Thursday, 4 January 2018

Garruk's Reavers! And A Return to Blogging...

Blogging... I haven't heard that name in a while...

Hello again dear readers!



Well, that is if I have any left after my rather long hiatus away from posting! A lot has happened in my life in the space of time since my last post. I have been working very hard to publish papers and get my thesis written up for one thing, and I have also had a wedding to plan... and actually get married!

Me and my (now) wife, Serena, tied the knot on the 27th of December 2017 and we are both very happy :). 

Between work, future job hunting,  marriage and spending time with Serena I have't had as much time to put into the hobby. So out of all my hobby outlets, it was blogging that suffered. However I have been very busy bustling away in the background painting miniatures for myself and others. So I have plenty to show you!

I am aiming to get slowly back into blogging with some drip feed regular content. For now I am aiming to post on a Monday and Thursday and then I will add extra posts as and when I can. Hopefully there will still be something to interest many of you, though I have resigned myself to the blog viewership and traffic being of a considerably reduced size.

Anyway, that's enough of my excuses for being absent!

Recently I acquired the Shadespire and as a break from my other projects and in a bid to do some overdue practise on skin tones, I painted Garruk's Reavers. Here's some close up pictures of them mostly finished!


















These guys were painted over a couple of evenings and I was mostly trying to have a go at different skin types, rather than just rely on the same old formulas over and over. I'm quite pleased with how some of them have turned out, though I think I am most pleased with some of the scar tissue more than anything. 

I need to tidy bits of them up and maybe add some blood splatter, though with the simpler paint style I have gone with I don't know if they will look better without it. Does anyone have any thoughts on that?

It's good to be back, I hope you are as pleased as I am.

Peace out,

Rob

14 comments:

  1. Great to see you back Rob, you've certainly not lost your touch with a brush! I even spotted you on Winters channel a while back making a decent fist of playing with those dodgy robed dudes.

    Congrats on the wedding, my sister in law and her husband tied the know on the 28th Dec a few years back, it certainly adds a different twist to the holiday period!

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  2. Congratulations!!!!

    (and welcome back!)

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  3. Congratulations! Also saw you on winters SEO channel... Remember thinking, looks like Robs painting... It is Rob!very nice work on the Death Guard.

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  4. Women, the best distraction away from the hobby ;) Congratulations mate! And welcome back to the blogosphere.

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  5. Welcome back and congratulations!
    Nice models:in doubt, add gore.

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  6. Congrats on the marriage dude and welcome back, the models look great as always :)

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  7. That is good stuff! My fav is the purple-ish skinned guy. Welcome back also.

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  8. Welcome back, Rob. Congratulations on your wedding!

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  9. Congrats on the wedding!

    And glad to see you back on the Intarwebs! The Bloodbound are my least favorite of the Shadespire minis, so I haven't put much effort into painting them, but you've done a very nice job with them.

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  10. Congrats on getting married, welcome back and some sweet shadespire minis you've got there!

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  11. Congratulations! Sounds like a whirlwind of a month - The reavers look fantastic!

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  12. Congratulation on your wedding Rob, I can only apologise that it;s taken me this long to say so but I somehow have missed all your recent posts, they're just not showing up in my feeds. Better lat ethan never though, enjoy married life.

    The Reavers look awesome by the way.

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  13. Thanks everyone for all the well wishes, Serena says hit to you all :)

    It is good to be back, I hope I haven't lost my edge!

    Married life is wonderful indeed!

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