+ inload: Happy Annual Cycle +

+ So, M2.018, eh? +

+ You'll be safe here. +
+ Happy new year to you all; I hope 2018 is already proving prosperous and good for you and yours. Thanks for reading, too, of course. Whether you're a new reader or grizzled veteran, I hope to bring you some extra-diverting stuff this year. +

+ Ten Years of Truescale +

+ June of 2018 marks the ten-year anniversary of starting my Praetors of Calth blog on Warseer [+noospheric inloadlink embedded+], which is really where I started recording and detailing my way of building and painting miniatures. It's weird to read back through it – I see a lot of places where I could have improved things, and also a lot of stuff that I'm surprised I came up with! +

+ If you've got a spare dim January evening, please feel free to have a browse. It's quite a sprawling blog, as you might imagine of a nine-and-a-half years. I think it ended up being either the most-viewed or second most-viewed of the Warseer project logs, which I'm pleased with. +

+ Current plan update +

+ Anyway, I'm sure we've all got lots of plans for the year ahead. I detailed my short-term plans in the 400th inload [+noospheric inloadlink embedded+], a couple of weeks back. There I said I'd work on the Iron Circle, progress of which is through this inloadlink [+noospheric inloadlink embedded+], and shown here, too. + 

+ The other one (and a surprise Domitar) is also coming along nicely, though since it's essentially an earlier stage of the Iron Warrior painting scheme I've detailed before, I haven't bothered to show them here. +

+ The other thing I wanted to work on were Chaunterwick Unathletic, my Blood Bowl team, and while they're not completed, I think they're coming along nicely:

+ It's a fairly basic scheme – red primer, Rhinox Hide [query? Clarifier: the new 'Scorched Brown' equivalent] paint over a coarse pumice base, then slightly off-white mix of Vallejo White and a very pale green for the lower half (just enough to stop the white being too starched and clean). The four on the right are at this stage. +

+ This is then washed with Agrax Earthshade; the kneeling line of scrimmaging linemen is at this stage.  Once dry, I'm re-establishing the red with Vellejo Scarlet; the white armour plates with thinned glazes of Vallejo white; and the white fabric with a slightly off-white mix (after all, hard armour plates and fabric aren't going to look identical – especially after a wash). The two at the rear left are at this stage. +

+ The eventual look will be that of Jimmy Turnpike, who can currently be seen in the Corestack Relics gadget at the top right, or through this link [+noospheric inloadlink embedded+] if you're reading this on a data-slate. +

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