Still, today was another good day. Woke up two hours early (that's about 03:15, or what I used to call "bed-time" rather than "wakey-time") and couldn't get back to sleep. So I had a nice early start. Finished loads of mini's (including the Black Knights), made a good start on others and even had time to sit down before lunch and start conversion work on a Slaaneshi Chaos Pact Blood Bowl team. There's no particular rush to get this team ready, as it'll be arriving in batches over the next month or two. But I started kit-bashing and even (gasp) some basic sculpting on a (now) mushroom munching troll and the team's Minotaur. Look out for pics of those tomorrow.
This afternoon was spent (in part) prepping another Battletech commission and carrying compost home from the shop. Yes. Compost. Bit of a non sequitor (or however you spell it) but there you go.
Anyway, first up, here's that Dreadnought you should have seen a pic of yesterday. I've probably said this before, but someone at Mongoose really needs to sit down with their sculptors and mould-makers to explain this whole centre of gravity thing. It's dead simple: the exact mid-point of a mini is not necessarily the best place to put the flying-base hole. Especially not with ruddy great engines like these stuck on it's back. I had to drill another hole a good 15mm aft of where those numpties had put it just to stop the Dreadnaught from taking a nose dive.
Finally, we've got some Black Knights. These are actually old Grenadier releases for their short-lived Fantasy Warriors range way, way back. The moulds have had about a dozen owners since then, but going by the stamps on the bases there are the real originals. Painted up as black-armoured knights for War of the Roses style gaming. I've done something a little different with the bases this time, and gone for a boggy, marshy theme. Just about every little old town or village in England has a patch of farmland or waste ground known locally as "bloody meadow", generally because it's the bog the losing faction in some medieval skirmish got massacred in when they couldn't struggle through the soft ground in their heavy armour. That should tell you something about these lads: they're not planning on being the ones to run away. Scary thought.
Right, tomorrow I'll post up some pictures of those Panzer II's, the Blood Bowl conversions and probably a Battlemech WIP shot depending on how far along we get with them. Don't want to put up too much in one post though. I want to keep a few photographs back for those days that are mostly spent prepping or taking care of paperwork.