Well, I haven’t been here for a while.
But here’s an update! Just finished Warhammer 40k commission for my friend.
It’s Tyranid Scythed Hierodule from Forge World, hand-painted with Citadel paints.
I was supposed to make it look easy to copy for my friend.
I have a few started/ready to paint figures, but somehow I can’t make myself into mood to make any. I get distracted way too easily, can’t find enough time to just sit and paint without breaks, or my neck starts to hurt. Soon™.
I’m often getting distracted when I’m painting kits. This results in paints getting dry and wasted (since I’m using acrylics, which dries fast).
Once I’ve been browsing net for reference pics and I’ve found this idea on someone else’s blog. It turns out you can buy such wet palette, but since I’m broke – I decided to make my own.
Here’s short comic about that.
As you could’ve notice – I’m quite inactive recently. So let’s say it straight first:
I didn’t drop GK building as a hobby, don’t worry about that 🙂
In my job, my workplace wasn’t really healthy – I’ve been spending 8 hours a day in pretty bad position while working on PC (our desks and screens have been really low situated). And after half year of work I started to feel dizzy more and more often. I thought it was neurosis-related issue (bosses were toxic as hell), but my doc told me to check up, if it isn’t something more serious. After series of examinations (which my employer didn’t like, though I still did my chores on time) it turned out my neck spine isn’t perfectly fine.
Degenerative disc disease.
What it means – I can’t keep my head tilting. Not at all. Because in pretty short period of time it causes me being dizzy. Which makes me uncomfortable while cleaning, cooking and doing other everyday stuff. AND it made drawing and GK building pretty troublesome.
I’ve got bunch of exercises from physiotherapist, so it’s little better now, but damage is done.
I’m slowly rebuilding my whole workspace to be less troublemaking for my spine. So far it’s great, I can do almost everything I used to do before. Except GKs. Not yet.
Though I’m really looking forward it.
Hopefully soon 🙂
Because E’s contest is still running (due to rules, I can’t show my entry before certain date) and I had small vacation recently, I don’t have much to show you. But, since I was asked to show pics of my cast, after I left it 3/10 rating, I’ve decided to share them with you.
Maybe I expected too much, but in my opinion it’s one of the worst kits I’ve bought at E (Pirotess was the worst. Unfortunately, I didn’t know that back then and gave quite high rating. Maybe something changed in this matter, since I bought her years ago). Or at least the worst Antihero I’ve got.
Looking at this kit and each part makes me want to put her away and never look back.
That’s probably because I was REALLY looking forward to get this kit.
I’ve paid US$ 85.31 in total for her (Price: US$ 56.02 | Shipping Price: US$ 27.29 (+ US$ 2.00)) and while I bought and pre-paid her, she was 11.69$ cheaper, because they’ve raised shipping cost later (which I had to pay, obviously).
For such price, I demand higher quality. Small parts and crystal parts makes me want to cry. On one of pics you can see part of skirt from Raqel Gothic compared to Olivia’s clear parts. They were misty, not really clear and still sanded by workshop. Small parts have large tabs making them harder to remove. I’ve tried to show how her skirt parts doesn’t fit and while trying I managed to break one skirt part (trust me, I really tried to be delicate). Also, looking at her hair… Just ugh. A lot of work ahead of me.
It’s not like I’m only bashing their casts. For example, if you’re having spare cash – you should get their Naruga X Hunter. It’s great, large kit, well casted without fitting issues. Just large tabs, which is usual for E.
Hopefully I’ll be able to show some real WIP soon.