Another reminder that I dislike painting gems, eyes, cloaks and fucking plasma coils. This is why I never started a Dark Angels army. Well, not since 1988 anyway. I really should learn how to do it properly and I do watch tutorials, but I always end up saying to myself, 'No, I've had an idea and I got this. I know better. Oh shit, this is the twelfth coat of paint and it's starting to look like blancmange.'
|"..being this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off.."|
Her left eye was so deeply embedded that I ended up using a pin to scratch paint in there. I honestly don't know how these pro-painters do it. Gallons of patience, practice and talent I suspect. And I lost patience eventually so no extreme close ups I'm afraid and lots of backdrop frippery to draw your eye away from her goat eye. You can't really see it from the photos but I know it's there. It will keep me awake at night.
Ah, I think I need a break from painting (having done practically none for a month). It might be time to immerse myself in Path of Exile: A free to play Diablo clone. It has to be a mesmerisingly addictive game, surely? Which should be setting off klaxons in OCD police HQ, who carefully monitor all gaming activities from the safety of my forebrain.
Some of the reviews on Steam are hilarious. One critic from the user base gave it a 'NOT RECOMMENDED' and wrote, "This game has become ridiculous and it is over to me." Having logged over 2,600 hours in the game. I'm not kidding. Every reviewer has their game time tagged in the review to prove that they've actually played it and not just for 5 minutes. That's well over a year of full time work! How is that even possible? If you don't hear from me again then you'll know I got sucked in.