Inspired by some of the painted armies I saw and photographed at the Warhammer Fantasy event last weekend, I’ve been busy assembling and painting Wood Elf figures, including these “Sisters of the Thorn.”
These took a good deal of both time and patience to assemble, but it was just as well since the entire week of weather has been at least humid if not raining. Today I finally got them primed, and by happenstance I picked up the plastic base-plate of an 80’s vintage electric typewriter, one which I had pulled apart for parts and components, and I realized it would serve as a platform for spray painting and carrying figures out to the back of the apartment complex where I go to prime models. It certainly is more rigid and serves better as transport than the sections of corrugated cardboard I usually use. This is now officially designated as my model priming plate.
We hosted our first big miniatures event at the new FLGS on Saturday, June 14th.
Some of the pre-registered players didn’t make it, but we still had 16 players, a great even number of participants for a tournament. Our Tournament Organizer, Ben, presented a great set of guidelines, everyone was early, and the first round of games started on time by 11 am. We had started the morning with trouble finding the key and swapping some tables, but I brought coffee and Matt brought donuts from Knackals, so all was destined to turn out. Unfortunately, I had some other obligations cropping up to limit my participation–not unexpected–but I took as many pictures as I could when I was present.
There were some great models on the table we hadn’t seen before because we had players driving a couple hours to join us. And during the lunch break there was a painting contest by peers, and some of the displays looked great.
And, of course, games were played.
I’ve started painting my Wood Elven models for Warhammer, and I really like the forest dragon model, so I started with that one last night. Next step–I want to take it from looking like this:
…to looking something more like THIS: