Thursday, 21 March 2013
Hey! What's that Badger doing?
With the blog getting quieter at the moment, I thought I would update everybody on what I am working on.
Pulp City models are prepared, built and undercoated. A nice range of models for me to try and learn how to paint without using only washes and drybrushing like I have been up to now. (Even though that is only about 40 models total)
Games + Gears Kickstarter. 5 double ended Kolinsy sable brushes. I think there are still 2 more to come as well. These should help a lot with the PC painting. (Early birthday prezzie from the Galley Wench)
A few people have asked 'What is the point of double ended brushes?'. To be honest, I don't know. I just thought that £15 for 7 (effectively 14) decent brushes was a really good price.
When the new GW paint range came out I picked up the full box set. I have since added the Edging Paints to it for a massive range of colours. I also picked up the 'How to Paint Citadel Minis' book and DVD that came out at the same time as it contained several step by step articles using the paints I had.
But what are all of those pages in front?
They are the step by step painting guides from every White Dwarf since the paints came out! Cut out and slotted into the painting book to create an extensive reference library for somebody wanting to learn how to paint from scratch.
Mini Addicts Anonymous Facebook group spotted my undercoated pic and suggested I try Zenith undercoating. This is a technique where you spray black all over and white from above to give instant shades and highlights when painting. His Dr.Tenebrous above shows the mini after undercoating this way.
I loved the idea of this so now have some white spray coming and will be holding off painting for a couple of days until it arrives.
My progress (or complete failures) will appear on here soon.
have collected together in an earlier post. The Cavern Crawler above shows a much heavier white coat which will give a brighter model and even let you paint with just washes!
(Check out the link, awesome work)
Lord Inar on the Antimatter Games Forum.
He is painting up some Ancients of Atalan and instead of the usual black bases he has used transparent blue ones from Malifaux to give them a more aquatic look.
Seemed like a great idea to me.
The Troll Trader from about £3.50 and see what they were like close up.
Or I could paint the black edges in a sand colour. That might work.
Which do you like better?
Chris at the Disptches from the Rim Blog.
4 Heroclix models. Venom, Wonderman and 2 Agents.
Thanks soooooo much!
A random selection you might think? No, they are models I have been after for a reason..........
The Doctor Who Adventures children's magazine has small figures free on the front every now and then. This week it was 12 Daleks for around £3 total.
They will need a bit of work to clean up and prepare, but they are going to make brilliant robot Minis in the new Pulp City Rules.
I think the 40mm base on the red one will work better and make them much more imposing.
What have you been up to recently?