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,



  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!

  2. Congratulations!!!!

    (and welcome back!)

  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.

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

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

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

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

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

  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.

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

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

  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.

  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!