So I am rather behind in my podcasts and videos, thanks to various distractions and procrastination. In particular, I am now 2 episodes of Rise of the Runelords, and after this weekend, 2 episodes of Hero System behind. Unfortunately, in my struggle to keep the files straight, I erased one of the episodes of RotRL before I had saved the files off of the memory card – thus the first episode of Chapter 4 is now lost. However, in the silver lining category, this does mean I am only 3 episodes behind now…
The finished miniature of the survivor Clovis, from the Zombicide: Black Plague game. This is painted using the tutorial and guide available at The Army Painter website, for the basic Black Plague gallery. Although I am using Army Painter War Paints, they are the general series, and not the Zombicide specific line, so some color substitutions were made. And obviously I am not a professional, so my quality isn’t quite up to the standards in some of their pictures. For my first model in nearly 20+ years, I don’t think it is all that bad, and I am rather pleased with myself.Would you like to know more?
Though I am not yet finished, I had a rather successful second attempt at painting a miniature. This time, the paint did not explode all over me. I did determine that my eyesight isn’t quite a good as it used to be – the fine details are rather difficult to see these days – but not enough that I wasn’t able to complete most of the task.
I was able to do the base coat, and apply the washes, but then had to let the figure dry over night before I work on the dry-brushing this evening. Overally, I am quite happy with the results, and briefly considered leaving the figure as is, and calling it done. But my goal was full painting, so I am going to wrap it up this evening.
Did not end up video taping the job, mainly due to the effort involved in the camera. However, I am considering that this may be a worthwhile streaming option for Twitch or YouTube, which would also create the archive video. Just need to figure out the best way of handling that while travelling.
Although I have very little familiarity with the product, my wife is very much interested in a complete set of Copic markers, for her artwork and crafting. The only problem is the very large investment – individual markers run at the $7 or $8 range, with 300 or 400 different colors (not really sure how big the collection is). Although we can order them thru Amazon, at a decent discount, it is still a large amount of money in a single purchase (about $350 for one of several sets).
Thus the current plan and theory – purchase them individually thru Michael’s Stores – utilizing their in-store 40% discount coupon. Since we are limited to only a single marker per purchase, this means a very long collection time, since I don’t go to Michael’s very frequently. With my travel, there is a convenient location, but it limits me to 3 or 4 every other week.
So with a suggested starting color listing in hand, tonight begins the great search and collection project – something that could easily send me to Michael’s and related stores for the next several years. Stay tuned for the progress.
After the disaster from a couple weeks ago, in which I managed to destroy a t-shirt and pair of work pants, I am going to try a second attempt this week. New paints, new approach, same basic plan. Fingers crossed that everything goes according to plan.
If successful, I should have at least a few before and after pictures to post, and possibly even an in-progress painting video.
As I posted before, I have been dealing with foot issues, and have been allowing myself to get distracted with video games. As such, my content for this week has been minimal, and I am now way behind on the video and audio editing for the podcasts. My foot issues are gone, which is good, but I have been staying up far too late. However, I have finally figured out how to play Total War, and have managed to dominate in the game (not really a big accomplishment, since I am on the easiest setting across the board).
After this weekend, I will hopefully be able to get back to focusing on my various projects.