With two gangs to paint in two weeks I've been trying to focus on painting to a reasonable table-top standard (for me) and not worrying about fixing certain details too much now. If there's time before the big games weekend after everything else is sorted, I'll go back to it then.
Ogg the Scaly
|The first stage of painting, alongside his comrades Rusty and Scraps|
With this in mind I decided to tackle the Scaly (doesn't sound like a good idea...). I'd not really painted anything humanoidy of this scale before so it was interesting to try and get the highlighting and what-not right. I was actually pleasantly surprised at how little time this chap has taken to paint in total.
With the colour scheme I wanted to avoid greenish shades of skin and went for something that tied with the overall Scavvies whilst standing out. I opted for Stegadon Scale Green (am I colour blind, or is this really blue?) after noticing it on the shelf in my local GW. The rest of the scheme would follow the standard palette.
I still need to finish the scatter cannon, highlighting the clothing, the eyes and teeth, and one hand that somehow missed a highlight (don't paint at 2am...). There's also a couple of chips that need sorting, even after a thoroughly good wash, this mini seems to shed paint rather easily (in addition to my ham-fisted mauling of the base), I'm not sure why (answers on a postcard...).The scales are a bit iffy, but that's one of the "will return to later" elements. Technically being a "newbie" to this painting lark, any advice and suggestions would be much appreciated. I need to find a good enough adhesive to put the base on a bottle cap whilst painting - any suggestions?
I christened him Ogg, and he shall join the ranks of the occular-obsessed (as in they will take yours) Court of the Blind King alongside the likes of Carbuncle, Dregs, Banjo, Foul Ole Ron, Slug, Scraps and Pretty Boy Pickman. Hopefully these muties of the Flotsam Marshes will prove formidable on the table...
|A typical Bilgewater Expositor ad - you too can advertise in it's hallowed pages - only 20... no, 200 credits.|
Alongside this painting and terrain-building marathon, I've been working on the campaign newspaper, The Bilgewater Expositor - "the first with your local news from Verdant Heights to Twisted Girder." Covering all the districts and hamlets of Bilgewater Creek where our campaign takes place. Their journalists might not want to venture into Rusted Sump though... Issue #0 of this shall be on the blog this week, so keep your eyes out for that
Side Note: Real-Life Eschers (not the Dutch artist...)
In other news (c'mon, that was a good segue), I recently heard about this rather interesting modern "tribe" in the Ukraine.
Known as Asgarda and residing in the Carpathian Mountains, the tribe is comprised of 150 women of varying ages, primarily students, led by Katerina Tarnouska. The women seek complete autonomy from men, Echoing the Scythian Amazons of Greek mythology, the Asgarda train in martial arts. They apparently idolizeYulia Tymoshenko, former President of the Ukraine and key leader of the Orange Revolution who is currently imprisoned. Beyond that their politics is unclear, the support of Tymoshenko in contrast with the name Asgarda is a little ambiguous, however they do seem to have formed for purposes of defence rather than the advancement of any political agena beyond that of the pro-western Orange Revolution. Either way, it's an interesting phenomenon.
Anyone interested in the politics or history of the Ukraine, or want to find out more about this intriguing group, there's some good articles here (some are three or four years old - not really "news" I know).