myself, but I have a holiday to pay for and more toys than I can comfortably count already!

Until next time, cheers and beers (unless you're in January detox, in which case stick to the tea...)

Scott ^_^