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Friday, 12 December 2014

Lil' Snickit

My last post revealed I'm looking to strip old lead instead of buying up large swathes of old lead.

This is because I need to save a few pennies,

Why?

Well, I'm, exceedingly pleased to announce it's because the first Lil' Snickit is on the way, due to arrive at the the end of May/beginning of June - YAY!

To this end I have decided it's time to crack on with at least one of the multitude of projects I have planned but not started. With about 6 months lefts I've decided to prioritise my 4th Edition High Elves. I'm going to strip what I have at the moment and start again as the paint scheme I'd started recently (when I say recently, I mean in the last 5 years........) takes far too long so I've decided to go for something a lot quicker.

I'm going back to basics, a white undercoat (black is more effective but takes longer to get right) and a simple silver, white and blue colour scheme and an Army Painter Soft Tone Quick Shade Ink (not the dip, tried it, didn't like it). I will freely admit that this is not going to produce a Golden Daemon standard army but it'll make something I'm happy to game with.

I'm giving myself the 6 months and see how far I get.......................................... before I get distracted by another project................................ probably in a week or so.....................................

18 comments:

  1. Congratulations Dude, It'll change your life!

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  2. Fabulous news! Congratulations to you both. Colin's right - you'll never be the same again.

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    1. Cheers Matey, gonna be a big adjustment!

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  3. Gratz mate, not sure I wanted to click something stated as ''Lil Snicket'' though... lol

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    1. However, you did, says a lot about you mate!

      Thank you

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    2. Yeah I was hoping for some strange ;)

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    3. If it semi-originates from Snickits loins it's going to be at least semi-strange so Chico weren't entirely wrong.

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    4. Cheers Mon Bruv..............

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  4. Congrats to you mate. I've used the quick shade inks a lot and have found: dilute them 1 part water to 5 parts soft tone for flesh and wood tones and 2 parts water to dark tone for metallics. For dark blue cloth you should be able to lay on dark tone straight up. I also use them as the last step so any highlighting or semi glazes should be done first. That's it. Go high elves! My favourite!

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    1. Cheers Dude, appreciate the advice, watch this space and we'll how far I get with the pointy ears!

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  5. Fantastic news! Congrats to you and Mrs Snicket. Now get painting! (Yes, I'm a hypocrit)

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    1. Cheers Dude, need to sort out a gaming night in celebration (yeah, it's an excuse for some gaming but it's as good a reason as any!)

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  6. Congratulations, very good news. I also congratulate on your fine choice to work on those beautiful 4th ed High Elves. It was 4th/5th era High Elves that got me into playing with toy soldiers.

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    1. Cheers Buddy!

      I've had about 3 different 4th Edition High Elf Armies so far but this will hopefully be the one that sticks around and I get a decent number of games in with!

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  7. Big congrats man! Best crack on with those projects while you still can ;)

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    1. Pretty much dude.

      Not got much spraying time in the next couple of weeks so been getting some stuff preped, hopefully be able to get a unit done this week!

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