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What will you find here? Ramblings from an aging gamer-miniature painter. When I first started out in this hobby computers were in their infancy and finding other gamers could only be done by going to conventions or as in my case bumping into somebody who happened to see me reading "Panzer Leader" on the school bus. Look how far we have come! The internet has allowed our small community to be able to connect on a level I never dreamed of when I was but a small lad. What I do hope you will find here is something interesting from one wargamer/miniature painter to another. I paint miniatures somewhat decently, so I will be posting some pictures of my work, and perhaps a review or two of games and/or miniatures. Most of all this is just about having fun and anything I post here is meant to be for that reason.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

WIP: Necron Overlord!

Today I started work on a friend's Necron Overlord. I've painted, then sold or traded most of my collection away over the years (which had I kept it I wouldn't be having to paint everything up again), but this is the first commission work I've ever done. It makes me bloody nervous as well! After all this figure costs 28 US dollars (that's right, a piece of bloody plastic), and if I botch it up it looks like I will be buying a 28 dollar broke Necron Overlord! SOoooo..... you get my point.

This figure is simply put, a beautiful piece of work. Problem is it's bloody delicate as hell, and fiddly.  At first, when assembling it, that's how it felt to me. As I continued to put it together I saw how other parts would support some of the delicate parts, but just barely. Then I came to the Necron arm holding the orb and there was no way in hell this was not going to break off when touching it during a game. So I got my ole trusty pin vise out and pinned the arm together. I am also trying a new way to flock the bases, where they get flocked and painted before I paint the miniature. PVA glue and bits, we will see how that works for me. In the meantime tune in later this week. I hope to have the figure completed for showing.


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