Hi there. I still plan on an epic giveaway when I gt to 100 followers but thought I would jump in here with a little giveaway. Well it's more of a giving back as both items up for grabs were given to me at the Baccus Gameing Day. Talking of which I have planned to do a report on this but other than possible set of pics later I will point you to a blog I planned to pimp but he pimped me first. Anyway God's Own Scale has a great post on the Sunday so I leave it to him to give you the low down here.
For me the day went in a bit of a whirl. First up it got to 4PM faster than I would have thought possible given we were there for pre 11am! The games all looked good but for me the best part and part I was very intent in taking part of was the painting clinic. Well every time I looked at it all four seats were taken but at long last I got a turn. This is ran by Mark and Ian who have different styles and tricks so it was great to get tips from both of them. I think my standard of 6mm painting is good but it is slow, way slow. So the idea of speeding it up and not losing too much on the quality was top of my agenda. As Sean states he spent 30 mins at the table and it was the most useful 30 mins at any con. I have to agree, though I was there for about an hour with a reasonable amount of down time. The basis of this is to prime the figures in the dominant colour and work back. Also you repeat the same action on the whole unit which is on just the one strip.
This was my effort, that of a ACW Union base. Sorry for the pic but that was the best of the ones I took. Below is a close up all in focus. With more time I would have painted the brim hats a different colour and a few other things but speed wise I would not have lost out to much. Using this style I think I could speed up and get the 24 figs painted in 20-30 mins start to finish. Naps in under an hour.
I have to say I was rather pleased with the result. The final stage is inking with drawing ink (nut brown) I have a bottle on order! The figures have been varnished and put on a 60 x 30 base but not textured, nor flags added. As I mentioned before I don't do ACW so this is item one up for grabs.
Anyone wanting the 6mm ACW just leave a comment stating you want them, you can enter both draws.
I won this figure in the raffle, a Barbarian cast in resin. I have to say that it is a clear and crisp cast (the face is great, you can see both the teeth ad the tongue!) and whilst I would enjoy painting it up I feel it should go to a better home.
He is a limited edition of 300 and the packaging is signed by the owner of the company as authentic. Again just put a comment if you want it.
In both cases you need to be a follower to enter so if your not and like the idea, well join up. Then it's the final push to 10 where you get to go for one of a couple of prizes I think will be of interest to many a gamer.