It entirely sliped my notice that my bouncing baby blog has passed it's first birthday! This seems the perfect time to say thank you to everyone who has followed, left a comment or browsed here over the last year. Here's to the next one - I might even finish painting something before the blog reaches it's second anniversary!
I've not got too much to show for myself on the painting front at the moment. Progress is slow (I'm doing the really fiddly bits) and time is limited at the moment. On the positive side the slowdown in painting has given me the chance to consider the way forward and really fix my plans. I've not been too sure on how to paint the weapon - gold seems too decorative and not exactly practical and a copper/bronze finish just didn't feel right to me either.
What I've decided upon is a tarnished/blackened finish with verdigris. I think this will give the weapon a good feeling of weight and a suitably sinister character.