Another quick up date and another three Arab archers from Essex Miniatures.Day 15 - 11 figures completedMore to follow shortly.Cheers for now.
A work in update on some 28mm Undead figures from Mithril Miniatures and Citadel.Top left is a Mithril Miniatures Wight. Base coated white then painted with Technical paint Nighthaunt Gloom. The dried figure has then been worked upto what you see using the Gloom paint mixed with white. Bloody marvelous effect can be obtained here. Citadel really need to expand this range as this really does give good results. Top right and bottom left shows two Citadel wights. Both have been painted using layers. The top figure using Vallejo Game Colours Scruvy, Jade and Foul Green with a final touch of white added in. The second wight has been using Foundry Teal AB & C again with some white added as a final highlight. Lastly some Citadel Skeleton base coated in Army Painter Skeleton Bone waiting for the next stage of painting. Some other pieces are nearing completion and will hopefully be shown in the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge next week. Hmmm, some of the pics could be better. Chee
Below is the first submission from this year's Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge or AHPC IX for short. The figures are all from 15mm.co.uk and are a part of a HOTT army that grows yearly. One stand of archers and one of crossbows; plus skirmishers from each.There will be a few more for this army in the remainder of the challenge which will complete the army for the time being.All the figures are painted with base, wash and dry brush for a table top standard suitable for this scale.The composite picture will become a feature in the blog from know on, allowing different angles to be shown together.Next will be work in progress on a long stalled project.Cheers for now
First post of the New Year, so let's not delay over much.Best wishes to everyone and may your brushes never splay.Quick work in progress picture to start 2019 off with.These are from a long stalled project that is the Late Romans. As the original army is being rebased at present to 60mm fronts to suit ADLG, a few gaps are appearing during the rebasing of the same. Thankfully, there were more than enough of these Gripping Beast figures to fill in the ranks when they are rebased. It will be interesting painting these to match their previously painted figures as my painting style has changed a bit since 2006/7 when these where completed. All the more fun!Only 15 days into this years AHPCIX and the plans are changing already. Nothing new there. Cheers for now
After over twenty years service the faithful paint pot finally gives in and dries up.Never been a colour to see extensive use however; always useful when painting armour and metallics in general.Now to try Foundry 35C Spearpoint. How will it compare and will it last the next twenty years?Cheers for now.
The third 30days30 miniatures painting challenge has ended successfully reaching the target set.Shown below are:28mm - 8 including 1 piece of scatter terrain15mm - 21 infantry figures1/300th - 6 e-boats (not in picture)Painting different scales and periods provides different foci and motivations.The 28mm figures allow more expression and detail to be shown. These are painted with more focus on creating the best effect of light and shade through the use of layers and washes to do so. Increasingly, the focus is on figures as individuals rather than figures within a unit; this is regardless of the figures being part of a warband or larger unit. Realism is a part of this; even with fantasy figures as still looking for colours to look right and correct for the materials used. Sorry, no flurescent pinks here.With the 15mm and smaller figures the massed effect is more relevant and a quicker and less detailed painting style is used. Self coloured undercoats help with this, for example; if the robes are to be white th
This 30 days 30 miniatures painting challenge has come to an end. Below are the last figures painted for this challenge; a solitary Norman from Foundry and 18 Arabs from Essex.Two different scals and two very different painting styles. The 15mm figures are painted using block and wash whilst the 28mm figure is layered from base colour to highlight.Will post a full review of this challenge shortly.Day 30Figures painted: 30Cheers for now