View Full Version : Deakor's Log of Projects...LoTR, 40K, WHFB...(or Deakor's Log of Indecision)

12-12-2007, 02:02
Greetings and salutations!

I've realized that attempting a project log on any one individual project that I start is doomed to failure because I have a tendency to jump from project to project depending on my mood, the time of the day, and (most frequently) whatever army/system has struck my fancy most recently.

As such, I'm going to start a log to show the many things that I am working on/plan to be working on in the near future.

I'm terrible about finding time to paint, so updates will be sporadic at best...all apologies in advance.

First up, then!

My daughter (age: two and a half) has taken an interest in my hobby. She likes to come into my office and look at the things I'm working on (once commenting "Daddy, I like the red ones" regarding my Blood Angels). Anyway, I struck on the idea of asking her if she'd like me to paint her a model. She said yes (rather emphatically) and told me she wanted a model "with a horsey."

With that in mind, she accompanied me to my friendly neighborhood GW where I allowed her to select whatever model she wanted (within reason of course; somehow I thought the wife might object if she came home saying "Blood for the Blood God!" so we avoided the Chaos sections of the store).

She selected a box of Riders of Rohan. I had never painted a LoTR model before (though I have some Rangers of Arnor kicking around I might try and get to in the coming year) so it seemed like it would be a fun project to get started on.

I promised her I'd finish her model before painting anything else so that I'd have some motivation.

Long story short, the model is done and ready to be shown!

The pics (apologies for the subpar quality):





My thoughts:

I'm very pleased with the horse. It is the first horse I've done and I think it turned out pretty well overall. I'm also pretty happy with the highlights on the Rider's cloak though they are difficult to see in these shots.

I'm not happy with the shield...at all. Quite frankly I think it sucks. The paint was too thick and I was too sloppy. It started with a less than stellar undercoat and only went downhill from there. I'm disappointed in myself that I didn't do a better job on such an obvious part of the model but at this point I think the proverbial horse is out of the barn and any attempts I make to "fix" the shield stand a bigger chance of messing it up further.

The face also leaves a lot to be desired...I probably struggle with faces/skin more than anything else and its something I really need to work on.

Anyway, I've blabbered on long enough...any thoughts/C&C/etc.?

Thanks in advance!


Future projects that may in all likelihood appear in this space!

- Space Marines: Guardians of the Covenant
- IG Armored Company (somehow I decided that I couldn't live without the Emperor's Fist Tank Company...)
- WHFB army (or parts thereof): I have High Elves and Brets sitting around needing some attention and for some reason the Empire is calling to me.

04-03-2008, 10:22
Very clean painting!
waiting to see more :)