Sunday, October 27, 2013

Space Marines on Ebay

My hobby time this weekend went into getting some stuff posted on Ebay.  Not a great way to spend my Warhammer time slot but...  Necessary. I kind of hate to part with any of my toys but the reality is, I'm not going to play with all this stuff.  Like books, I tend to buy miniatures way faster than I use them and it's time to thin out my inventory.  The pics here show some of the items for sale.  The hardest one of these to part with will be the Crimson Fist tac squad above; in fact, I wont complain if they don't sell...  If you're interested in anything you see here, search Ebay for appropriate key words. You should have no trouble finding my stuff there.


Check 'em out!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Red Skull Chaos Bikers Progress

I didn't get quite as far as I'd hoped, despite spending more time than I'd expected.  I've found that I'm getting more lazy and impatient with every day that passes (therefore I must assume I age at ten times the normal rate).  It's hard to convince myself to invest the time and effort into painting.  Seems like anything I expect to take more than 5 minutes is stealing time from other half-ass projects I could be reluctantly working on.

Theses bikes will belong to my Red Skull Biker Gang, the models for which can be seen in an earlier post.  I figure I'll get all six bikes prepped and then do the models.  None of which should be too hard.  As I mentioned (lazy and impatient), I'm not planning to make them overly complex in the paint job.

And these pictures are very poor.  I tried three different areas of lighting, none of them show the bikes well.  Basically I got black, red, and gun metal on them, plus a little detail.  One bike was already mostly done from before and serves as my example for the others, though it's still evolving too.  The other two just have some basic color on them.  These are all second-hand models and must some have a couple layers of paint on them already -- the details are getting thick.  But that's alright, hopefully the riders will distract from the bikes themselves.

Also spent some of my hobby time today taking pictures of stuff to post on Ebay.  (I just don't need all this crap!)  Although I did take pics of my painted Crimson Fist basic marine squad and old school termies with the intention of selling them... Though seeing the pics, it's tough for me to part with painted models.  We'll see...

Friday, October 18, 2013

Superhero Progress Report

This update is taken today from the IN THE WORKS page of my writer's blog Fugitives of Purgatory, where interested parties can occasioanlly check to see what I'm working on and what my intended writing release schedule looks like. It's nice to have something to update from time to time, as that helps push me to keep working. I have several things in mind that I expect to be bouncing around on here and there, though I'll primarily be focusing on stories for my upcoming collection of superheroic exploits, Dreams of Flying.

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Presently Underway:
Dreams of Flying
I am writing four new novella-length superhero tales to combine with two previous short stories to make an all-new collection packed with spandex, superpowers, and perilous deathtraps! Actually, I think you'll find the superheroes here-in will not quite be the tights-wearing types that you're used to...

Progress Update: October 16th:
The first draft of the first story, "Hungry Gods," is coming along very nicely. It's actually much longer than I anticipated, currently hitting the 24,000 word mark and I still have a ways to go. I expect to be trimming that up in the revision process, but I'm glad there's so much story to tell here! At this rate, though, if the other stories exceed my expectations by so much, the complete collection will be pushing 400 or 500 pages. Not that that's such a bad thing but... Not quite what I intended.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Chaos Bikers: Red Skull Biker Gang WIP

I made some real headway on my Chaos Biker Gang today, pulling off some greenstuff conversion work that I'm *mostly* happy with.  We'll have to see how the experiments turn out in the end.  For now I'm not going to go into any detail or description.  This is an all-pics, "teaser" kind of progress report.