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Reinforcements will be arriving this week from Forge World. The Great Unclean One is a fantastic multi piece resin model,while not very tall has a lot of (bloated) mass. This figure does not actually appear in any of my lists but it is such an impressive piece that I need to have it in the collection, lets just hope I can do a good enough paint job to show it’s best attributes off.

Continuing the Nurgle theme, I decided to get the figures below, they are meant to be for the Nurgle cultist army but for me I think they will look great milling around as random figures on the Great Unclean Ones base. It should also give a sense of how big the Greater Daemon is by having such small and insignificant creatures around it.

Today has been a little slow on the modeling front as I have spent most of the evening sorting through old stock that I need to shift over the next few months. It is amazing the types of things a person accumulates over time.

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DiStudios

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Some progress on the Death Guard project. Yesterday was Salute 2010 and I am happy to say that I achieved my primary goal of getting reinforcements for my growing Death Guard army, the event itself was really good and I was intending to write a review this evening but have found myself tired and settling with a sculpting update (progress is good!).

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A extremely quiet week on the anime front! Due to the air restrictions (I think Hobbits are behind the recent volcanic activity!) my cd’s, dvds, art books and figures are all delayed, on the bright side does this mean next week will see a huge number of packages for me to open after work? On the negative side though, my supplier cancelled Seena Kanon by Orchid Seed, a very important figure for my collection. I am very angry at this, as I was on the pre-order list and paid months in advance but despite this my supplier has no answer as to why my pre-orders/payments seem to be of less importance than national customers. They have stated that Yoko Real will be shipped to me soon but the question is why did they wait 2 months after release and multiple emails from me, before actioning my order? I have stopped placing orders with this company now and will reveal the name of them if this supposed shipment has any unfortunate problems…Anyways on with the show!

"HERESY!"

I have to admit I am feeling unwell today, I have a rotten cold which has left me a snotty mess this afternoon. How fitting that as the primary hobby topic this week has been Nurgle God of sickness and plague! Since I got back from holiday (and thanks to the parcel delays) I have been spending my evenings working on miniature projects. Now finally after much carving and cutting I have some photos to share.

Typhus Herald of Nurgle is the latest figure to go under the knife, I took elements of the original figure: Manreaper scythe and helmet and combined it with a Obliterator body. There has been extensive modification to create the pose and lots of hours spent sculpting the rot and guts of this figure. All in all it has taken shape nicely over the last two weeks and I look forward to finishing and painting it.

I think I have managed to capture this character in all his majestic gooiness, so I am happy. As I type I am waiting for the left arm to dry and should at least make a start to sculpting the right arm this evening, all in all not bad progress for me! Tomorrow is Salute: a London Wargaming event where lots of independent miniature companies will be showing off their products, I have not been to this event in around 5 years so it will be nice to see some old faces and catch up. No entry for the painting competition this year as I decided to go pretty much yesterday haha! I expect to come home with some reasonable model making loot to play with.

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DiStudios

*Oh I also found some really old photos of figure commission work I did, the photos are poor but it is always nice to have more photos in the gallery!*

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Finally the greens for Soda Pop Miniatures “Kenobo Monk of Gomandi” have become available. Kenobo retains the consistent Anime sculpting style seen in earlier releases but is the first male, non humanoid character from the company. The basis of sculpt seems to be a Noh opera monk resplendent with ropes and prayer beads.

"Dynamic charging pose"

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Big update for this week as lots of different things from my many hobbies have/are scheduled to arrive today. Lots of these things were early pre-orders and others just random purchases such as the wargaming miniatures.

Arriving at last?...

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Experiment on behalf as I tap away my wordress iPhone app. Please forgive me if it looks aweful!

Firstly. Big thank you to everyone who have continued reading Distudios, 2009 was a odd year as this blog went silent for the better half of 4 months.

So what’s the plan for 2010? More pictures for starters! It’s time to put some of he equipment to good use and get more of the collection photographed and up on the galleries! Expect more reviews on random things such as books, cd, hopefully some convention coverage? and even my first dakimakura… Yes scary territory! And of course the usual pics and reviews of my personal purchase 🙂

See you all in 2010!

DiStudios

P.s ok this app is actually quite good who knows what random things will get posted in 2010!

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