So I’ve admitted several times that I’m terrible at basing. I just never got the knack for having my bases match my paint schemes in look or design. My techniques just don’t translate to terrain. I have only one style I know how to do well because it’s kind of brainless. Snow.
I’ve been kicking around the idea of rebasing this army to a snow theme and while it would be a little time consuming, it really wouldn’t be hard. Cold soulless robots marching across a frozen lifeless wasteland? Sign me up!
Here’s the style I’m looking at so far:
Here’s it next to one of my new destoyers. I’ll have the unit finished this week and I’ll post and go over the revision of my paint scheme.
Shawn G. (Soul)
So, last year I promised my friend Mark I’d join his team and go to Adepticon. Mark has been instrumental in keeping my interest in this hobby alive and if it weren’t for his constant badgering, prodding, and teasing, it’s very likely I would have shut down for the duration. I’ll never say this to his face, his head is big enough. XD
Anyway back in 2012,I built and painted a Doomsday Ark. I’m unsure if you are aware, but hat kit is a NIGHTMARE to assemble. It has a mind-numbing amount of parts and I swore I would never build another, but they are so good now. Like scary good. And the Adepticon list we are building calls for 4. Here’s the first:
This thing took hours to build and longer to paint, I’m rusty and I’ve been trying some new things to cut completion time. I opted do not include the ‘crew’for two reasons. Firstly, the 10 mounted warriors are 50+ parts to assemble. 50. Seriosuly. 50+. Second, I didn’t think the paint scheme I designed for my warriors would lend enough visual interest to warrant such suffering in assembly. I was worried I would not like it when it was complete, but I do. I like the ‘openness’ of it.
I built a cool base for it to float over. I used some pine bark for the rocks, but I suck at base design. I’ve never been happy in any base scheme I’ve created save for snow bases. A base redesign may be in order. I’ll try a few things and post my results to get your opinions.
Shawn G. (Soul)
Damn, it’s been nigh a year since I updated this blog. For those still read it, I apologize for my silence. I’ve gotten pretty dejected over this hobby, mainly the decisions made by GW over the last decade, and it really killed my interest in bothering. To make a long story short, my painting is fueled by a desire to play. With all the ass-hattery that GW was throwing around, I didn’t want to bother with them. As a consequence my hobby interest dried up.
I’ve been quiet, but I’ve been watching. I can say, this current edition of 40K is solid. Really solid. It’s like GW started testing their product before release. All the 7th edition books have been fairly balanced. No over the top bullshit (Tau/Eldar/Knights) really to speak of.
With the arrival of the new Necron book I’ve jumped back into the game and hobby. Looking forward to getting into the swing again. Again…
Shawn G. (Soul)