Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Black undercoats, metal, plastics and resin

I have had a bit of a break from painting lately because I have been really busy with work and studying but I'm going to start a couple of dwarf of Mid Nor using a black undercoat.

Here's the dwarfs as painted by the amazing guys at Rackham.

Its something I have been wanting to try for a while and after I started following a new blog I found: Wargaming Tradecraft from N++ in particular an article on black primer stirred my interest again.

I have always been aware of black primer and have read a few articles on it years ago but never bothered giving it a go, to be honest sometimes I never undercoat figures at all.  I quite like to paint onto bare metal and have the detail at crisp as possible.  I suppose that's one of the reasons I avoid plastics too the detail is just a bit less than metal and as soon as the undercoat goes on your hiding that little bit more.

Talking of detail I fancy getting some resin miniatures to try out, the stuff over at Studio Mcvey is looking really good I wouldn't mind having a go at painting some of these.

Anyway I digress ...

I already have the two dwarfs assembled, filed, and undercoated in black, I will keep a track of my progress on them and keep you updated.  I'm really looking forward to starting them, just gotta find the time...

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Completed Dwarfs

I have finally finished painting my three dwarfs heres some pics:

I am quite pleased with the result, the only things I am not that happy with are the dodgy eyes and the non metallic metal on the swords, I just couldn't get the blends smooth and the paint started to dry and a lot of graininess creeped in.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A few more layers

I managed to get a bit of time tonight to take a few pictures of my work in progress:

The figure on the centre is more or less finished just need to do the base and a few touch ups, it not until you get a close up picture that you start to see all the flaws in all there glorious detail :(  Im not so happy with the blending but I have been having a bit of trouble with Intermediate blue, the pigment seems to sink into the binding agent really quickly, like five or six minutes and you can start to see the separation!!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

... long time no post ...

Well I haven't posted here for ages, I have been so busy playing guitar and learning new stuff for work that I just haven't had the opportunity to get stuck into painting, hopefully thats going to change and I can finish of the Rackham Dwarfs I started and make a start on all the other stuff I haven't even started yet.

I recently got a new Digital SLR too so hopefully I can get some good pictures to show you the work in progress...

Until next time...