Dragon Rampant – Painting Challenge Week Two – Day One

So the end of week one shows I didn’t get much done.  Three large Scibor snails are now done and based.  Simple paint jobs but in line with the other units in the army.  All my snails and worms are base coated with a desert yellow then coloured by an Army Painter rotting flesh paint with a number of washes to warm the tone from green to brown.  GW’s Reikland Fleshshade finishes the job then teeth and details are picked out.

Bases are in GW’s Martian Ironearth with cork pieces and some yellow static grass.  Like I say, simple paint jobs, so they shouldn’t be taking me this long.

The Reaper Bones great worms were almost finished earlier in the week and only needed bases doing to complete them.  Again no real excuse other than ‘real life got in the way’ for these taking to the end of the week to finish off.

I need to get this army finished, if I can, as I am off on holiday soon and would like to see it done before then.  Not likely to happen if this slow pace keeps up.

Dragon Rampant Painting Challenge – Week One

For a bit of a rest from painting Naval Units, and because Coronasan has been showing off his finished Rackham Dwarves for Dragon Rampant over on the Loft Full Of Lead, I have made the effort to finish off my own Dragon Rampant army.  I have also joined the Dragon Rampant Facebook Group Painting Challenge in hopes that this forces me to get them done.

After so long painting a mainly White and Grey army it is nice to get back to a more earthy scheme.  Started back in 2016 a number of these guys have been played in a few games but the remainder were never fully finished.  One reason was the need to complete some purchases (I cant ever find Reaper Bones Chthon Worms on ebay at sensible prices).  I have thrown caution, and my wallet, to the wind and stumped up for the remaining figures from a nice seller on ebay. So no excuse to finishing them now.

The other reason for the delay is not knowing how to paint the Mother Of All Worms…

She’s a huge Reaper Bones Monster called Mashaaf.

And I have no idea what to paint her like.

I guess I will just have to wing it though…

Her base alone is larger than most unit footprints in the army.  I have had to mount it on a couple of old CDs for strength and stability as the original bones base material is so soft it bends under the weight of the figure itself.

Slow progress in week one due to a few games being planned and a bit of work distraction.  Base colours on the large worms with wash to create shadows.  Then painting 300 spots or boils (or whatever they are) in a number of brighter colours.  Makes me think they have rolled in a tube of Smarties (or M and Ms if you are outside the UK).

Just base coats and quick wash done for the larger Scibor Snails though.

Next week should see these finished, I hope…

Building Various Bits Of Resin. 

Its been more than 2 weeks since I last posted something.  It almost feels like a confessional when I start things off like that, but all too often I have seen these long gaps in posting.  The blog was designed to motivate me, and it does that, but it also shows me how erratic my hobby habits really are…

One moment I am on a roll with a project then, Blam…  On to another thing, no pause for thought, no planning, just up sticks and away we go.  I guess I have to admit it… I am a gaming butterfly, blown about by any change in the winds of gaming.  (I have been called many other things I know, ‘gaming slut’ just sounds so dirty though.)

Anyhow, enough of that nonsense.  Who cares if I am easily led (well, all of the games companies I guess, I am a godsend to them, as I pick up a little of all and everything that pops into my view…)

This post shows that quite well.  When last I posted I had been prepping lots of bits ready for the painting queue.  The mix that has been made up now is quite eclectic and varied.

From Ironclad miniatures walking transports…

To various snails and suchlike from Trollforged and Scibor.

And back to Ironclad miniatures for the submersible…  Don’t get me started on those divers from Scheltrum either…

Next time, a real post, not just some ramblings…