|Yellow-grey putty was used to make the torso and leg.|
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Updated on April 30, 2016. This post will list the variety of putty that I have in my inventory and what I use them for. I use putty for conversions and filling gaps, however, my main interest is to use putty so that I can make use of all the extra bits from the plastic kits. For example, I have extra human heads and arms. I decided to make the torso and legs so that I can make an extra Empire crew member. My sculpting is rather basic and there is a lot of room for improvement! Nevertheless, if I can get better with putty, it will open up an entire new section to my miniature hobby.
Friday, September 25, 2015
The first 51 miniatures I completed, I use White or Black acrylic paint (Apple Barrel) as the undercoat. The paint adheres fairly well to the plastic miniatures. However, for metal miniatures, the Apple Barrel paints have a tendency to peel off from the metal. Currently, I undercoat models with acrylic gesso and found it adheres to metal and plastic miniatures very well.
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
September 12. 2015 to September 21, 2015 - Wrapping up on the Battle Masters Knights, I started work on the heroes from the Dungeons & Dragons Castle Ravenloft board game. I play this cooperative board game with my nephews and nieces. This past Friday was my nephew's birthday, so I decided to paint the miniature he uses the most, Arjhan, first.
|From left to right: Thorgrim Dwarf Cleric; Allisa, Human Ranger; |
Arjhan, Dragonborn Fighter; Kat, Human Rogue; amd Immeril, Eladrin Wizard
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Golden Artist Colors, the varnish dries to touch by 30 minutes and a second coat can be applied in 1-3 hours. The label on the containers states that the varnishes require 1-3 hours to dry and 3-6 hours before you can apply a second coat. From my experience, the drying time is closer to what the website suggested. I think the drying time written on the bottles is to be on the safe side. Flock for the base is added after both varnish coats have been applied.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Sometimes I will post Workshop articles that summarize my painting schemes for common subjects or themes. These articles will act as a reference guide to when I have to paint that particular subject or theme again. The first Workshop article of that type is about painting horses. Horses are prevalent in the fantasy setting whether as mounts for warriors or as workers pulling chariots or wagons down the battlefield. This week, I finished painting my first horse. As there was a lot of armor on them, it made it a bit less daunting to paint. The plan is to update this post as I expand, improve, or revise my painting schemes on horses.
|From left to right: Chestnut (red brown), brown, dark brown, and palomino color schemes|
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
September 7, 2015 to September 14, 2015 - This past week I finished painting all 12 knights and their horses. This week, I will put the final touche to complete them--gluing, basing, and sealing. As I wrapped up on painting these miniatures, I started preparing the next set of miniatures for painting--the adventurers from the the D&D Castle Ravenloft game. Each separate projects will have their own logs.
|Finished painting the knights and horses. Need to glue, base, and seal then I'm done!|
Monday, September 7, 2015
Saturday, September 5, 2015
Warseer, I was asked for a detailed list of what I plan to paint for each army. While writing up that list, it made me think of what I would like to do after completing these starter armies--which is to continue building the small force into a respectable army. The long term plan of building and painting these armies is divided into 4 phases. The first phase is the original plan of 1 hero and 3 units per army. Altogether, I like to refer to this plan as the 4-ic project plan:
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
August 24, 2015 to August 30, 2015 - Hello! This is my first log about what I have been working on since I took a 4 year break from painting. My plan is to post these updates at least on a weekly basis. This past week, I spent 4 days working on the Lord Knights (3) and Imperial Knights (9) from the 1992 Battle Masters war game. These will be used as a Reiksguard Knights / Knightly Order unit for the Warhammer Fantasy Empire Army.
|Base coat for majority of the models completed.|