Hail, and well met!
Did you ever bite off more than you can chew? This week has made for slow progress on the painting front, but some progress nonetheless. The Venatrix herself has had some base colours applied, but I am avoiding the temptation to rush her, as I’m planning to push myself with some challenging techniques. Especially given how high the bar has been raised by the progress of my fellow Aaronoriumites!
Though not quite finished, the Aetherwings are starting to approach the finish line. I’ve really enjoyed getting back into a rhythm with painting, and although hobby opportunities have been a bit infrequent at times, making progress on these two has inspired me to keep up my momentum:
Still a bit of work to do on the bases/scroll-pennants but I’m happy with the direction they’re going. I’ve also managed to come up with a scheme for the Knight Venatrix’s Star Eagle, planning to invert the scheme from the Aetherwings. The Knight herself will effectively be a variant on this scheme:
I’m also toying with some last minute conversion ideas, going back and forth between adding a bowstring, as above, or going with more of an arcane bolt of an arrow…
One that note, I’ve gone back to the drawing board on my realmgate project, and am planning on foregoing the traditional mysterious tendrils of eldritch glowy magic that are found on the edges of the portal for some actinic bolts of lightning striking from the realmgate out toward the surrounding base. This is proving tricky, but if it comes together it’ll be totally worth it.
Balancing a hobby project around real life work and family commitments is always tricky, but I’ve also been pleasantly surprised how relaxing it’s been when I actually sit down and put paint to mini. Having spent ages planning and imagining a project, to actually see miniatures moving from sprue, to painting table, to having an actual paint scheme has been a weirdly rewarding experience. As one of our gaming group’s resident slowest painters I’m gradually unlearning the bad habits that have held me back, but if anyone has any useful hints and tips on how to maintain decent hobby momentum please let me know in the comments below!