Sunday, September 30, 2012

The Resurfacing of The Closet Painter

  Hmmm...I moaned for so long about the difficulties of updating and editing a blog with only a smartphone, that now that I'm sat here with the ability to blog from a computer proper, I really don't have a clue what I should write about. Yes, folks, I am finally (almost) caught up to the technology of today. I am mostly clueless on how to make use of this technology, and may just resort to the simplified, yet sometimes annoyingly difficult, ways that I have become accustomed to. Hopefully that will not be the case. There is so much that I need to learn. I am counting on a few of my fellow warmongers on Twitter to keep me motivated.

  On the topic of motivation, as well as that of warmongers, I'd like to introduce to you someone I've met on Twitter...@PVasiljevic. A few weeks back, he challenged me to a 2-hour paint-off. The goal was for each of us to take a standard, 28mm table-top gaming miniature that was only primed, and paint  it to table-top quality with a finished base in 2 hours or less. For any of you who have ever followed my  painting progress, you will no doubt be laughing right now.

  It took exactly 2 hours, but we both managed the task. I'm afraid that, even though this was not supposed to be a competition to see which of us had a better quality paintjob, I still found myself comparing. I believe that Mr. Vasiljevic did a fine job.
And here are some more shots:

And here is my boring UltraSmurf.

  It's not much, but I was still proud to have completed him in such a short amount of time. Too bad I can't say the same on the many other projects that I have in limbo.

  Until next time, I hope to stay motivated to both paint and to keep this blog from gathering so much dust...

Monday, August 22, 2011

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

go durne go

lookie here is due to update on time in 5 hrs. lets all go take a peek, he did work hard on it. :)

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Well I'm not missing in action

Durne here. Nope not missing in action. just posting on my blog. shhhhh don't tell anyone, but I think Sally forgot about this blog. so come on down to and read my latest posts.

Friday, April 1, 2011

we are not missing in action...

:) Durne Kell here.  I thought I would post on Sally's blog as she has post 50 due on my blog and due to circumstances beyond our control, well she hasn't had time to post it. But as a quick update, Sally and I are in a relationship now. Yay us. Not too shabby for 2 painters who have a lot in common. so I thought I would log on here and make a quick post of what I am working on.

Yes, my one weakness. the dreadnought. I have a nice venerable dreadnoughts going on here. I hope it meets your approval dear reader. Yes I play Space Marines, no one else up here does.. they are all 'nid or tau players. I put my watch beside this, as a friend didn't believe the size. I have magnetized both sides of the coffin so I can swap out logos, and the tomb front as well. Also, I made him so he can spin on his waist too. I had planned to make it so it was wading in a stream, but I can't seem to do it right, so plan b is to make him awesome.

I plan to letter all its banners with a nice gift to Sally, well she will have to come here to see it mind you. I might post another sneak peek here soon enough. Hopefully Sally will have blog post 50 done for my blog so I can post 51 which is a nice post of my army I have been working on for the last year or so....



Monday, February 21, 2011

30-Day Challenge: 7 Days In

  Hullo! Today is Day 7 of the 30-Day Challenge between myself and Durne Kell. Pardon my lack of updates over the last few days, but I have been very busy with work, taking a day-trip with my brother and trying to catch up on lost sleep. I have failed, miserably, at the last...staying up hours past my bedtime, poking around on twitter. Note that I did not say anything about pushing on with finishing my Necron Warriors.

  In three days, I have glued arms and heads onto scrap sprues as preparation for the next steps of priming and base-coating them. Only two out of four sprues have been completed.

  This step was (temporarily) hampered by me losing one, very tiny arm. This was unacceptable, as the deal was that *all* parts needed to be ready for final painting.

  I never found the arm, but I have a friend who has been kind enough to give me a completely built and primed Warrior. I will, of course, be tearing the arms off of the mini, smoothing lines to meet my quality standards and re-primimg the entire model. Or maybe I'll just use the arms...

  The only other advancement I have made between the last post and this,  was to assemble 21 out of 28 minis to pre-priming level.

  Curious as to how far along the competition was, as he had also been lax in posting updates, I was soon to receive this in my inbox.

He was even so thoughtful to add the caption, "You will look good wearing green nail polish".

  After a few moments of throwing some profanities regarding how gently something could be done with a chainsaw, I was almost ready to admit defeat.

  Then, lo and behold, I received another picture...

This one being titled, "Reality".

  I was so relieved when Durne Kell informed me that he had hurriedly propped up the pieces of his Land Raider Achilles in order to make me feel the heat. The man is evil, I tell ya.

   But he may gain a huge amount of ground on me tonight...I haven't slept in 27 hours, and can not muster the energy to work tonight. Meanwhile, my evil friend will most likely work on his tank for another 6+ hours. Tonight might clinch the win for him.