So, I had my birthday last week. Compared to other birthdays it wasn't too bad. I opted to work that day, mainly because I'd just sit at home watching TV all day anyway, so why bother using up holiday?
However, my boyfriend was super-awesome! We had agreed that, instead of me sending him off with a list of demands, he should take me shopping once we get paid. He thought this was a great idea (weird, huh?) and so I didn't expect to get anything from him until this weekend… but when he was about to leave for work (at 5am) I heard scribbling, so as soon as he left I ran out to read the note. I like hand-written notes. And I not only had a note saying ‘Happy Birthday’, he'd got me some Orc Boar Boyz to paint up! So that was a really nice surprise. This was then made even better by him buying me a birthday badge to wear at work because I'd said I'd like one AND a small cupcake because I was joking around about how mum wouldn't be able to make me a cake for my birthday because she doesn't have an oven at the moment... something that could ONLY happen to my mother.
So yeah, this is just an entry to say that I have some Orc Boar Boyz, which should be a LOT of fun to paint. I have also finished seven Night Goblins now;
Aren't they amazing? This lot are bow-bearers, my standard bearer (a character who is carrying the standard/flag which is a symbol of the troop’s allegiance, which makes the unit fight on harder for as long as it is left standing... according to the weight tome that is the Warhammer rule book) and one of my shamans. Aren't his mushrooms adorable? I also love the way I've painted the standard, which I've just done by mixing up a purple (I wasn't happy with the one I had) and gradually making it lighter ad lighter, dry brushing the colour across the edges to make it stand out. The suggested colours are more based around red, but I prefer purple and my boyfriend didn't seem as upset by this as he was by the blue for the spiders, so it's all good! These special characters are meant to stand out, which is also why I have taken more time on the robes of my shaman.
Next update will probably be when I have done my Boar Boyz, who are currently built and undercoated, waiting for some colour!
In the meantime, if you’ve found this blog because you’re interested in Warhammer (hey, it’s possible? Right?) then my boyfriend has put up some rare models on my Ebay account, please go take a look if you’re interested in some very hard to find models!