Sunday, December 19, 2010

40k Fingernails

"Daddy?  Will you paint my nails?" my 9-year old daughter asked.  My daughters have only asked this particular service of me a handful of times.  "Sure, sweetie.  How would you like me to paint them?"  After a few ideas suggested and rejected, she asked if I could paint Space Marine symbols.  Have my ears gone insane?!  Of course!  An opportunity to nerd out and have daddy-daughter time?  Oh, yeah!

Behold the results.  I picked the Space Marine chapters for their basic colors, and she picked Hawk Lords because "she likes birds."  I suggested painting her other hand as enemies and she loved the idea.  She picked most of the enemies from the 40k rulebook.  I wasn't really sure what to do for a 'nid fingernail, so I went with a warrior face.  I did a basecoat of white enamel, followed by the design in acrylic, followed by a clear enamel sealant.  All in all it took about 1.5 hours.  She is absolutely ecstatic with the results.  I am ecstatic that she is ecstatic.  There is a lot of ecstatic here right now.

5 comments:

  1. NEAT!
    And if the IT thing doesn't work out for ya looks like ya could get job at the local nail salon.

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  2. Awwww. I can only hope to be so lucky some day. Knowing my luck, our kid(s) will become jocks who get suspended for pantsing the D&D club.

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  3. Haha... these are awesome! I'm sure you got extra cool-dad points for this. My dad would never have painted my nails when I was a kid... he would have been the one too busy pantsing the D&D club. lol

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