Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Miniatures this time :-)

All right... I promised you something else besides pictures of snow.  I am guessing it is warmer in Slime Bay than it is here!

This was probably my favorite of the 4 warriors to paint, if not the most difficult.  The way the double head and the big hand worked was very fun :-)

Just one more warrior to show you... then the command staff!

Snow... and sun!

Hey everyone!  Sorry this is late... and that there are no miniatures.  I have spent the last 3 hours working with just one color... skull white.

We have been whacked with at least 6 inches of new snow... and it is still falling.

Welcome to the North American Himalayas.  This pile is now up to my chin.  And, by the way, it extends back towards the house about 10 feet.  There are three other slightly smaller piles forming a mountain range.

A view down the street.

Just when I thought I was done, I plowed through the snow to throw out come garbage, climbing through 3 foot drifts.  Just then, I saw someone stuck in the snow.  It was an older guy who was just coming back from the hospital.  So, I took his little shovel, dug him out and pushed the vehicle in his parking spot.

Just then, a few other folks needed help shoveling their garages, like this lady, whose husband is in bad shape.  More shoveling for me.  I still don't understand the concept of piling garbage out in front of your house.  To me, it belongs in the alley, where you can't see it from your front window :-)

Anyway, here is a fun, rather blinding effect that happens around here when the lake effect snow gets cranked up.  Huge snowstorm and blinding sunshine all at the same time!  FUN!

All hail the Master

I was very happy to discover entire sets of images I didn't even know I had last week.  Since then, I have been making blog posts featuring these work in progress images.  Or, at the very least, pictures of the conversions before they were painted :-)

In this case, it was a Grand Master for my beloved Demonhunters army.  This guy won a Gold Rogue Demon at Adepticon prior to the Crystal Brush era.

I wish it was still around, since that was a contest that involved miniatures from actual tournament armies that were entered frenetically between tournaments!  Many thanks to Dave, Chris and others who spent many hours judging those.

And now for the painted result.  It was a challenge to paint, but immensely satisfying when it was complete.

Very sad to see this guy go, but one day I will find the pieces to make it again... or even scratch sculpt it myself.