So, I’ve been slacking recently. I don’t have any painting done. It’s ok though. I’ve been preparing for the Holiday break. See, I’ll be gone for about 2 weeks, and I plan on painting an army in that time. I’ll be taking my Cygnar models home for the holidays, and painting them up (or trying to).
|Poke ’em inna eye!
Over the past few days, I’ve been building my Cygnar force. I got to assemble the new(ish) plastic battlebox, and I gotta say, the models look pretty sweet. I replaced the rod in the Lancer’s uh… lance? with aluminum tube since the stock one was bent fairly badly. I still need to build rivets into it’s base, but otherwise it’s pretty plain. I know most weapons have some embellishments, but I just don’t have the confidence, nor time to do something fancy.
I may do something with the lance I may not. /sigh.
You’ll notice the shield arm is sticky-tac’d on. It’ll get glued after the body is painted – I don’t want to have to figure out how to get a brush in there…
I also magnetized the Heavy ‘jack. It’s from the battlebox, so I don’t have a Cyclone, but what I do have is…
Here’s a group shot of the finished Battlebox with the trusty Squire!
|Well, aren’t we snazzy?
I have bases drying for my ATGM
+ Dude and Stormblades + UA
+ Stormgunner. Aren’t they pretty?
They’re pretty simple. I fill in the gap with whatever I can (spare GS, the tabs I’ve cut off the models, etc) and then score the base with a nice sharp hobby knife. I cut my thumb twice, so if you’re looking to so it exactly how I did, keep that in mind. I then apply a liberal layer of straight Elmer’s White Glue
, and cover in a mix of three different ballasts. I’m using a blend of fine
in order to get a nice rocky rubble feel. Once that has had about 2 hours to semi-harden, I liberally coat the base with 50/50 glue and water. It helps seal the rocks together.
So, that’s what I’ve been working on. Also, my priest
is level 84, and growing. Yay for all the rested XP I got while I worked on models tonight. Time to do dailies before bed.
I leave you with the other Cygnar posterboy (He and Stryker did Abercrombie ads together, and use the same hair gel), the Journeyman Warcaster!
What are your Holiday hobby goals?