|The "finished" article|
The end of 2013....
|Just with technical paint & basecoat|
I'll recap the year and make some plans for the upcoming year later in the week.
For now, it's a quick one as I feel NYE is all about friends.. the wife and I are off to spend the afternoon/night with friends but this morning I've been free to model to my little heart's content.
What have I been doing...?
I'm taking the Farsight Bomb to Caledonian Uprising on Jan 18/19th - just a few weeks away.
Now, I thought about a balanced list, then thought fuck it, let's have some crazy fun!
In order that I don't feel quite as much of a c....dick, I am putting effort into updating the army.
All the models are already painted, so it's a question of upgrading everything - adding detail, weathering and basing.
|Hmmm...may need to zoom in!|
|Looks decent, but lots more to do!|
Whilst I waited for various bits to dry I took the opportunity to begin the tedious, yet rewarding, task of weathering via chipping the paint job on the first of 3 Skyrays.
It looks quite effective, however.. there is much more that still needs to be done.
I also tried out hairspray as an adhesive/fixer for the pigments/powders. This was risky as I did it after I had constructed, painted, weathered, powdered and washed the bases... It could have completely ballsed it up!
As it stands, it looks ok. I felt the hairspray was a little heavy for the powders and kinda blew it all away or melted it into the base.. I ended up reapplying the lightest (in colour I mean) layers of powder again whilst the hairspray was still damp to use as a glue.
Overall, I am quite pleased with the basing...I feel they add an extra layer of detail to the army and to the focus of it - the Bomb.
The drones all need something similar, but for now they will stay clear plastic flying bases. I'd like to rebuild a few of the crisis suits to make them look cooler - my Tau are all pretty god damn old now.. and were built when I hadn't developed my hobby skills - no magnets, no altered poses...some very ugly feet incongruously posed... However, the beauty of this list and this army is that I actually DON'T NEED to do ANYTHING! WHoot! It is ready and could rock up to the tournament tomorrow if needed.... I find this is actually a really nice way to enter a tournament... with no pressure to build or paint anything.
This leaves me with the freedom to dabble and play a little bit with what I feel like doing, rather than rushing the models and rocking 3 colour minimum...
Anyway, I'm signing off - 2013 you've been good. Keep it real peeps, have fun tonight but be safe and remember... don't be a fool, wrap your tool... write that down.