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Having spent the last 4 weeks away from any sort of miniatures (Fun vacation tho!), I'm super eager to paint again, and with my return flight being tomorrow, I thought I'd make this thread as a sort of documentation/to-do list. I want to clear my backlog because I'll be frank I'm sick of staring at unpainted plastic every day and I want to do something remotely productive in these remaining four weeks I have free. I have mostly Warhammer miniatures, though there is some Mantic and Reaper stuff in there.
First of all to be done is this charming fellow.
A Stormcast chap who I first tested sculpting fur on, which I'm reasonably happy with. A closer look at the fur, which does look like guacamole in this picture.
Right now it's a standard basecoat and drybrush fur, but I will re-doing the fur and wet blend it to something like what this fellow has.
Have a nice day!
I haven't seen this posted anywhere else on the boards and did not find anything by searching, but RealmSmith has posted an interview from GAMA on YouTube with Ron and Ed. If this has already been posted, please feel free to nuke this post with extreme prejudice. As YouTube is a commercial site, no link but searching RealmSmith and Reaper will get you there.
Here are my notes:
Pathfinder Paints (!) - 56 new colors, Golarian specific colors, ETA October.
Learn to Paint kit expansions, 6 additional colors each and instructions, 4 expansion sets, ETA June or July.
Pathfinder Learn to Paint kit being worked on.
Decided to put together a little farmstand scene for a basing project. Split pieces of balsa wood to give a rough lumber approach, now I'm considering how to do painting/sealing on it, as I have minimal experience w Balsa.
Want to keep all that little wood grain that popped up when I split them visible. Going to paint it slightly darker with acrylic browns, and then some slightly darker spots and lighter drybrush highlights to accentuate the grain.
Should I gesso, or stain the balsa before working on it?
Can I just work straight on it and seal it with a varnish afterwards?
Any balsa wood experience/suggestions appreciated.
It's that time of year again, the High School Play where my wife, the English Teacher, handles costumes, props, hair and makeup.
This year's play is an amusing comedy called ...
And I was tasked with creating the badge. It started out as an oval of light weight wood from AC Moore or similar store; approximately, 4.5 in by 2.25 in.
I printed a Star out on my computer to size and poked holes into the wood where I wanted the star on the oval. Then I marked the cuts I wanted on the edges to get the "shield" shape for the badge.
Then I added cork pieces in the shape of the 5 points of the star from the middle to build the star.
After hot gluing the pieces down I sanded a bevel into the shape. Then I skimmed the whole thing with DAS air-dry clay to bulk up the background and smooth the star over.
Then sanded it down smooth and sealed it once it had cured.
Then sanded down the seal with some fine grit and primed it white.
From there I painted the background of the badge Reaper Scorched Metal and the star Reaper Honed Steel. Then to set off the star a bit, I pained just the inset top of the star with Vallejo Silver.
I think it came out nice and should show well from the stage. The back just got a nice coating of a craft paint ... specifically Wrought Iron Black like I used to Prime the Marvel Golems.
Of course, it got a heavy coat of Testors Dullcote to seal it all up.
Seeing the play this Friday. The prop will likely get all of 10 seconds of visibility. LOL
But it's all good practice.
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