Thursday, 30 September 2010

Elf. Just an elf.

Right.  I have been working on an [I]elf[/I].  I am OK with it, I don't mind him but he's not the best model I have painted.  I am looking as to whether or not sell him on ebay, I have a base to do for him.  I painted him in more muted colours, I wanted him to be elfy but not very bright blue or red like the usual elf schemes.  I am not fully sold on the cloak, I need to practice more at blending and the sword looks a little washed out.  Other than that, he's OK.

Oh, and I might try selling the warrior priest again.

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Bugman from Bugman's Bar

Anyway, he is now finished.  Have a look...

I am now actually on to my next project, and... it's a single elf mini.  I might try and sell him on ebay, along with the warrior priest again.  Not sure yet though.

Bugman from Bugman's Bar

I have had this fellow in my box for some time, and well, I saw an opportunity to get him painted.  He is almost done, just the piece of flooring he came on to paint.  Overall, I am pretty happy with him, the skin and the beard I really like.  The beard was done using my usual blonde method, but I didn't add golden yellow into the mix, made it a bit more natural and more sandy blonde. 

The only thing I am not fully happy with is the gold.  It just doesn't look right, and I have painted, washed and repainted it too many times to mess about with it any more.  I just need to practice my gold more.  The silver on the axe also came out not fully to my liking - and might look under highlighted.

This is just a mini, a really fun one to paint and he'll be glued to his base for display.  Getting in the mood for more dwarfs (I have 16 warriors and Thunderers to paint next and a cannon). 

Friday, 24 September 2010


So, it has been three months and a lot of um... excuses from me, but finally today it happened.  My table arrived.  Oh yes... KUFFY IS BACK IN BUSINESS!!  Well, painting anyway.  So, I have a picture of my painting table all nice and newly set up today.  And yes, I have started on a miniature.  I won't say what just yet, but as you can see from the pictures below I have two choices... what am I doing? :D

Look at all the boxes!

What is my next project?

Sunday, 19 September 2010

A Dwarfs Tale: From King to Clansman. Part I - The Beginning

As readers of my blog(s) might well know, my first and main army for Warhammer fantasy is Dwarfs.  I am in the process of rebuilding my dwarf army, this means repainting, converting and adding my own fluff.  So, with this in mind I decided to start a small little series on my blog.  This series will follow my progress in building this dwarf army.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Podcast review - Garagehammer, episode 8

This is the first time I listened to this podcast, but I have heard of them about.  And as luck would have it, this episode discusses my favourite Fantasy topic.. DWARFS!

Now, this podcast comes across to me as being a very laid back ship.  I didn't get the feeling that they were geared for tournament play like many of the other podcasts you can find on the net.  I think this is a great difference, I really liked how laid back they were.  For example when discussing their army lists, they didn't go for all the more powerful options but rather they sounded quite fluffy and fun.  I enjoyed the general discussion they had over their local gaming and stuff, and the "Phoenix Prince" section was an amusing and interesting touch.  One nice point I did enjoy, was that they avoided swearing or cursing.  I personally don't mind that much in general, but this makes it more family friendly and does just show that you don't need to swear all the time to have fun.  It makes a nice change.

I really enjoyed the very comprehensive discussion of the dwarf army book, by a rather experienced dwarf general.  There were some nice comments and ideas, a lot of which I am sure most dwarf players would agree with.  They spent a great deal of time on each army option, giving a good strong description of each option they have and explaining the units roles and rules.  I would say if someone is looking to get into a dwarf army, this section of the podcast is a great way to learn how they work. 

I really enjoyed the podcast, I am thinking of making this a regular feature for my painting times.  Go listen!  But be warned, their shows aren't short!

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Friday, 10 September 2010

A quick update

Right so, since the last update I have moved half the length of England and now am living in the seaside town of Broadstairs in Kent.  It's not bad.  We are yet to get the internet connected, however there are a bunch of networks that we can connect to and use (and more are legally done!).  I still lack most of my stuff, that arrives a week on saturday, so no painting just yet.  However, I have assembled a number of dwarfs, namely - 16 warriors with hand weapons, 16 thunderers and a cannon (all kindly donated by PapaJJ in a very gentlemanly give away  he had on his blog).  Some of these have been very slightly converted.  Like the warriors all have axes - started off accidentally but looks good - some of which are converted from great weapons and some small changes to the command and such.  The thunderers are just a normal unit, much like the cannon.  So I have stuff to paint when it all arrives. 

I also went to the local gaming group, just to see what it was like.  It's small, but there seem to be a nice bunch there.  Hopefully I can make some friends with these guys and get some actual gaming done!  In addition to this, I am trying to add or write my dwarf fluff to give it character.  So far it is not that good, but I am just trying to get down the basic structure and build a better one on top of that.

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