sexta-feira, 19 de julho de 2013

Giveaway prise and goblins almost done

That's right, I won one of the giveaways (the 2nd) from Tempos Medievais and got myself an English army!
This is a mixed lot, with figures from Italeri's boxes English Knights and Archers and also The Knights and Zvezda's English Knights of the 100 year war! Lucky me!

Now I'll think about what I am going to do with them! Keep the all army together, or make them join the other 2 armies I have? hum...

Meanwhile, the Goblins are slowly coming to an end! I guess they only need some wash(es) and proper bases.

quinta-feira, 11 de julho de 2013

Moria Goblins from GW - WiP

That's right, a new project on the table!
This is only a first look, as I've just started painting these Goblins and I needed a place for the pictures...

The sequence: primer (over older painting - yes, I know, not wise) which, for that reason, smoothed some details.

 Base: green. I don't have the array of colours sugested by Citadel (I saw a tutorial in the web) so I started with another green. I don't even like them green!
 A brownish wash. Better...
 Other brownish (should have been) wash but it was too strong...

Anyway, I'm thinking about a drybrush of a light tone of skin...

Update 1 - July 15th
I did try the drybrush with Vallejo Basic Skintone. Maybe a too light tone, but worked for this stage. Some figures got better than others, but I think that in the end it will be ok. The armour also got a metal colour.
Next step... clothing?

terça-feira, 9 de julho de 2013

Another 2 giveaways

Again, a medieval army (don't know the side) for centuries XII - XIV...

You must be the 15th correct answer (I'm sure I was the first again! I hate this method! ;) )!

All you have to do is to register at the online store (this can be a downside for non-portuguese users) and answer the question "What is the year of the Royal Battle between Portugal and Castille?" The concept of "battle royal" may be different from the translation to Portuguese, I found it close enough but I am not sure. The original in Portuguese is "Batalha Real".

Anyway, it is a tricky question, but I will give a hint... like nowadays, early Spanish loved August in Portugal!

Second giveaway, click here:

BLMA's Millionth Pageview Givaway

1.000.000 !! WOW You can't get that many if you don't paint (and paint really good!), and I can compare: I added the counter about one year after starting the blog in the end of 2010, so I think that the real number, from the beginning would round about 12.000. Another 2 years (going back to the beginning of 2009) and would reach to 22.000. Let's make it 25.000 hits! Pretty far from a million!! Congrats, Big Lee!!

quinta-feira, 4 de julho de 2013

I didn't win that giveway but I have painted Helga... and Herr Flick!

That's right, somehow, I didn't win this time (was the first to answer) and the figures went to some lucky fellow!

Right, no Fallen Madonna With The Big Boobies but 2 minor conversions of YKREOL figures to get Helga and Herr Flick (well, close enough).

 I wanted some an individual base for the figures but again, I forgot to cut that extra that comes with the figure. So, to hide that bit, I made a almost circular base with miliput. Terrible!
 The uniform isn't quite what Helga used to wear... 
 Painted these stockings 3 times! 

Herr Flick! I couldn't make glasses for this guy even if my life depended on that!
 Terrible painting! I got the desired effect (that's why I don't redo the figure) but it got bubbles that I saw only  after taking the pictures!
 The gabardine is not quite like the one Flick used to wear...

terça-feira, 2 de julho de 2013

Medieval giveaway!

Running now!!
The creator of the rules for Tempos Medievais - for which I have painted those russians, if someone recalls (oh yeh, it's these guys on the top of the page!) - is giving away a muslim army 500 points strong, which means about 40 infantry figures, or 30 infantry and 5 cavalry... I don't know but I am running for it too! Oh, and it's 1/72 scale!

So, go there, register at the site and answer the question:

Which is the symbolic date of the muslim conquest of the Península Ibérica?

The 10th correct answer wins it!