Hi, Neil of Orange here,
After getting on with some fire painting in my last post I was in the mood to do some more. I dug out my Malifaux Death Marshalls that have been patiently waiting for their moment on the painting table. I say waiting on the table, but really these guys are precariously balanced and spent a lot of time tumbling on to the floor. Transporting them is going to be fun I can already tell.
Knights have been around for three decades in the Warhammer 40,000 universe and until this week their background material has been quite thin. An article in White Dwarf 126 and some basic information in the classic Epic supplements. Graham McNeil brought them back into the mainstream with the Knights of Taranis in the Horus Heresy novel, Mechanicum (6 years ago!).
Last week I announced I have undertaken the challenge of sticking my wargaming to a budget. The basic idea is to 'reward' the playing of games by allowing a budget to that game (or army) towards or afterwards. This both encourages me to play games with what I have so that money spent is being made use of, and to invest in the games I play more frequently as a way of rewarding those I enjoy. As it stands, I always spend more on games like 40k, but play many more games like ST:AW, on which I spend far less.
Neil of Orange here with a hobby update. I've been playing with various fire effects recently, for two different styles.
I did some internet research and found an excellent 2 part tutorial from hot-lead.org, you can find Part 1 and Part 2 here. I was planning a very traditional fire effect initially so this was perfect and I was even using Reaper minis too. My Bones kickstarter bundle came with a huge fire elemental and I managed to find a second so I had a pair of the monsters to paint. These chaps are destined for my Kings of War Forces of Nature army but I sadly wasn't happy with the translucent red they came in.
I see articles with a similar topic quite often, but have never really taken the time to read them. I’ve never been that motivated to apply myself a budget or even share my budgeting ideas, because I’ve always simply made do. However, I am now working on an idea and challenge to apply a different kind of budget.
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