So this was a great weekend for my new Warhammer obsession. I did not pick up any models, but I did get…
As you can see, I picked up my first issue of White Dwarf. I’ve only ever flipped through one other, and while there’s nothing super important in there, it’s a good read. If there’s one thing about GW, it’s that they really know how to work the fluff for a game.
I also picked up a second Modular Movement Tray kit. I’m impressed with it. You can make up to 8 movement trays, of up to 10×10 20mm bases, per kit.
Next, Battle Magic. When I first saw these, I laughed. Not really necessary. But after playing a couple of games with Rob’s, I realised their value. It reminds me about how I want to see unit stat cards (a la Malifaux, Warmachine, etc.), making things totally easier. So anyway, I picked up the basic, Skaven and High Elf Battle Magic decks. I was really surprised to see the HE one, considering I didn’t find it very easily anywhere online. I guess I was lucky.
Oh, that was all picked up yesterday at Heavy Support Games here in Toronto. Now, Meeplemart is actually my go-to store for everything: board games, minis, Tuesday night minis games, Thursday night boardgaming, good chats about the hobby. Heck, I even had a psuedo-bachelor party at the store last year, where we set up Rock Band on a projector. Anyway, Steve (of Meeplemart) has only just begun stocking GW stuff, and while I would normally ask him to order in what I wanted, I was in Heavy Support’s area and in need of spending some hobby cash. Of course ‘need’ is not as appropriate a word as ‘desire,’ but I digress. One day I’ll discuss my out-of-control spending habits.
Anywho, today I ran down to 401 Games to pick up some P3 paints, my preferred paint company. I picked up 7 new bottles of paint, including 3 shades of green. As in, Warpstone base, Warpstone shade and Warpstone highlight. =)
As I was in the area, I figured I’d run into Curry’s, as I needed some new brushes. To my wide-eyed delight, Curry’s was having a this-weekend-only 50% sale on all of their paintbrushes. Angels sang on high, I tells ya. So I picked up 13 brushes, sizes 3/0 to 3, for $14. It helps getting another 10% off because I’m a teacher. Sadly, there was nothing smaller than 3/0 available, and most of the 2/0 and 3/0 brushes were frayed. But I’m pretty happy with my deal. These should last me a (little?) while.
I’m proud of myself for not purchasing any new units this weekend. Might I buy some on Tuesday when I head back to Meeplemart for a small HE vs. Skaven battle? Possibly. But I’m going to test out my will-power. I’m considering forcing myself to finish painting all, or at least a percentage of my models, before buying new ones. Of course, I’ll have to limit that to only SKAVEN models, since the number of unpainted models I have, well, runs into the hundreds. I’m not proud of that…
So days like yesterday and today are great when I can say I painted 4 minis! I got some Clanrats painted up.
I know what you’re thinking, these Skaven are too CLEAN! Yes, yes, I know. That’s because they aren’t finished yet. I need to decide if I want to use Army Painter’s Quickshade, or do a better job and give them some washes and highlights. I have a can of Strong Tone Quickshade, but I haven’t tried the process out yet. Steve uses it, so while I’m there on Tuesday I’ll probably ask if we can test a couple of the rats, so I can see if that’s the direction I’d like to go. I was originally hoping to rush these rats out in Army Painter style, but after working on them, I’m not so sure anymore. We shall see in a few days!
For these guys I used a combination of 5 different colours for their hoods and robes, 2 colours for the armour, and a few more for other parts like flesh, fur, teeth and weapons/shields. With the paints I bought today I’ll be adding a few more, plus some others I have already. I’ll probably be able to rotate between 10 or so colours. Even though most are just different shades of similar colours, at least it will offer some variety.
Only after I primed everyone did I realise I didn’t start the bases. I’ve got a container of white sand that I like to use, but since I forgot to do it I’ll have to find an alternative. Meeplemart carries the Army Painter Battlefields range, so I’ll check them out on Tuesday.
Whew, this is a long post. That’s it for now! I’ll have more to say/show tomorrow. If not later tonight… =)