I used the time around christmas to polish the website a bit. The preview pics I used until recently were rather small and showed only a small section of the actual image, so I redid all of the preview pictures on the mini pages. Updated the category pages, too, to get more of a gallery feeling.
Additionally I added a painting timeline where I list everything I paint:
While going through lots of old photos I found some photos of terrain elements from June and July 2010 which I forgot to add to the page. Fixed that:
I ran into some troubles with the menu of this blog and decided to do some updates and fixes to the site. Most of the stuff was behind-the-scenes tech updates but while working on the pages I decided to also do some minor restructuring.
An overwhelming number of spam comments forced me to add a captcha plugin to the comments. Up to 100 spam comments per day are not funny.
In addition to the technical updated I also updated every single mini page and added some background info for each mini and the name of the sculptor. Sadly I have no idea who sculpted most of the Privateer Press and Super Dungeon Explore minis. If you happen to know a sculptor for a mini, please let me know in the comments.
Late last year my trusted mini display cabinet broke down. Luckily only the lower three shelves were affected, but nevertheless over one hundred minis took a serious fall.
Most of my painting time has since been spent restoring those minis, and about 30 still need major work.
I have been working on some new stuff, too, which I hope to be able to post soon.
Since the release of the new plastic Warjacks from Privateer Press I’ve wanted to try out one of the Khador heavy kits. I’m rather skeptic about the models as I’m not a huge fan of plastic. Additionally I don’t really like the changes in the Khador chassis.
On the other hand plastic models generally assemble with less effort and are way easier to pose and modify.
I’ve chosen Torch as my first Khador plastic jack.
Khador Torch Concept by Chris Walton
Next up will be a Khador warcaster – Zerkova.
I really like the concept of the character but I’m not too much of a fan of the model. Maybe some conversions will help…
My original plan was to start with the Khador Conquest as soon as the Gun Carriage was completed, but after finishing the Gun Carriage I’m not in the mood to continue with the next large scale resin model.
Instead of the Conquest I’ve decided to select Zeeona from Studio McVey as my next project.
My next project is the Khador Gun Carriage from Privateer Press. The boxed mini has been sitting around on a shelf for over a year now and it is time that it gets some attention.
The first impression after opening the box is that it will take a lot of work. I hope it will be finished till the release of the Khador Conquest at the end of the month, but I’m not very optimistic about that.
Khador Gun Carriage Concept by Chris Walton
After finishing the Super Dungeon Explore Hero minis I’ll return to something more traditional (for me) – terrain.
I got my hands on the first three minis from Mannikin Studios series of fae trees based on the artworks of Arthur Rackham for Grimm’s Fairy Tales.
I’ll put these on some 40mm bases and paint them as part of my modular forest terrain.
Illustration from Grimm’s Fairy Tales
After four years and constant growth it seemed to be time to revamp my website and introduce some social elements. This is the result.
Some time has passed since the last update of my old page. I’ve been painting the Super Dungeon Explore hero minis since then and will start to publish them here when the pictures are ready.
Thanks for your visit and I hope you like the new site.