Monday, 29 June 2015

Hobby Doldrums

An alternative title may have been 'On Ambition Overtakes Skill'.

Not sure when this'll actually go up, but I'm writing it in early May, and I am stuck, and I have been stuck for what feels like a couple of weeks. Summer is haltingly beginning and so hobby time is drying up slightly, but that doesn't really help with the fact that I have really struggled to make any tangible progress over recent weeks. Very frustrating.

Progress with what you say? Well, remember my spawn from last April (what do you mean you don't? Go here)? I decided it was time to sort out my Iron Warriors, and that their supposed mix of demon flesh and armour would be a good start point for me to experiment with before cracking on with the rest of the army. 

My plan was for a mottled purple flesh that would work nicely next to the dirty silver of their armour. I tried and failed. Then I thought that a blue may work. I don't think that it does.

So I tried several different things, and went back to black undercoat a few times too.

Here are my failures...

Still quite like the purple to blue gradient on the tentacle up there. That might stay.