Sunday, August 30, 2015

Guild Ball - The Fishermen's Guild

Session 18.  And I'm spent.



I decided not to do the eyes.  It's the difference in motivation level between painting a squad to play games with, or painting an individual miniature.  I'm very satisfied with the former.  The latter is just beyond my motivation level.  The cost is to fall short of really impressing the judges at the Capital Palette.  But that's OK.  As a gamer painter, there's only so much I'm willing to do.  After all,  Roman, Raffa, and Justin have seen the world's best.  I'll be happy to help fill the cabinets with some cool-looking minis which can at least help give a good representation of the Mid-Atlantic region.

So 18 painting sessions, plus around 4 for prep.  22 x 110 minutes = 40 hours and 20 minutes.  A full work-week.  Less than an 8-hour day per miniature, from scratch to finish.  Sounds about right.

Ready to play Guild Ball!

12 comments:

  1. Thanks, Chris! I'm looking forward to trying out the game with you. Now I just need to assemble The Butchers crew!

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  2. These are top of the line Mike. You need not worry about impressing anyone. Sometimes I think you need to remember that you are the one setting the bar for a lot of us.

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    1. Thank you, John. That's very generous to say.

      I'm sure you know how it is. When cramming for a competition, all of the shortcuts you took are glaringly obvious to you. That, and the fact that I had ambitions for at least 3 or 4 other entries! Those two things combined, I just have the feeling that I wish I had accomplished more, since it's such a rare opportunity to show something to Roman and Raffa. However, I have the consolation that I'm bringing some older work 'For Display Only' to show to them.

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    2. I know what you mean. I am brining a few things to put on display, knowing that they are a bit behind the curve, but because I just like them. I love the otter by the way. If you could get a dozen of those and pose them differently it would be really cool.

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  3. I'm looking forward to seeing these in person next weekend. I've always been more impressed with your figures on display than I have with the photos. Not to say you don't take great photos of your figures....

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    1. Better in person, but great in photos is not a bad combo. I skimp on photos and it shows!

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  4. They look spectacular! Gonna take my ques from you!

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    1. Thank you! Be sure to point me to some pics, when you finish. I'd love to see your interpretation.

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  5. They are amazing!!! Would you mind describing how did you do the bases?

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    1. Thank you! I greatly appreciate the kind words.

      I used the resin inserts that came with the Kickstarter, and I used Milliput to fill in the gaps. Then I used Woodlands Scenic Realistic Water for the water effects. I mixed in a little bit of ink to give it its aqua color.

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