First up is the Blacksmith from Anvil Industries. The model comes with two heads... this one, which is kinda normal, and a spiky head with a full, chaos flavored, visor. Once I got a good look at this guy the logic bombs became really noticeable. While the sculpt is good... who does their smithing wearing armor and using an actual war hammer? I mean that would be a really hot job without the plate shin and knee guards and reinforced skullcap. Maybe I should have gone with the chaos head after all!
Speaking of new tools I am trying out the new Citadel painting handle and I like it.
One is that the weight of it seems a little light and unbalanced. That doesn't matter for plastic and resin figures but might be an issue for metal.
The second is that the clamp system could use some kind of quick release or locked lever release as its a bit tricky to remove models from the clamp when finished.
I'm gonna use this thing a lot and like it anyway!
This model has a lot of extra spikes which I'm mostly painting before installing them. The clearances are very tight so it seemed an easier approach. There also remains a lower cloak so that means the model, as it stands now, still has 7 more pieces to install.
These festive mice-people will look right at home in their pub! I was torn over the eyes. Mice eyes being just beady black disappeared in all the earth tones so I went the full anthropomorphize route... I mean they are wearing clothes and drinking beer already so
cartoon eyes FTW!
Next thing being prepped!
Whatever could it be?