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Since I can't concentrate on one thing but compulsively begins to poke the next shiny I've also started on this old troll. Although for now I've settled with just priming him. I usually prime with white, but I'm going to try black. I haven't decided on what skincolor yet. What do you think? Green:ish, brown:ish, grey:ish?






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The gnolls basecoated.



I forgot to take a picture before they where dipped in floor polish. Now that I see them finished I think I should have gone with a lighter brown for the skin.




And here is Captain Whistlocke sporting a base coat. I'm on the fence wheter or not to use gold or silver for the metal "buttons" on the top tabard.



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I'm back from my vacation and ready to resume painting! I wanted to finish Captain Whistlocke before I left, but didn't have time to make any progress. So now I'm procrastinating about how to continue so for the time being I'm moving on with a high priority mini: Ulfred from Hasslefree Miniatures.


Primed with white drybrushing.



Somewhat basecoated with some blacklining.





Ever since I started painting (or at least since I discovered that mini's should be primed prior to being painted) I have prefered a white base. Since I don't have the patience necessary to paint with many thin layers I always had trouble getting the paint to stick to a black primed mini. So white was my color of choice. But the citadel spray I used started to get increasingly expensive I started looking for a alternative. The white replacement I found left a vague blank finish and I got the same problem I previously had with the black primer. But now I'm trying out a black base + white dry brush that I've seen some use here in the WIP section, and so far I like it.


1) The primer is cheaper

2) I don't have any trouble (yet) with the color sticking

3) I don't get the annoying white dots I used to get when I miss a spot.

4) I don't have to paint metal areas with black as I used to do.


So far I think it's a win-win. Although I haven't completed any miniature yet though :) And I do worry alittle that the miniatures will have a darker finish that will not resonate well with all the other miniatures in my collection that I've already finished.

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