|Colouring from a Poison Dart frog|
For once the tile doesn't refer to any bugs I may still have, but rather to the bugs and other beasties I've been working on for the last week or so.
I've had a pretty busy week by my standards, slowly building up from an hour's hobby related things to several hours over the week-end (something I rarely do!).
In addition to the five finished bugs, snakes and the frog (shown right) I've started other animals too. The frog model is probably twice the size of its real-life counterpart!
|Obligatory boring picture|
As I said I started the week very slowly, cutting up plastic cards (the credit sized ones), kindly donated by friends and family. Gunge was added after the creatures were glued in place and undercoated with a cheap grey spray primer. I did notice that in my Halloween pack of bugs there were two distinct species of snake present, one obviously a hooded cobra and the other goodness knows - but it was different!
|Another frog view|
The only creepy-crawlie things I didn't get finished were a couple of spiders, due to time restricitions.
I also have found that I need the few daylight hours we currently have for painting and once t gets near twilight, I have to resign myself to either gunging, cutting, gluing etc.
Whilst stuff was drying I was also painting a little on the explorer figures, still on my paint-tray, but I;m getting there.
Here's some more pics (that's what most folk want - right ?)
|The lesser-known blurry red Mexican Scorpion|
|Which loses its blurriness when scuttling away|
|Giant red ant, that turned out more brown than expected.|
|Also known for being blurry when running away.|
|One of the two finished snaked - painted as a Gaboon Viper|
|Nile Cobra rear (safe view) |
|Four more bearers|
I almost finished these four bearers, but ran out of daylight hours, there's not much left to do on them, just some detailing.
I thought I'd post them to just show I was still doing some figure painting.
|Rear view to prove I don't just paint the front of figures.|
Here's a photographs to show the comparable sizes of all this week's offerings:
|The snakes are not far off from being a realistic scale for the figures|
And a photograph of the original critters and their painted counterparts:
|I have about five of each of the above - not bad for £2 imo|
Finally here's a photo of my paint-tray, showing it to be slowly emptying.
|Yup it's a boring mess!|
This week then has been one in which I've been getting progressively better and working on hobby-related things as and when I can - only interrupted by a single hospital visit! My enthusiasm for this project is still unbounded as I work on getting more animals together; currently a Hippo, a Croc, a bear (yeah, I know) and another lion. I'm hoping to make Battleground this week-end and maybe pick up yet more animals.
That's it then, sorry for the poor quality photographs, but my photographer has been ill and as always your comments are both welcomed and appreciated.