Friday, November 29, 2013

HotT Work!

This is my little nod to the HotT game by doing my own version of the front cover. It shows two armies which I plan to paint up. A heroic High Elf champion cuts a swathe through a horde of Dark Elves.

I still haven't got around to painting yet, but that doesn't mean I have stopped thinking about it and planning stuff. The good news is now I have a room with a gaming board in it, so a test game of Clash of Empires might be in order. It's a game we've been meaning to play for a least a year, but life has got in the way.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Not long now before brush town!

The new house is almost in order which means soon I can put down the big brush for painting walls and pick up the tiny brush for figures! I have been getting quite bad painting withdrawal. I keep buying war games magazines and reading Blogs that make my creative juices boil over, so I'm more than ready.

Over the last couple of years I have wandered into many different eras of history with my painting. Although this was good for keeping me going, trying to pick up the brush again has left me spoilt for choice. I have seen other artists make 'to do' lists on their Blogs and now I can see why, it gives them a little more focus and something to keep them from straying off the path. For me there are only two things that I am burning to get on with. First is the rebasing and expansion of my 28mm ACW for 'Regimental Fire and Fury'. I have read and heard great things about this game and I really want to up date my old minis so I can play it.

 The next item on my 'to do' list is to paint up some more elements for HotT. There is so much imagination in this game that It is almost overwhelming. The sheer number of elements and basing ideas are a creative's dream and I can't wait to get stuck in to those big diorama style bases.I have about eight more elements of Dwarves to do but many other classic Fantasy armies are waiting in the wings for their turn.

Still, I 'm not their yet and still have another month or so to go. Also there is a surprise bundle on it's way which may complicate my painting plans...