I've had two quiet months in a row now on the blog, and although it wasn't planned I often find gaming and painting takes a back seat in the summer as my life fills up with other things. This time the main culprit is the fact that I bought a second hand Xbox 360 which came with Skyrim, and I've got a little bit addicted to it, couple this with holidays, family stuff and a new role at work and I've found it difficult to find much spare time. All this aside I have painted a few bits over the last month or so...
First up we have this addition to the Eldar army for 40K, a squad of wraithblades, great models, not so sure about the rules, a mere one attack seems to limit their potential. I tried a bit of an experiment with the energy shields and gave them a coat of gloss varnish , I think it works.
This is a bit of a random LOTR figure I dug out from the pile, mainly because I wanted a Legolas for my Hobbit collection, but didn't want to pay the price of the new one, this one does the job nicely.
Next we have one of the new dwarf Gyrobombers for my warhammer fantasy dwarf army. It's not a bad piece at all but I was a bit disappointed when the new Dwarf book came out that the dwarves didn't get one of the really big impressive kits that absolutely every other release seems to come with at the moment, where's my dirigible GW? having had that little moan overall I'm pleased with the new book, nothing radically changed, but lots of little tweaks that make the army that little bit more competitive and also fun to play with.
This is what I really want!
The Gyrobomber was a pain to paint with lots of intertwining runic decoration, and another big thing for me was that this was the first time I'd seem a new style GW flying base with round attacher. You wouldn't believe how happy I was when I first saw this piece of plastic tumble out of the box!
The joy this piece of plastic bought me is indescribable
Finally we have the last two mercenaries that came with my first deadzone package, the forge father woman Freya and the psychotic Judwan assassin Wrath. They're probably the worst models out of the set, which is why I left them till last. The second package from the deadzone kickstarter is due soon and I'm definitely looking forward to it.