Miniatures Painting


Zlpla Girls in Action Cassie

Cassie over and out! Finally painted something for myself. I managed to get a zlpla 1/35 miniature painted up for one of the entry in my local painting event. This miniature is Cassie from zlpla 1/35 range called Girls in Action series. It is resin based. First impression of the miniature was that some of the details were not that sharp. The hand and fingers were not crisp at all with individual fingers, and along with some minor air bubble on the body magazine area. Assembling it took a while with patching and sanding. I guess probably this Cassie I had was an unlucky piece. I have the other miniature Aalyah, which the quality and details were good and ok. Guess its just a matter of unlucky. Once assembled and painted, Cassie still looks good and natural, all thanks to the good pose sculpting. I wanted to paint Cassie up as a special force agent. So I went with black and khaki sort of colour theme. The style was more of a subtle shading and blending without the strong outline style as with other fantasy mini

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Post Game Workshop Everchosen Competition

Everchosen came and went pretty fast over the past weekend. Just some thoughts for the Everchosen competition though. My original plan was to paint the Age of Sigmar Idoneth Deepkin Soul Render. As I was constructing and painting it, it became more of a diorama than a single miniature entry. I wanted to enter the Everchosen category, though I knew the diorama would fit the open category. I decided to stay focus and on target to still do an entry for the everchosen. I managed to pick up Lotann, Warden of the Soul Ledgers from the store and get it done in time. I submitted my entry at the official Game Workshop store, did not managed to get into any ranks. As for the Idoneth Deepkin Soul Render, I will take my time to complete it and experiment with it following the original idea I had for it. Stay tuned… What I did learn from this, is, the choice of miniature to choose for a competition matters a lot. I knew my choice was not a good one to create any impact impression, still I went ahead with the Idoneth

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Jentastic’s Drunken Brush Goop Review vs Master’s Brush Cleaner

Brush cleaner is one of the important essential tools that one should have in his painting arsenal. Especially if you are using sable brushes, a good brush cleaner will definitely keep the sable brushes at its tip top condition pointed and last a long while! I have been using the Master’s Brush Cleaner for a long time ever since I am into this painting hobby. When it comes to brush cleaner, most painters would definitely recommend Master’s Brush Cleaner. Master’s Brush Cleaner does its job well, clean up and at the same time it conditions the bristles. Until recently I came across a brush cleaner called Jentastic’s Drunken Brush Goop. Shoshie’s Magnificent Mini Painting reviewed it and it seems to does an amazing job. Then I came across another site Fields of Blood talking about Jentastic’s Drunken Brush Goop being better than Master’s Brush Cleaner. This made me curious and I decided to order some to try it out. Right out of its 2oz pot container, the Jentastic’s Drunken Brush

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40k Thousand Sons Scarab Occult Terminators

When Games Workshop released the new Thousand Sons, though I am not into collecting them, I can only wish that I had those new miniatures to paint with. And wow, my wish came true, one of my clients wanted to start the new Thousand Sons army. Definitely was an excitement moment for me to get my brushes and paint ready. The first project to start was the Scarab Occult Terminators. The terminators were awesome and fun to assemble. The only setback was the poses for the terminators, a bit far too stiff looking, if only they are in a more dynamic pose. Other than that, the details were amazing. Client wanted a different colour scheme from the Game workshop ones for his Terminators squad. Started off with the colour scheme, Baldes of Magnus, from the codex. Its the reversed style from the default Game workshop painted ones. The main colour was painted with gold and the outline and trim were in Citadel Thousand Sons Blue, followed by highlight of Citadel Ahriman Blue. Well, though the Terminators pose were a bit

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40k Blood Angels and Death Company Assault Squad

I have 2 clients having 40k Blood Angels army. In other words, guess I have been painting or will be painting quite a lot of Blood Angel Space Marines. Death Company and Blood Angels assault squad, death from the sky! The Blood Angel assault squad was done in the usual shade of Blood Angel colours. Based it with Citadel Mephiston Red and washed it with Carroburg Crimson. Next, its highlighted with Mephiston Red and Evil Sunz Scarlet. Black I would say, its one of the most challenging shade to paint for a Space Marine. I blended and the edges of the Death Company Space Marines with Citadel Administratum Grey and Chaos Black. Thereafter, the edges were edge highlighted with white to give a more sharper feel. Think I will have more Death Company to paint in the coming projects… Cheers!

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40k Eldar Windraiders

Completed this squad of Eldar Windraiders a while back. Totally forgotten all about it until I was sorting out my photos. Recalled this was a urgent project and the Windraiders came and left. Had the squad of Windraiders painted in the same blue colour scheme as client’s Eldar squad colour. The Eldar pilot was done in a grey shade and a white helmet design. The stripe design on the Windraiders I had to mask it with a Tamiya masking tape forming a V shape design, thereafter, painting the stripe design with a thinned down grey and then highlighted it with white. Though I painted the stripe with thinned paint over few layer, I still get a little of painted built up at the edges of the masking. After the removal of the masking tape, with a little clean up with extra fine sandpaper, everything looks good to roll out! Cheers!

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40k Space Wolves Bjorn The Fell-Handed

I guess this had to my first 40k Space Wolves project. Completed this Space Wolves Dreadnought Bjorn The Fell-Handed a while back. The colours were standard Space Wolves design which was nothing to shout about. I added battle damages and paint chipped on random areas of the dreadnought. The back of the dreadnought had be to weathered with black weathering powder from Secret Weapon miniatures to give an engine grinding feel. A snow themed based was requested by client. For the snow, it was a mixture of army painter snow, PVA glue and baking soda powder. I had to experiment with a few mix to get the correct snow feel. On a snow themed base, Bjorn The Fell-Handed, definitely looks ready and awesome! Cheers!

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Daemons Of Khorne Bloodthirster

Managed to complete a Khorne Bloodthirster project quite a while back. I was very pleased with the results. Started off with quite a few research and choice of colour scheme requirement by client for the Bloodthirster. The Bloodthirster as mentioned by my client, was one of his favourite miniature in his Khorne or Daemons army. The colour scheme decided was much to a typical sort of red feel as its with most demons imagined. I had the body, wings and the whip weapon painted as an sub assembly. The body went through layers of washes and glaze followed by fine highlights. The wings were painted using wet blending techniques over many layer to obtain a near smooth gradient feel. As the Khorne Bloodthirster was in a leaping sort of pose, I imagined it being summoned and it appeared out from a pile of bones. Did some planning and shopping for the base design. The base is from Dragon Forge base. I managed to get a bag of skulls from Secret Weapon. Assembled the Bloodthirster to the base, and I slowly skull by

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