Sunday, April 15, 2012

The goat is behind door number three!

OK - If you don't get the title and your geekdom enjoys the occasional stroll down nerd lane - look up "The Monty Hall Problem". There is a nice youtube video.

So doors and other dungeon accessories from the FS series (mostly) have come off my paint table this week.  They match the dungeon tiles set.

I need to retake several individual pictures with the remote cable as the smaller pieces were hard to focus and came out a bit blurred - here are the ones that didn't::

I'm heading to Adepticon on Thursady. I will be there all weekend in the role of staff photographer. Stop me and say hello if you are there. I'll be the guy with the camera and "Caius" on my name badge.  Cheers.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

April 1st - Surprised Demon

It's April - Three months into the year and my count is 32 finished out of 100 for the year (counting the double tiles). And I have about that many again based and started.

This guy has been on my workbench for well over a year - finally got the eyes where I wanted them.

FF1 The Fiend - He looks very surprised to me - maybe the victim of a April fools prank?

Also finished - Or perhaps a better term is abandoned since this guy is not the best sculpt and a pain in the butt to paint - FS11-1 Hunchback Beggar on Crutch.

Finally for this week - I added base details to the two FF7-1 death worms - Aren't they cute?

Cheers all - and Happy Spring


Sunday, March 25, 2012

This counts as February

This counts as February - They were finished but I had to wait for an order of Testors "Figure Flat" (Floquil Dullcoat to you aged ones). I was all out and, despite trying some other locally available brands, am yet to find an acceptable substitute.

I spent the first couple of months this year painting a couple of matching sets of the Citadel FS series dungeon tiles. The trapdoors, rats, bugs, eggs, sleeping dog, etc etc.  All in all there are 17 (16 different since the large trap doors came in a pack of two).

Looking at the pictures (its always interesting to see ones work brightly illuminated and magnified) I may go back and ink some more irregularity to the cobblestones.

With a few extras my count for February 2012 is 23/100 (is that cheating?)

Since we are into March and my Blogging regularity is pathetic Here are a couple more from last week (almost fished - they need some sticks and leaves and some highlights on the flagstones)

FF7-1 + Variant


Monday, January 30, 2012

January 2012

Looks like i'm off to a slow start (to much real life stuff going on). To meet this years goal I need to paint an average of 8 figures a month. In January I got lots started but only four done. I'm working on a full set of the FS dungeon tiles. There are 16 so as long as I get them all done in February I'll be on track.

Since I don't have any pictures yet I'll go with something of a cop out and show some pictures of my work space and figure storage system:

Most of my figures are stored in plastic trays used by jewelers. They are inexpensive (couple of bucks each) and come with a variety of available insert compartment trays or foam (also very inexpensive). I get them from