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#222

Okay, the last of my Crucible Guard (WarMachine) models are almost done for Adepticon (big gaming convention across the border in Chicago).

Also, I need 3 JSA models (Infinity) for that convention as well, and you can see them started here. I was hoping to use the airbrush, but no time for that. Just going to do a really basic 3-colour scheme and then call them done (red armour, gray cloth, dark-gray weapons, washes, done). Oh, plus glue on some ash-flock onto the bases… Adepticon requires all models be painted and based, and I want to be DONE by tomorrow, so that’ll be it.

And then maybe a bit of a break… and then (re)paint everything for Blackstone Fortress, albeit at a MUCH slower pace. And with the airbrush (hopefully it’ll be warm enough that I can open the windows to vent it by then!).


#223

My girlfriend got me an airbrish for my birthday, so I wanted to give it a shot. First is my base coat and some highlights using cheap folkart paints thinned with water. Details and metallics done with standard miniature paints


#224

Need better quality photos, but here’s a WIP that has been done completely with airbrushing so far.


#225

I bought this Reaper Bones mini, because I liked the shape of it and I liked the fur cloak, but I didn’t really like the face or the fact that it’s basically just wearing underwear.
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Given this model was really cheap, not very high quality, and I don’t actually like it all that much, I’ve been experimenting a little bit with green stuff (which I still don’t particularly like using). I wish I had taken a progress shot before the mini was primed and painted, so you could more easily see the changes I made. I ended up sculpting a beard, a fur shirt, and a ragged tunic with hood. I also experimented on the base with two-part epoxy, baking soda, and white paint to try to capture a churning water look.

I also did a werewolf, sans green stuff, which was much less of a struggle.


#226

That is amazing! You made that mini so much cool, IMO! What’s the green stuff though? A sculpting putty?


#227

Hard to tell from a single angle, but the green stuff seems to have integrated seamlessly! Great work on the beard.


#228

Green stuff is two-part epoxy putty normally used to fill cracks (the parts are yellow and blue, which makes it green when combined). It dries rock hard, but looks a bit like play-doh before it hardens. However, it’s very sticky, so it doesn’t behave like play-doh at all. Kind of frustrating to work with, but you can’t exactly use something like polymer clay, since plastic and ovens don’t play well together, and air-drying clay is very brittle.


#229

Having completed my painting for Adepticon, I turn to personal projects once again. In this case, I have the day off so I am trying to paint all (or most) of the minis for Blackstone Fortress.

… again. But whatever! That’s fine. I’ll get 'em done.


#230

Are those all different colors of spray primer? Or is that just the base coat?

If primer, damn, you have a lot of different primers! :smiley:


#231

Judging by the paint (and the glove) it’s miniatures paint through an airbrush. Correct me if I’m wrong!


#232

Yeah, airbrush paint for the basecoat and some light (probably TOO light, but I am trigger-shy when it comes to highlighting) contrasts.

I basecoated all the heroes in white and all the villains in black, mostly because I want the heroes to stand out a bit more and white primer really helps do that. On the flipside, the black primer on the villains will mute their colours somewhat (I hope!).


#233

I really liked what you did with the Crucible Guard figures, they had a vibrancy with the contrast of the vivid bright blue and the muted tones of the bodies. I know you’re going to make these Blackstone minis pop.


#234

Thanks! I appreciate. I am… well, let’s say less convinced about my abilities (although I do like how the Crucible Guard turned out).

For example: I picked up an “Ambot” (a robotic version of an Ambull, which is a big bug-creature-thing that’s an expansion for Blackstone Fortress) to use an an alternate version of the Ambull…

I know that in theory the blue-tinted undercoat with the red-tinted highlights is supposed to “work”… but I dunno. It doesn’t look quite right to me? Maybe it will after I finish all the detail work. I dunno.

Anyway, I am working on these two heroes (again):



#235

I usually work with GW stuff - lots of armour, skulls etc. but the Dungeons & Doggies kickstarter delivered not too long ago and I’ve been working on something a little different.

This good boi is a submission for their facebook group painting comp. Got a pretty good reaction from folk so far so I decided to show off here as well :smile:


#236

I’ve been playing around with some more Reaper Bones minis.



#237

How did you manage the water on the base?


#238

I used this stuff. https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/armor-coat-quick-setting-epoxy-adhesive-28-4-ml-0671442p.html#srp You can get similar products for $2 at dollar stores near me.


#239

I am absolutely brand new to miniature painting and so is my partner, so we thought we would give it a go and see how it went. She did the tenactle head and I did the maggot beast. I’d say my technique is erm… In need of polish haha. But the effect works for me.


#240

What are those from? Are they part of a game, or standalone minis?


#241

They’re from Mansions of Madness 2nd edition. From some expansions