If a journey of thousand miles begins with a single step; then the painting of a hundred miniatures begins with a single brush stroke. Time to start painting.
It's Painting Night
(and the feelings right, it's painting night, oh what a night)
It's a January Saturday night, and the wife is out of town at work, which means that right after the kids go to bed I can do a long paint session to start on my project of painting 100 dark ages miniatures; because I won't have to waste time pretending to listen to her talk while thinking about something else.
(Don't worry, she doesn't read the blog).
(IF you are reading this Sweets, it's just a joke. Of COURSE I am paying attention to every word you say)
Here is how the night goes:
8:30 and the last kid is tucked in. Spend 10 minutes just enjoying the quiet that is 3 children NOT talking. Maybe look at a wargame blog. Have a cup of coffee, otherwise I'll be asleep by 930.
8:40 - time for some quick chores just because it bothers me when their not done. Wash the dishes (because I don't like dirty dishes in the sink overnight), Sweep up the Zillion crumbs on the floor that the kids left (otherwise we get ants in the morning). Put out the garbage can fire in the kitchen.. that kind of stuff.
9:10 - Time to get serious now.
I also dug out my magnifier, because I can't paint anything without them, because looking at things up close goes all fuzzy.
My wife thinks I look good in these. We do a sexy roleplay where I am the dirty dentist and she is the single mom with a tooth ache and no dental insurance....
|I teased Keith over on the Bydand blog about posting pics of his family versus himself,|
so he posted a selfie just to satisfy me. I figured I owed him one in return.
Though this is not the first time this GORGEOUS face o' mine has graced the posts of this blog.
|JF of the Palouse blog did a post about his game room / hobby space set up|
and stated that I should share mine. This is my permanent painting / hobby area.
Literally in the corner of the house that is farthest away from anywhere people might wander.
It goes through tides of being messy (like in the middle of a project like Right Now) and being clean(er).
|That was a good movie wasn't it?|
And he looks just like me.
But Still, Progress is Made
|The only real trick to painting Dark Age warriors is to make the leg wraps|
NOT look like leg warmers.
|All good Saxon Thegns have Mustaches.|
|Everyone likes a good standard bearer.|
Too bad all I have is this one.
I'm sure he has a mustache under that chainmail face thingy..
|Everyone onto the movement tray (or as I say, the Big Battle Base).|
I already had the base done, so that doesn't count for nothing.