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    Tuesday, January 31, 2006

    Painting Dwarves

    Stardate 5248.2

    On saturday, our local gaming club held a "Paint a dwarf" event to help launch the new line of dwarves from Games Workshop for Warhammer. It was actually a good thing for me, as I have been uninspired paintwise for some time, and since I am supposed to be the painter guy for the club, I simply had to go down there.

    When I arrived, there was a table with about 8 kids glueing plastic dwarves together and after they had enough assembled, we all chose one to paint up. We needed a second table, and in the end, there were probably over a dozen of us painting away. Some kids were done quickly, in order to get back to the gaming, and some really took their time, including one young fellow that painted 4 dwarves and sat all day with me.

    At any rate, my dwarf, though a bit rough in spots, came out pretty cool for a plastic figure! He is standing on a 15mm square base which I painted as if he trod on stone floor. His armor is painted in the NMM (non-metallic metal) style, where you use only greys and browns and specific light source direction to create the metal look.

    I have suggested doing this sort of event once a month to help the kids with some new skills, but of course, it is costly to either us or the store :( Guess we can work those bugs out later!!! There are a few more views on my website.

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