Yesterday was busy enough, and I didn’t manage to scurry upstairs to my Nerd Kingdom until reasonably late in the evening. As such, my window was really quite short for hobby activities. Alas.
Thankfully, I find having quite a lot on the table at one time the ideal situation when time is limited. Indeed, it’s quite nice to have a pick of projects that I can dip into depending entirely on the amount of time available. I like to find natural stopping points before I put my brush down for the evening –I don’t know why, but it bothers me to walk away abruptly.
Anyway, my Raptors are my most pressing priority, so they were bound to get the most attention if possible. Last night then, I was able to put down a rough basecoat of Tin Bitz on the Raptors. This was a heavily thinned layer, and I needed some time for it to dry before I’d be able to touch the Raptors again.
While that dried, I revisited the verdigris Terminators (I’m rapidly approaching the moment when I need a name for these guys). I blocked in most of the colors that aren’t verdigris, focusing on black, red, and tan for skulls and the like. The black is the most particular and engaging step as edging the armor plating can be quite careful work.
Once that was sorted, I returned to the Raptors (who had dried completely), slapped on a quick highlight of Brazen Brass, then Brazen Brass with a very small bit of Chainmail mixed in. Finally, I mashed up my verdigris wash and smeared it all over the Raptors. So far, everything on this squad has been very, very quick work indeed, but time-consuming nonetheless because these first two steps require a pause for the paint/wash to dry. Once again, I’d found myself at a moment of pause when the Raptors needed a moment to dry before any further work could be done.
And so I stopped for the evening. It’d been a long enough day and I had some reading yet to do before it was all said and done… a perfect moment to set the brushes aside until my next opportunity.
Hopefully tonight. If so, you can expect a quick (unscheduled) post on Wednesday to document any/all of the progress.
Hobby: .75 hours
Blog: .75 hours
TOTAL HOURS THIS WEEK: 3.75