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Adventures of a splayedpaintbrush

I've finally started painting my Guild Ball models. I'll dump update pics in this thread as I get stuff painted. I have a hobby blog which I use to keep me motivated and therefore generating content for it at https://splayedpaintbrush.com/

Hence the strange thread title. I didn't want to call it "My Masons", as I expect there to be more than just Masons making an appearance here eventually. 

I've started painting Mallet and Flint. I want to try something new. So I'm playing with gold NMM.

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There's more of me waffling on about my first experiments painting NMM gold on my Masons in this blog post:

https://splayedpaintbrush.com/2016/07/13/painting-experiments-gold-non-metallic-metal/

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The Masons are having paint put on them very s l o w l y .  And they are also getting some table time, in fact they had a Big League game vs Alchemists 2 days ago (and lost sadly).

However i have been busy painting some one else's Morticians.

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I really enjoyed painting Bonesaw, that sculpt is fantastic it almost painted itself.

More pictures and words on my blog:

https://splayedpaintbrush.com/2016/09/17/guild-ball-morticians/

 

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I've been a little bit inactive on the guild ball hobby front. The above Tater isn't any further along and I guess I played my last big league game he'll be unusable in last week. Nor are the Masons but for model scale reasons.

However, I did this tonight. I gave Wrecker a tail. I'm not sure about it if I'm honest. But I'll see how (if) it paints up I suppose.

masons_wrecker_tail.jpg

 

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That's a good idEAR, I undercoated Wrecker last night, but I think I might go back and add some ears. I like how that looks. 

Thanks for sharing that pic :)

 

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Well I had a go at some Wrecker ears.

masons_wrecker_ears.jpg

And since the greenstuff was out I started work on a goal idea. Here's a quick work in progress pic of my sculpting skills (or lack of). 

guild_ball_shield_wip.jpg

 

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You say lack of skills, but that's a pretty accurate :P: there!

What's the metal thing it's sculpted on?

 

And wrecker really does look more adorable with ears...

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I’ll be honest, sometimes I find using greenstuff easy, other times it’s a right pain in the arse.
 
Those ears for example were starting to annoy me – I was mostly having difficulty attaching them, I guess because I’d already primed the model. Then once they were on I just couldn’t get the result I wanted, they are much thicker then I intended them to be.
 
However the sculpting of the GB symbol actually went a lot better than I’d hoped it would – although I noticed when I was posting the picture a skewing of the ball’s patterning on the lower edge. As the GS still hadn't fully cured I went back and managed to correct this afterwards.

guild_ball_shield_wip2.jpg
 
The symbol is sculpted onto a round shield, it’s actually a Spartan shield with the lambda symbol removed before adding the greenstuff. I’d just blue tacked it to a 30mm base to make it easy to hold while I was sculpting the GB symbol.
 
The shield is for a statue that’ll form part of my first goal. I’ve been lazy with my goal, just using a 50mm base. So lazy that i never actually got round to attaching the KS resin goal base topper.
Its also starting to bug me just using a base, especially when you see what my regular opponents use (example link), and what other forum members have created in the goal post thread. I’ve had a few ideas about various goals for most of the teams I own, and I’ll be honest for some reason I keep coming up with ways of making even the simple ones complicated to make. Hence I never actually get round to making one which is a very lame excuse.
 
My latest idea for a Masons/generic goal is to have a bronze statue stood on top of a stone column. I’ll just base the goal to match my team. Simples!
 
Here is a rather crude photo-shopped mock-up I put together on the PC of what I have in mind. And you can see what the shield is for now.
guild_ball_goal_idea.png
 

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@Anphiarus having just seen your Brick conversion (excellent work by the way) I'm wondering if you have a Spartan themed Masons scheme in mind?

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Thank you, the plan is for a Spartan/Gladiator like theme for the Masons, helmets are a tricky thing for me to sculpt (all those clean symmetrical lines) so I'm trying to vary them a little. Do you mind telling me where you got the Spartan shield from (the model range) . I've struggled to find something that would fit and it looks perfect.

Seriously impressive work on that guild ball logo by the way, looking forward to seeing more from yourself.

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The manufacturer is Tale of War from their Alternate Revision range. That model is Dilios, but there is also a Stelios and Leonidas mini.

Link to ToW Dilios

I haven't found a UK supplier, EG used to stock them but don't seem to now (EG page). I actually found mine on eBay but I'm fairly sure it was second hand.

Thanks for the compliment, I think I got lucky with that logo sculpt, so much so I made a cast of it lol.

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Well finally got chance to do some painting, feels like an age since I last painted something. So here is the bronze statue for the goal post. 

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