Today I’m showing a pair of Endless Spells that I’ve had sitting around since I got the big box, several years ago. The Prismatic Palisade had been started a couple of years ago, while the Chronomatic Cogs were painted quickly in the last few days.
The Palisade was largely an early Contrast Paint experiment, while I was still very much learning to blend it into an existing base, so it’s a little rough in the finer blends, which frustrated me at the time. But you know what’s better than an infinitely stalled, imperfect model? A finished, table-ready model – even if it’s imperfect. Especially for something like this that’s almost scenery. So when I dug out the Beastgrave scenic elements, I also dug out this thing, and made a mental committment to getting it finished.
There’s another I didn’t get done, but it should hopefully be done and dusted in the next week or so. Anyway, the rainbow colours at the ends of the crystals aren’t perfectly blended in, but the piece is good enough to drop down on a table for a couple of turns, is a decent size to stand out on the table which sort of minimises the blending issues, and so I’m calling it “good enough”, and I’m also calling it another down for Dave Stone’s annual Season of Scenery challenge.
This next piece. Chronomatic Cogs was a quick one. I’d not started it due to not quiet being sure how to paint the blend from dark metallics into a ghostly colour. It was actually one of those “laying in bed it came to me” things to use the same paint to represent both verdigris into a more typical “contrast paint” effect into the ghostly smoke-ectoplasm …stuff. In the end I just used Citadel’s Nihilakh Oxide, mostly because I like the colour. So.. that was that!
This one was completed this past weekend, so misses out narrowly on the Season of Scenery, but that sort of thing is always going to happen with so many little projects on the go. Still, another pair of Endless Spells done! Will I get the introductory box done before 2022 ends? Probably not, but I can always hope.,.