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GreyHorde

  1. Raising the Bar, One Notch at a Time

    Yesterday, I finished the Dark Sword amazon. The result is okay, not great; I suppose that means I may have raised my expectations a bit, however unintentionally. Or maybe the sculpt demanded more precision with larger 'cloth' and skin areas needing smooth blending, smaller details, greenstuff for the hair, etc. Either way, I spent a little too much time on it and started to get slightly tired of working on it, but at least it's finished and off my table.

    I also picked Carinth ...
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  2. Time Marches On

    A couple of weeks ago, I noted that I had completed a couple of models, the first in months. Painting for fun, sans deadline, was a good experience. Building on that, a few days later saw the return of a pair of Reaper minis, languishing about 10% finished for probably 2 years. They are identical, two copies of the same piece. Why? One for practice, the other for perfekt.

    My original goal was to paint one for Reaper Con or Gen Con, but now it's just for me. Oh, yeah, I ...
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  3. One Year to the Day

    One year to the day since my last post, and all I can say is, "Where did the time go?!?" The answer is day job, family, home, family medical, holidays, etc. The job has been vampiiric for a long time...sleep-depriving, stressful and life-draining.

    In hobby terms, I got a few minis painted in 2013. A little Malifaux, one rushed entry for Gen Con, a bench queen or two. On the other hand, I got in a bit more tabletop gaming and, for the first time in several years, ran a ...
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  4. Change in plans

    Another nail in the coffin for my Adepticon plans, likely the final one. Big projects at work and my main tech on vacation that week. Tax bills and a bunch of other headaches. Blech.

    So, I've finished up the main Colette crew. Pretty happy with them, may yet enter them in Wamp's Wyrd contest. Started prepping Coryphee / Duet, Mechanical Doves & a few others. Began to shift gears toward Gen Con.

    Tomorrow: game/minis day with Bloodthorn.
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  5. Prep time

    Worked a little last night and more today on a mini I plan for a Crystal Brush entry at Adepticon, if I can make the trip. Since there is a web-based voting component at CB, I won't mention the model or manufacturer in case there is some unknown restriction on such chatter.

    Anyway, it's a nicely sculpted mini, cast in good quality metal, with four parts. I wanted a couple of minor modifications. One thing led to another: thinning a couple areas, moving two parts. shortening one thing, ...
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