Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Fantasy Project Update

I've been scouring eBay and managed to pick up some Chaos Thugs, Beastmen, Cult of the Possessed and Chaos Hounds.

I'm choosing Chaos themed minis because I want more of Michael Moorcock feel to this project, specifically the first 4 Corum books.

I managed to paint up a few more miniatures that still need basing. I have base colors down on 4 or 5 more that need highlighting and detail work.

Still love my micro pens!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Some New Techniques

So I ended up selling a lot of my old school miniatures haul over at the LAF.
It was nice getting to spread the luck around a little bit. I have a few left though and I started going to work on them.

I have been experimenting with a few new techniques with them.

First off I primed my latest batch of miniatures differently.
Normally I prime black and dry-brush white.
This time, I started with a light brown primer (grey would work as well), followed by a top down white primer, followed by a black wash.
I noticed the the base colors went on very smooth and required a lot less work. I'm really happy with the results.
Next, I purchased a brown and a black Micro Pen for drawing on pupils. It would normally take several tries to even get something passable if I just used a brush.
I was really pleased with the results. Just see for yourself.

Top down white primer over brown, black wash, nearly finished product

Micro pen pupils
Another view

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Got some terrain painted

I finally replaced my brick walls that I use to make small courtyard areas for my buildings.
I also made some stone walls and painted another building.
The paintjobs are all "table ready" but they do need a lot of details tidied up.

Mummy Extermination Service

Unless those are silver bullets, you might need a bigger gun!

"Haunted, preposterous! I have never heard anything more silly in my life!"

And that was the last anyone one ever saw of the daring Ms. Thistle.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

More Scale Comps

Red Orc over at LAF requested some Brigade Games scale comps, so I took a few pictures.
Some sit a little higher on their bases than others but I think you can get the idea.

Blue Moon, Brigade Games, Pulp Figures, EM4

Lead Adventure Mini, Westwind, Brigade Games, Black Tree Designs

Brigade Games AC57, Foundry, Brigade Games, Games Workshop

Old School Miniature Pay Dirt!

So I've been really inspired by some of the old school miniature projects I have seen going on over at LAF. There's something really cool about finding an old neglected miniature and giving it a little TLC.
So I've been checking ebay a lot and doing some bidding, only to watch the sale prices sore out of control.

Recently I bid on some miniatures and actually won the bid! The photo was pretty horrible. I could barely make out slotta's so I assumed most of them where old GW. I counted maybe 60 miniatures in the picture.

I figured "What the hell, I'm in a gambling mood" and bid on them, even though I couldn't really see what they were.

This is what I got:

What a haul! 100 plus totally awesome miniatures. It's amazing what fun and funky miniatures GW used to make. I really lucked out on this purchase!

I'm really going to enjoy painting these fellows.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Finished Brigade Games Models

Well, at least I thought they were finished. After I took pictures of them, I saw a thing or two, here and there, that I'd like to touch up on a few of them. Small stuff so I will not rephotograph the changes.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Brigade Models Based

I hate basing. It's pretty tedious, but I'm always amazed how much better everything looks afterwards.
Nothing special here just sand, a few rocks, glue and paint.
I just need to do final touch ups and and add a little static grass.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Last of the Brigade Games WIPs

So it's the last of the Brigade Games WIPs.
I'm not particularly thrilled about how these two came out.
They still need a lot of work.

The whole lot.

More Victorian Age Gangsters

A few more WIPs.
I have two more minis from my Brigade Games purchase to go. Then I start over with all the touch ups and basing. I've noticed that photos really help to identify problem areas with my minis.