07 January 2016
Back in the Saddle Again
I finally grabbed a few hours today to paint! As much as I need to wrap up some painting for others, I really needed to do something for myself (fun, no pressure, etc.) to de-stress a bit. Plus, I really didn't have that much time, so it was speed painting rather than nice detailed painting.
I painted up a small unit of skeleton guard (old 4th ed. Citadel wights.) Not as good looking or dynamic as the Warmachine Bane Thralls I used on my first unit of skeleton guard, but they have a certain retro-charm. Plus I got them in a trade for some other old figures, which is more agreeable with my limited gaming finances.
I wanted to use the old plastic high elf kite/heater (something in-between?) shields, but only have a few. I tried making my own by cutting thin polystyrene sheet to shape, heating it up a bit, then bending it around a wooden dowel. After they cooled, I did a bit of sanding. They're not perfect, but the look close enough on these figures. Below is a photo of my first test-piece, before I sanded it, shown next to an original GW plastic one.