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Monday, August 9, 2010

New Stuff, and Improved Stuff

Since my last post I was able to participate in a painting masterclass taught by Mathieu Fontaine, AKA Akaranseth; I highly recommend attending if one of these if any are scheduled in your area, or organizing one if not.  It was an extremely educational and motivating experience, and although many of the techniques take time to perfect, it would be nearly impossible to come away from such intensive instruction without seeing some immediate improvements in your painting game.

I also visited my family in Massachusetts for two weeks, and was able to get in a number of games with my younger brother and a friend, pitting my marines against Dark Eldar and Imperial Guard.  We also successfully swayed my older brother to get into the game, and he is currently in the process of collecting a Tau army.

My brothers 5-x-8 ft. table; space marines vs. dark eldar.
While relaxing in the old country I was able to do a fair amount of painting, and a bit of building as well.  I finally finished my terminator Librarian, fully painted my Deathwatch/Sternguard Sarge, got some green on all my vehicles, and built and primed a deuce of land speeders.  I was able to implement some of the skills I learned at the masterclass, and have definitely improved the quality of my tabletop painting.

Terminator Librarian, completed at last.
Deathwatch Sternguard Sergeant.
Speeders, primed and ready--to sit around
until I can find the time to look at them again.
I also went back to my battle damaged Captain/Company Master and am beginning to shade, highlight, and generally improve him.

A little hand-painted Dark Angels symbol action.
The start of his updated, battle-damaged, armor.
That's all for now, but I will be at Endgame in Oakland on Tuesday night, so hopefully I'll be able to put up a battle-report this week.

1 comment:

  1. Nice work on the Captain there! The free hand symbol looks amazing.