Wednesday, 18 February 2015
From MartinC - The Iron Hand of Mars (65 points)
Earlier in the Challenge I found some long forgotten Dwarf Legionaries which I loved. I found some more at Black Tree Design and purchased these 12. However BTD have had some logistic issues due to sales and flu, so they took 6 weeks to come. They arrived last weekend, with an apology, and are great, will definitely go back to buy more from them.
These are the Iron Hand of Mars (maybe it should Odin, named after the Lindsey Davis book about the hen-pecked Roman detective Marcu Didius Falco.
I've really got my new painting style moving forward now. Grey primer, much thinner paints and several coats. Still need to improve the technique as paints are often too thin, too thick or the washes just looked blocked but at least they look smoother and more detailed. Practice practice practice.
Bases are painted with thinned down PVA and poster paint, dipped in beach sand and then sealed with thinned down PVA, standard stuff for you lot but pretty new for me.
The next figure is from Hasslefree, also came on Saturday as part of my bonus submission purchase - I got 4 pacels on Saturday and it's not my birthday until Thursday. Recently there has been a conversation between Curt and Tamsin regarding 1/2 nekid women as opposed the muscle bound space marines on display. So her she is, an unusually buff, half nekid dwarf berserker(ess?, ix?, ice?). What is the feminine of besrerker, is there one, should there be one?
Is love and kisses the obligatory sign off to Curt now?
Only if you mean it. :)
Great work Martin - it's been wonderful to watch your progress with the brush over the past few months. I'm both delighted and humbled to have the Challenge serve as a catalyst for a hobbyist's work.
I'm always a bit surprised when I see these Dwarven Roman Legionaries. I really shouldn't be as the stout little buggers are in sci-fi as well (or, well, they were - poor old Stunties).
The Berserktrix is fabulous. I quite like her side-stubble (and, yes, the side boobs as well). Nonetheless, I think you need to give her some wicked woad tattoos and a few stripes down her trousers to make her completely badass.
Finally, I see that you've bashed through your second points target of 2K - congratulations!! Now, keep up the steam to 2500, I know you can do it.
Well done Martin!