Many of us are trying to balance our hobby time with the pressures of real world life. One of the biggest pressures, for me anyway, is finding time to paint and play while also looking after two little girls with my wife. Having hobby time is important though, it keeps me connected to the community and it gives me a way of unwinding from the day of screaming and nappy changes. So here are my 5 top tips on how to get some painting time in.
“I’ve just had this thunk, its a big chunk of thinking, a “thunk””…Bob from dinopaws
So this is a follow up article to the previous on the AoS skirmish game. Jimmi and Myself had a quick game of it last week, pitting the forces of Death against the might of the Stormcast externals. We played the fog of war battle plan from the main rule book. In this game our forces are distributed randomly across the battle field and line of sight is limited.
Recently I have got my grubby hands on some 10mm MDF Terrain from Laser Cut Architect. I have been trying to find some decent 10mm terrain for ages for Spartan Games Firestorm: Planetfall in the dastardly hopes that a nice looking table to play on will sway Jimmi and John to stick with it. Most of the kits on the interwebs are of large skyscrapers and wot not, mostly I suspect to support Dropzone Commander. I wanted to move away from a city scene to a more outback environment, so I was very happy to stumble upon Laser Cut Architect from a post on Facebook. LCA are a relatively new company based in Chesterfield, UK which is conveniently close to where I live and they have made MDF terrain for many settings which now also includes Shadow War Armageddon but more importantly for me, a good range of 10mm non-city buildings.
A couple of months ago I was feeling pretty flush for cash so I treated myself to a paint set from Vallejo. It didn’t hurt that the set was on offer at Element Games with a whopping £40 off (I’m not being paid by them for this by the way, just reporting the situation as it was, and still is as of time of writing!)
A few days later my set arrived, and now that I’ve had time to get lots of use from it, I’m ready to tell you Wot I Think.
Lovely title here to discuss a quick way of painting the featuring boils that adorne our models. It’s moments like this you begin to realise how bizarrely fantastic our hobby can be at times. Anyway on with the show and as always when looking at how best to paint something the easiest way is to observe how it looks in reality. Now you may have your own fine collection of scabby blisters or have child covered in the pox from which to draw inspiration but otherwise it may on reflection be a bit tricky to follow this rule in this situation. People tend to get quite upset if you stare at their scabby bits and i wouldnt advise you taking a stroll through your local infectious diseases ward. However inspiration is but a quick google search away and use of online resources like the wonderful DermnetNZ can provide for all your colourful pox picture needs (please don’t use to self diagnose or if of a hypercondriachal disposition!) (lol Ed).
“Spasms of pain reverberated up and down his spine and jolted his consciousness back into being. Memories flooded into view drowning him in images. There had been an explosion, a bright white ball of light and pressure that had blown him off his feet and into the sprawling wreckage of the promethium factory.