Weekly WIP: Spigot
Last week ended on a bit of a high note as not only did I complete Scum but I even began painting Spigot. I completed the flatting Sunday morning and painted the skin in the evening.
Monday I wanted to maintain my momentum and instead of painting one area as is my practice I painted both the cloth and the pants. I was able to get both done because I resisted the urge the plan around too much with the blending, a bad habit I started with Stave.
The picture is a little blurry but I finished the tartan and the white bandages on Tuesday. I was feeling a bit confident and decided to take an easy night with those two small areas.
It was Thursday before I took up the brush again. Wednesday is supposed to be my local store’s Guild Ball night. I wasn’t able to arrange a game but I showed up to watch a game planned by two other players. Unfortunately neither showed and I ended up hanging around with a bunch of Warmachine players. It wasn’t a total loss as I find socializing with other miniature gamers gives me a change to talk about my hobby which I don’t get with my other friends.
Painting-wise I completed the boots and brown straps. Looking at it now I may have rushed the straps although it looks fine on the table.
Friday was my board game night. It was a small crowd so after playing a couple of hands of Android: Netrunner, or as I call it: The Corporation Always Loses, I tried to introduce a new player to Guild Ball. For the first time I used the “Read This First” booklet from the Kick Off starter set. I felt it would be a quick way to introduce the concepts and get playing.
While I’m not sure if I’ve created a new Guild Ball player the tutorial did get us playing the game quickly. I played the Brewers against the Masons. After the book walks the Masons through scoring I helped my friend see some plays it usually takes a few games to notice. This resulted in him immediately stealing the ball and scoring on his first activation, then stealing the ball and scoring on his next activation.
On Saturday I painted the wood of the barrels and the steel. It felt strange not to paint the split-barrel shoulder guards of Friday and Stave.
Finally on Sunday night I completed the hair, bottle, mug, cordage and brass accents. While Spigot is a little rougher than both Friday and Stave I’m happy with the progress I am making. I’ll prime Hooper Monday and see if I can’t beat my pace.