Entry 44: A New Hope…

It has been longer then I expected since adding a new post, I’m sorry. Not just to you, the potential reader, but to myself as well. What happened? Where have the entries been?

In short I put off my plan, I skipped a day and it turned into 8+ months of not posting. I have painted a bit in the meantime, but for some reason I just never came back to logging my work. I have been working on a number of personal projects and unfortunately I lost focus. I made great leaps in other areas, but one of the things I really enjoyed was seeing my obscure and unknown little piece of the internet slowly grow with thoughtful posts and a small accumulation of personal work.

One of the things I love about the new year is the chance to start over. Although there is no real tangible difference from one year to another, the arbitrary standard of a new year presents the apparent ability to start fresh. That is exactly what I intend to do! I have set my goal at a much more tempered pace, a friend made a closed Facebook Group that the goal is to submit a finished miniature every week. My goal last year I had settled on was too ambitious to finish a Miniature every day despite doing it for a month and half straight. But I think the weekly goal is good to put me into a regular routine. It is nearing the end of the first week and so without further delay the first weeks work.

They aren’t fancy, but they were fun. These are some scatter terrain from the Mantic terrain line. I found when reflecting on my work from last year. I really enjoyed the free-flow painting style I worked with on previous scatter terrain. So I figure I won’t overly commit, and just grabbed a few pieces to work on. The painting scheme is:

  • Base coat with Eshin Gray
  • Dry brush Administratum Grey (heavier on top)
  • Drybrush  Bleached Bone highlight (exclusively near top)
  • Agrax Earthshade Wash (mostly on bottom)
  • Minor use of Stirland Mud (adding wear pattern)
  • Small addition of Nihilakh Oxide (for corroded effect and extra color)

In the last photo you can see I also advanced a little on a previous project not shown my Forgeworld Eldar Khaine. I am trying to find my stride again, and I intend to paint at least a new model every week, here’s to new beginnings!

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