Monday 8 February 2016

Something about Wood and Trees

This is a post that's been a long time in the making.

Two years ago, I got some Games Workshop vouchers for Christmas. I wasn't sure what to do with them, but one thing I went for was the plastic wood (if you see what I mean).

I meant to get them painted fairly quickly, but they turned out tIo be a deceptively lengthy project to take on!

I eventually started in October last year (19 months after getting the kit. I wish I could say that was a record, but I've got older stuff than that still in the packaging...).

And the award for "least interesting photo" goes to...

I meant to post about it then, to kick off the project, but somehow never did.

The bark and leaves on the trees meant that applying base coats took ages. I have the same issue with Shaltari models, incidentally - there's so much surface detail that even doing it all a single colour takes a long time. I can never get good results from coloured sprays. Anyway.

I got to the point where I had bare trees with no leaves. I thought about stopping there (they did look quite cool) and certainly thought about blogging... but failed again.

Bit blurry I now realise, but it's too late to do anything about that.

I still quite like how this looks. I might get another... no.

I decided to stick with it and add leaves, and I'm glad I did. The finished article is really quite nice if I do say so myself! I did find that the leaves were difficult to stick on (although not nearly as difficult as some reviews made out, so I'm not sure what some people were trying to achieve there).


One, two, tree!

Ta-da again from a slightly different angle!

The final end of this project is not only very welcome, but also nicely timed - we're getting into Kings of War (with our games set in the Warhammer Old World, I will insist until my dying breath) and so more fantasy terrain is useful.

How is a wood "fantasy" you ask? Well, since it's from GW, it's covered in skulls. Obviously.

Anyway. I'm going to count the base as a separate model for counting purposes, so there.

Which means my new 2016 tally stands at...

Painted: 4
Acquired: 0