11 July 2006

Even More Painting!

I started on my Stormvermin unit today, and they came out looking quite nice. At first my plan was to paint them all in GW Mithril Silver, but they looked too monochromatic and I decided to do something a little different. I left most of the armor in the shiny silver, but then I took all of my metallics and painted the trim areas in different patterns. They also had some extra armor plates that I gave the same treatment to.
One thing I wish I'd done is wait to assemble them until they were painted. I should've learned my lesson with the Clanrat shields, which are a such a paint to work around that I've started saving them for last. The Stormvermin hold their halberds so close to their bodies and faces that it's just about impossible to get a brush in and paint under there.
I also went a shade darker on their skin because the background in the book says that larger stronger Skaven have darker fur. These guys are a little bigger than the Clanrats and Plague Monks. I did a side-by-side comparison just to see how much bigger they are. Here are the photos:

We (my wife and I) transferred our characters on World of Warcraft to a new server so we could play with my sister and brother-in-law. Blizzard has started a new program that lets you transfer a character between realms for a fee. We meant to just start out on the same server and level up together, but we closed our accounts for a month and they got way ahead of us, so we decided to just transfer our old higher-level characters over. I have a level 45 Dwarf Hunter, my wife has a level 40 Night Elf Druid, my sister has a level 40ish Dwarf Priest, and my brother-in-law has a level 40 Human Warlock. It should be pretty awesome.

I added a link to my list for the Wheelchair Foundation. I go to work at 1:30 on Monday mornings, so when I go on break, there are usually some pretty interesting infomercials on the television. This Monday I saw an infomercial for this Wheelchair Foundation. It's a charity organization that sends wheelchairs out to people who need them. I was a little wary of it at first because you always hear about charities that send only a certain amount out of every dollar to people in need. But I read up on them and saw that they are partnered with my church, so I'm going to try to save up and send out some wheelchairs to people. If you read this, maybe you could go to the site and watch some of their videos. If you don't get a little misty-eyed, then you're a harder person than me. I saw a lot of people in Iraq who really could've used one of these wheelchairs. I complain about my life all the time, but I have legs that work, a car, a house, plenty of food, two stupid dogs, and a small mountain of miniatures and comic books. These people have nothing and they still keep going. I don't get up and preach too often, but I think this is worth at least a paragraph or two and a few minutes of time to go look at the site.

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