Saturday, October 24, 2009

Work in progress...

Well its not much but here's what I'm working on at the moment.

 I have actually painted some of the base colour on the dwarfs and quickly washed them to bring out a bit of detail. I'm updating this blog a day behind at moment so I will take some more photos as I go on...

It feels like I have forgotten what to do painting wise, I have used various techniques over the years but my tried and trusted method was always as follows:
  • Base colour
  • wash
  • repaint most of base colour
  • add highlights
I wanted to try out more of the layering approach, like what you see on the rackham paintings but I was unsure where to start.  It doesnt feel quite righ using ultra thin layers that dont make much difference until your on the 12th layer, maybe its just me...

Friday, October 23, 2009

New miniatures

Here is a pictures of my recent purchases from I bought a total of 9 packs, I love Rackham miniatures, its a pity they have stopped producing the lead lines. I got some goblins, dwarfs, and orks. At the bottom is the free miniatures I got from be sure to check out the special offers, I got the fantasy set and the laserburn set. The first miniatures I ever painted were laserburn although I didnt know what the were called at the time!

I have prepared three of the dwarfs that didnt need any assembly, and all of the laserburn miniatures, it took ages to remove all the flash lines. I managed to get them undercoated ready for painting too.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

New Paints

As I mentioned in my last post I have got a new set of 38 paints. I got the paint from SnMStuff as they do a wide variety of Vallejo Model Colour sets from 6 to 48. I spent ages trying to figure out what colours I might need to start painting but finally managed to come up with 38 including the thinner and glazes etc. The closest I could find was a set of 36 but not wanting to decide which 2 colours to drop I emailed them and asked if they could do me a set of 38 and they agreed! So they put a custom item on their website for me. That's what I call service! They arrived very quickly too so I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone, they were very friendly and helpful.

Here's my new paints in all their glory!

I painted a colour swatch sheet too, well my wife Lynsey kindly painted them in for me!

I think I got a pretty good selection of colours. There may be a medium blue missing from my set but its nothing I cant mix.

Next time I'll post the selection of miniatures Ive bought.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

First post...

This is my blog on painting and modeling miniatures, yes its a little sparse, the banner is too large and the colours are not quite right, Ill get to that, eventually... :)

I started painting when I was about 12 or 13 maybe younger, I'm 34 now. It was back when Games workshop used to be a more a independent company rather than the beast it is now, when all the figures in a squad or regiment were different, when the prices were reasonable! The first game I owned was Laserburn which was written by Brian Ansell, it was the precursor to Warhammer 40k, this was quickly followed by blood bowl, Warhammer Fantasy battle, Traveller, Rune Quest, Call Of Cthulhu, and Warhammer 40k, I mainly painted the 25mm Citadel miniatures which are now long out of production, I also had a small collection of 15mm Traveller and Laserburn figures which I fondly remember.

A few years ago I sold of all my paints as well as most of my old games and most of my miniatures but recently I have been thinking about starting again, I finally succumbed and ordered a set of 38 Vallejo paints, some Rackham Confrontation miniatures, and got a set of 15mm Laserburn figures.

Ill post some pictures of all my brand new paint and miniatures. Then Ill have to get to work on painting them!