Games & Gears Ichiban Studio Pro Line brushes Kickstarter 25/04

This Friday 25th April, Ichiban Studios, launches their new Pro line brushes, kickstarter.

Ichiban Painting Studio Games & Gears Kickstarter

This Kickstarter unlike many others you may encounter, has quite a short time from completion to delivery, which has been a problem for other kickstarters that can take over a year, if anything gets shipped. For those who get the early backer pledges, they will be shipping for June-July this year, and for a pro line, the price is quite reasonable.

These new brushes look really cool, check out the video below, and join me in supporting this.

So 4 months on, since trying to manage my painting schedule

On December 4th I posted this post [Mount up and move out. The enemy is that way… Productivity and the paint station] covering the use of Kanban. In particular the use of a free piece of software called ‘Kanban flow’ to help manage my hobby progress, because, you know, I would like to get my army completely painted.

Since then I have painted

So in 4 months I have painted 45 models (1588 pts without any upgrades), 3 of which were vehicles. Granted many of these, like the drones and the Renegade Guardsmen, were painted in batches so I could get through them quickly.

The process of Kanban has helped to visualise what I needed to do and what I had achieved. Though there were a few weeks where I lost motivation, it helped to be able to see the end of the tunnel.

Commander Farsight finished

Tonight I finished Commander Farsight and I am quite pleased with the results. Though I can see areas that with time as I learn new skills could be done better. I went over the sword again to tidy it up a bit more and then applied some weathering so that he fits into the rest of my ‘Dirty’ Tau.

Tau Commander Farsight

For your enjoyment, I also animated the shots so that you can see him all the way round.

Tau Commander Farsight animated

#miniaturemonday Continued progress on Commander Farsight

In the last week I have been working on my Tau Commander Farsight. As a certerpiece model, I really wanted to get it to a high standard, and as a result I tried out a few different techniques. Such as Pattern Tinting which I attempted by following a video by Chug from the wargamers consortium and more recently I came across this tweet by @cactusstudios1 that tempted me to re-do the sword.

Here’s my first attempt, I’m still not happy with it, but I didn’t expect to be as good as this guy on the first try.

Tau Commander Farsight sword WIP

Following this diversion, I will probably go back and tidy this up a bit, but I really only have the weathering to complete so I can put this guy to the side and start on the next thing. I really need to have something for my army’s heavy support section, I’m thinking some hammerheads might do the trick.

#WIPWednesday Tau Commander Farsight

There has been little progress since my last update on Monday. I have completed the base, and I have painted the Dawn blade with the base colours, it still needs edge highlighting and glitter points.

Also I have started work on the golden sections of the blade and armour. Fortunately with these parts done it is still looking promising for completion by next Monday.

Tau Commander Farsight WIP