Long time no blog.
Its been well over a year since I posted anything here. I have been totally out of the Oldhammer 'thing' and many other 'things' besides. The reasons were manifold and irrelevant to this website but with the lockdown starting to drag and a sense of solidarity spreading through disprate grognards, I thought it apt to return.
I hadn't painted anything for some time. Looking past all the spam (and boy, there was a lot of it to clear from my last post about the Spined Dragon) I last tangled with a 'hairy wand' in March last year and that was to just blob a few dollops of green paint on a draconid and do a little restorative drybrushing. I wouldn't call that real painting...
So that takes me back to 'Kand-Meet' in February last year. A long time by anyone's standard. I endeavoured over the last few days to paint something up. This post is the sequel to that! As you can see, I chose a Foundry 'squig-hopper' figure given to me by Kev Adams. It had been lying around for a couple of years in a fruit bowl after the Goblinmaster himself produced it from a pocket at Salute along with some other odds and ends.
On a whim, I set to work. This proved to be a bit of a challenge as being in lockdown means you can't just pop out for new supplies. I managed to locate some of my old paints (some had dried, though not the '80s ones strangely enough) and a few battered brushes. Sitting in the sun, which also proved a challenge as the paint dries so fast on the palette, as my lamp is long gone I finished this tiny chap over a couple of days.
I hope you like him? I was worried that my skills would have declined over the time away but I found that miniature painting is much like riding a bicycle (or making love to a beautiful woman, if you recall the Fast Show) - you never forget! I have further figures on my to do pile and I hope to be able to share a few more of them in the days to come.
Until then. Stay at Home. Protect the NHS. Save Lives. And Paint Miniatures....