I used my hobby time these past two weeks mostly to paint more miniatures for an Infinity tournament. But I also did some more work to finish up projects instead of starting new ones.
|Pict 1093: Dahshat Company on the Move|
|Pict 1094: Libertos, Hulan, Valerya Gromoz, Miranda Ashcroft, Dozer|
I wanted to play these six miniatures in a tournament, so they were the first in line to get done. I had started them early enough
but only finished them the evening before the event. Nevertheless I am pretty happy with the way they came out - the Liberto fish bois and other mercenaries fit right in.
|Pict 1095: Brawlers|
|Pict 1096: Brawlers|
After the tournament I still had these two unfinished Brawlers from a few weeks back
. Since I was on a roll and the colours scheme fresh in my head, they were done in one evening. I look forward to using them in some Dahshat lists because I was relying on a Zuyong link team not only for the tournament itself but also in the test matches leading up to it.
|Pict 1097: A Box Full of Projects|
After finishing the Infinity models I took a hard look at my project box and decided that I should finish the miniatures I started this year instead of starting with new ones. The picture shows some of the things I want to get done by the end of the year: some Warhammer High Elves, ArcWorlde beasts and Wild Elves, Middle-earth Dwarves and Warg Riders, the Cursed City heroes and of course the remainder of the Garden of Morr.
|Pict 1098: Gothmog, Lieutenant of Saruron|
|Pict 1099: Gothmog, Lieutenant of Saruron|
A first step towards finishing models involved adding two more (which I did before resolving to not do that anymore...). To complete Gothmog riding his Warg, I also added in the two miniatures I have of him on foot. I followed my recipe from a while back – great to have these things written down! – and I find that it works very well. Now, if I did not have such high moral objections to Morannon Orcs, I might paint an army of them. For now, I'm happy to paint normal Orc warriors however.
|Pict 1100: Emelda Braskov|
|Pict 1101: Emelda Braskov|
Another project that desparately needs finishing is the Cursed City box. As you can see above, I'm only missing some of the heroes. They lay by the wayside because I find it difficult to decide on theit colours (How far do I stray from the box art?!) and because I finished playing through the campaign with the unpainted models.
Anyway, here is the finished Emelda Braskov. She was a perfect example of the difficulties I just described. I wanted to go for very bright colours to make her a beacon in the darkness of Ulfenkarn, but I dreaded painting more white. So to get out of this impasse, I went with colours closer to the box art and now I'm pretty happy with her!