Less than a week! Squeeeee! …I mean, *manly cough*, I am somewhat excited that there is now less than one week until Golden Demon. In this post, I’ll be taking a closer look at the models I’m taking, and how I’ll be taking them. There have been a few changes around here (and I might be the only one who noticed the majority of them). Here’s what I’ve been up to…
Dios Toros – The Cold Shoulder
The most dramatic change/fix that I’ve made over the last couple of days has been to the shoulder of Dios Toros. If you recall the original post, you’ll know that the one bit that I was unhappy about was his ‘skin’ shoulder. I’d tried to create a patchwork of skins held together by metal staples and the effect wasn’t particularly good (you can see it in the above right picture). So this weekend, I added some spikes and completely repainted it. It’s now a piece of skin from a large, spiky beast and it sits much better than my previous failed attempt. It retains the theme and adds another aspect to the character without losing anything. The only other thing that I’ve done is basic touching up.
Minute flecks of paint have been concealed, edges have been tidied and teeny-tiny little highlights have been added here and there. But apart from the shoulder, casual viewers will notice almost no difference to the piece from when was first presented (which is good because everyone seems to think he’s awesome – myself included – and therefore I don’t want to change much at all).
The last bit of news is that he won’t have a plinth to stand on. He’s going into the Vehicle category and it’s the one category I feel you can get away with not having a fancy-pants base. And due to expense and me leaving it too late, I don’t have one to put him on. Hopefully, it won’t detract – he shall stand on his own.
Farseer and Vanguard – The Little Things
Not a vast amount done here to be honest. I’ve painted a simple plinth for the Farseer. It’s a glossy black which is pretty good under a light because it shines light on different places making him look quite ethereal (not in the Tau way) but in a very subtle way. He also received some minor touching up and I finally got rid of that tiny red fleck that had been getting on my nerves every time I saw an image of him. You know the one I mean. Don’t you? Let me show you…
That has had my OCD going for ages now, but one of the greatest problems in my life is that I have OCD and yet I’m also very lazy, so I usually just let this sort of thing really upset me for a long time until I can be bothered to do anything about it. Well, now, it’s fixed. This pleases me. The Vanguard Vets had even less done to them. I cleaned up some edges and that was about it. I already made their display plinth a while back now as seen before, but will repost it here:
And that’s the minis done! All ready to go. But how will I be getting them there…
Travelling Light – Moving Minis
I don’t do many endorsements here, but I feel I should give a nod to the folks at KR Multicase. I picked up this backpack a few months back and it’s so useful. It’s my day-to-day rucksack but it’s been designed to hold a cardboard case of ‘pick n pluck’ foam (which comes free with the backpack) and that’s super helpful for moving minis around. Now, Imperial Knights (at least my one) won’t fit in that case, but the pack is big enough to hold the old kettle box that does fit Dios Toros, and will hold another box with stands and another box with minis. Toiletries in one side pocket, socks, undies and a t-shirt in the other, and my iPad in the front bit. Done. I should even have enough room left to hold the odd Forge World kit
should I when I pick one or two (or more) up. You can check out the KR site here.
So the preparations have been made, the minis are ready, and all is well in the realm of Golden Demon prep. Very much looking forward to it. I will of course do a recap/review after the day and let you all know how it went. I doubt I’ll get anything for my efforts in terms of awards, but I’m hoping for a fun experience and the occasional compliment will be a blessing too. Onwards!