Posts Tagged ‘Painting’

Painting Journal

Posted on November 24th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

Nils

Painting Journal   I’ve always been very bad at writing down the different colors and mixes I use when I paint. It hasn’t been a huge problem before when I only painted gaming miniatures...

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Finished Loor

Posted on November 23rd, 2014 under , . Posted by

Some finished Loor alien scouts this week. Pictures below…Read more »

Huaxtecs, part 2

Posted on November 23rd, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

El Grego

Some small progress on my Meso-American project – here are the Huaxtecs, among others:

Shown here with some Scots, Aztecs, and a few fantasy figures, the Huaxtecs are getting their base flesh color – I am using P3 Khardic Flesh.

Here is a closer …

Horde of hanomags

Posted on November 23rd, 2014 under , , . Posted by

A snowy Saturday let me finish up eleven 15mm hanomags. These are a mix of Battlefront and Plastic Soldier kits.Overall, there isn’t much to choose between these kits. The Battlefront kits are slightly more expensive but come with decals, troops and a …

Crackle Glazing

Posted on November 22nd, 2014 under , . Posted by

It has to be said that Crackle Glazing is one of those techniques that I’ve never needed over the years, mostly because I spend most of my time painting figures and have never really felt the need to use the … Continue reading →

What Motivates You?

Posted on November 21st, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

Motivation, you either have it or you don't. There comes a time where you look at some of the stuff you have piling up around you and wonder where the time will come from to get it all assembled and painted!  Read more »

Terrain is everything – ‘Tis the season to pick up your trees

Posted on November 21st, 2014 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

A few years ago I picked up a bag of model trees from Dobbies, our local garden centre [and craft shop]. They only have them in the run up to Christmas as they’re for making your own Christmas scene with miniature revelers and holiday nik-naks. In…

Quick Hint #96

Posted on November 19th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

When applying transfers to a model, paint the area with gloss varnish first. This provides a smoother surface than the paint and helps to reduce silvering of the transfer, caused by trapped air.

Chaos Defiler: PIP #3

Posted on November 19th, 2014 under , , , , , . Posted by

Thor

Update #3 for the Defiler. Since the previous update I washed everything and then did some cleanup as a result of the wash. Other than that I’ve been working on some freehand stuff; none of which is done yet. I have to wrap up the freehand work a…

Zwëothel Finished

Posted on November 18th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

Nils

Zwëothel Finished   I just took the last photos on her and her, notsureitwasagoodidea, base. I just need to put on some varnish but it’s to cold for doing it right now. While I’m...

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MV’s Bananalicious contest 2

Posted on November 18th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

Nils

MV’s Bananalicious contest 2         Yesterday they guys over at Massive Voodoo launched their second Bananalicious painting contest. They had one a couple of years ago with some great entries so...

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Some 15mm Arty and ATGs

Posted on November 18th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

I’m keen to move this last commission through the painting process and clear the decks for some holiday painting of my own!Today I finished off three 105mm German guns plus some sort of ATG (Pak 40, I think, although the carriage looks kind of weird). …

Here Endeth the SAGA

Posted on November 17th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

Hello people,A bits and pieces weekend with the brush as I initiated my campaign on the Current Projects Tray (CPT). Sidestepping the 40 odd bare shouldered Commandos I went after the weaker members of the herd.First up were the remaining SAGA Fatigue …

Some 15mm WW2 German vehicles

Posted on November 16th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

My attention has wandered back to 15mm WW2 this weekend and I managed to knock off some of the armour for the third army I agreed to paint. These are Battlefront models with three Panther’s being first up. I also finished three S307(f) half-tracks…

Zwëothel WIP Part 4

Posted on November 16th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

Nils

Zwëothel WIP Part 4   More work done today, now she’s got arms and most of her is finished as long as I don’t keep finding things that I missed, but either way, it...

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JUST BEAT THE DEVIL OUT OF IT

Posted on November 16th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

Bob Ross and the proper method to clean your brush.

Paint Table Saturday VI

Posted on November 16th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

Another week has gone by so it is time for another paint table update!  This week I have some work in progress shots of a few of the figures that I have been working on. The main paint table is still pretty cluttered, but I have been trying to cle…

Zwëothel WIP Part 3

Posted on November 15th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

Nils

Zwëothel WIP Part 3   The main body is almost done now and her head is coming along as well. Now I just hope to have her done soon. The thing that’s annoying me...

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Defiler – PIP #2

Posted on November 15th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

Thor

This project has been forever in the making. I got the model over two years ago, began renovating it, let it sit for nearly two years and started painting it five months ago. I have a list in mind for a December tournament that uses the Defiler so I th…

Zwëothel WIP Part 2

Posted on November 13th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

Nils

Zwëothel WIP Part 2   I’ve spend quite a lot of time on Zwëothel yesterday and today. I think I have the skin more or less finished. I might try to add some more...

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Quick Hint #95

Posted on November 12th, 2014 under , . Posted by

The Winter months can be a challenging time for a figure painter as the early onset of darkness means we have to paint under artificial light. This can be a real problem as the unnatural colour of light given off … Continue reading →

Product Review: Trench Mortars, Regimental Support Platoon, and 7.7 FK96 n.A Gun Platoon

Posted on November 12th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

By Mitch ReedIn the past few weeks I was able to get my hands on the remaining few Great War blisters that Battlefront has produced for its new Great War Line.  Last week, Battlefront shipped the British Trench Mortar Platoon and the German Regimental…

A Tale of “X” Gamers – Tyranids 012.

Posted on November 12th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

    Hello!   We’re here with my last article for the “A tale of X Gamers” series created by the “The Painting Frog” blog.   We get now to the end of this journey which has been unfolding for more than a year, during which …

54mm AWI Rebel General

Posted on November 11th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

Last week a big order of 54mm AWI troops arrived from All the King’s Men. I have primed the figures but mostly set them aside for some Xmas painting. I couldn’t resist doing the mounted general, though.This is a huge figure (below compared to a 1/72 ho…

Long Weekend – Completion

Posted on November 10th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

Hello people,I did actually get the last few brush-strokes on last night but it was getting late so I left it until this evening to sort out the photos and even cracked out the portable light-box!In honesty I’ve probably put more work into the Firespra…