Monday, 3 March 2014

Something a little different

What skip from project to project, that sounds most unlike me! Ok it sounds exactly like me really. Today I have a cryx warmachine defiler. Warmachine was one of those games that came to the club quickly was played 4-5 times and has not been seen since. Like many games before it and I think for many games still to come. Games that the designers have not even thought about yet.

So I still have most of my figures left to paint. But not wanting good figures to go to waste I will slowly carry on with them. I suspect I will have retired long before I finish them at this rate or 1 every 18 months or longer.

This was a happy distraction while I wait for some SCW figures to appear. They seem to be taking a long while just yet, but that may be because I want them. So while I wait for them I am just going through my back collection and finishing things that have been hanging around a while.

So that's it for today I shall update on Wednesday. Until then take care and look after yourself.

All the best Clint



26 comments:

  1. Ah the warmachine, very popular with a handful of players in our area, too. I never liked it, I can't even say why.

    That's a great miniature, however and I really like the basing, toxic!

    Also,it's not called distraction but variation, and it helps with the "primary" projects!

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    1. Thank you Mathyoo. I know what you mean I was never really into warmachine, I think it was because everything was a "special" and there were no standard troops. Kind of put me off.

      Distraction/variation/procrastination Call it what you will

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  2. That's a very strange-looking beast/robot/creature/thing. I'm not sure which end is the front or the back (or even if it's the right way up :-) )!

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    1. I know what you mean. It is part robot, part undead, part pirate, part magic.... and wholly strange. I have always taken the skull to be the front though.

      Cheers Mate great comment (made me grin)

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  3. I'm really not sure what to make of this, Clint, and I can't decide if I like it or not. It is different, I'll grant you that. I know nothing about Warmachine but I could see that being used in a Victorian Steampunk type of game as some mad scientist's weird construct/experiment.

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    1. I do know what you mean. It looks to me as if it is some kind of Robotic chicken! But it was fun to paint as it gave me a chance to paint some rust which I found a challenge to get right. Thank you Bryan

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  4. Well, I'm flummaxxed by this as I haven't a clue what to make of this, although it is vaguely camel-like.
    Warmachine was very popular at a club near me but is talked about much less now, yet another 5 day wonder I suspect (like a few current kickstarters I think.)

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    1. Warmachine has not been played at my club for over a year. I agree I think it is a five day wonder, but I had the figure and some spare time so I thought to get it done. I shall be back to painting normal things before you Know it...... already submitted 2 lots to the Painting challenge. Thank you Jo.

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  5. He is a wonderful beastie Clint and I love the primordial ooze on the base. Really well done Sir.

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    1. Thank you Michael. It was a fun and frustrating thing to paint but I am happy with how it turned out. The Ooze on the other hand was a simple job, if only all bases could come out like that!

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  6. Ah, wonderful work of art - love the basing effects!

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    1. The base effect is really easy to do. It is a wet on wet technique. Paint the first colour then apply the second before it is dry and they should flow into each other. Thank you Dean Glad you like it.

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    1. Thank you Loki. Glad you like it

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  8. Played a couple of times when it came out but it never grabbed me overmuch.

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    1. I feel exactly the same about it.

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  9. Lovely paint job and the base is brilliant Clint. Never been grabbed by warmachine the miniatures are very nice though just not my genre

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    1. I know that feeling, which is probably why it has taken me so long to get round to painting. thank you Simon,

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  10. That is nice and very well done there. I do like the rusting decay of it and the base finishes it off

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    1. Thank you Pete. I might have to do a rusty VBCW robot If you do the VBCW painting competition next year.

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  11. Very nice and very different!

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    1. Not your cup of tea I know. But I appreciate the comment.

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  12. Once again, nice machine, Clint! Very Cryx distressed looking! I have a sizable Cygnar horde because they are blue, the arcane tempest gun mages wear tricorns and overall remind me of the movie" Stardust", and did I mention Blue!? ;)

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    1. One of my club has Cygnar and some BLUE gun mages. A good force. Thank you David. Warmachine is not really my thing but it was nice to paint it.

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