Oh boy, exciting times. I've got tickets to Warhammer Fest, my hotel's booked, so that could only mean one thing - I'm returning to Golden Demon. Yikes! I've got about a 23 day deadline, and a budget of £0. I've given up video games and sleeping and fatigue is now starting to set in. So I'm starting this blog to hopefully keep my morale up as I work every possible hour I can to get done on time. I'm aiming at doing three entries this time. The last time I entered was 2011 and 2012 and I submitted two entries each time. Let's start with some lizardy goodness. The catergory is Age of Sigmar unit, and this entry is a scaled-down version of a passion project I've had on the backburner for a couple of years. It's a skirmish warband on a display base ideally open enough to use in a variety of games, Frostgrave and mordheim for example. There'll be an Oldblood, a Priest, and four Skinks. The colours are based on their portrayal in Total War Warhammer 2. This guy was already done, and I've shown him before. I'm really satisfyed with how it turned out, on a technical level it's the best thing I've ever painted, so he's definately going in. The first Skink came together really fast, it only took me two days to do. In the game the blowpipes are much larger and held with both hands and I really liked the way that looked so I did it. Alough I have the colour formula and method nailed down now, I just can't resist experimenting. So we have black extremities on this one. I think it needs a second pass, to look a little more mottled and less obviously painted. The others are yet to be done. The brown parts on the one on the right are what the white scales look like before they look white. He'll end up just like the first one with the blowpipe. As for the other one, I'm still undecided so I'm leaving it to last. I was thinking a paler light blue, but that might make him look too seperated from the rest. Needs some more thought. Would love to show more, but I'm going to get back to it.