Well, here we are in the middle of October and it seems as if I’ve already completely abandoned the Tale of 4 Gamers within the first 6 weeks! I’m happy to report that is not entirely true. I did miss out of my September painting commitment, sort of… Here’s a shot of my monthly commitment and all of them would pass the three-color minimum at least. However, I obviously hold myself to a higher standard than that.
With this army, I’m trying to learn to do Non-Metallic Metal painting. Not entirely sure how I’m doing but at first glance I think the models look okay. Learning this new technique has definitely slowed me down quite a bit. Add on top of that a very busy non-hobby family schedule and I came up short this month.
So what did I get finished… I’d say that 5 of the dwarves are 90% done. I just have some highlighting and shading to do on the non-metallic parts. I really spent a lot of time working on the metallic armor and weapons but don’t have much more than a basecoat on the other parts of the models:
I also did some work on the other five models. The armor is done on the Bow-armed dwarves. The Dwarf Warrior with the chainmail needs some work still – I’m trying to figure out how to paint NMM chainmail. I also started painting Floi’s armor and I just wasn’t happy with how it came out so I might have to start over on him.
So that wraps up September’s commitment… or lack of commitment. I’ll give myself +3 points in the painting requirement as they are “modlels completed late”.
Now, its mid-October I guess I should lay out this months commitment. I’m going to small in model count this month and hopefully still have a fighting chance to finish up. I hurt myself already since I haven’t started and its October 14th. I’ve been traveling a lot this month for work and I’ve got this little Lord of the Rings tournament I need to finish planning: http://bilbosbirthdaybash.wordpress.com. So we’ll see how much I can get accomplished!
Here’s the commitment:
- King’s Champion
- 1x Iron Guard
That’s 150 points and only 4 models!
Wish me luck.