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1/72 scale plastic medieval/fantasy characters

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 I was idling yesterday and decided to paint up a few 1/72 scale plastic figures to add to the portable gaming set up I'll be taking to Gencon.  These figures are a mix of old Airfix and other more modern manufacturers; I don't think any two are from the same maker or set.

 

I'm not entirely happy with the painting; my hands are steady enough and my magnification is good enough for the size of the figure, but I'm working toward trying to predict/plan/produce the right paint consistency to apply it with a Winsor Newton 000 brush without being so gloppy that it dries on the way to the miniature, nor yet so runny that it spreads as soon as it touches the miniature.  At least they all meet the three foot viewing distance guideline for tabletop gaming.

 

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So my theory on these guys is that I am painting them as though I were on the road for an extended period, so I’m getting as much painting entertainment as I can out of them, even though I won’t really see it on the table when I game with them later. 

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38 minutes ago, 72moonglum said:

Very cool Rob! When you talk about paint consistency, are you priming these before painting them?

 

Yes.  I think these were a mix of hand applied acrylic gesso and sprayed plastic bonding Rustoleum or Krylon primer.

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Better'n I did with some of the same pieces... Lovely work!

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