Friday, 28 April 2017

Salute minis and some Germans painted up

 Was inspired by Salute as any wargamer would be so enjoyed painting up my haul so far
 Crooked dice  heroes cops, Huge henchman and man from 2000 as  always spot on miniatures a joy to paint.
 Well yes i had to buy the Crooked dice new female minions  just fantastic minis and will feature in my games, superb  sculpts.
 I had the pleasure of purchasing the new Dr who game from Warlord and painted the Daleks inside excellent miniatures
 the other  force were the Cybermen included in the game nice miniatures and  the game is great value
Had these finished from before x mas and finally got round to base and  actually finish of there plastic Germans  from warlord games again

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Salute 2017

 Was invited again to help at Wargames  Foundry stand at Salute this year, so along with my best mate Alec we set off again, Saturday early we  made our way to the  huge hall and started setting up the stand, lots of hands and very hard work created a great stand and all the miniatures , books and paints to sell.
 Maria and steve manned the Warmonger stand beside us , I did not have  much time for pictures so excuse the coverage , i had a list of minis and people to see as normal so fitted in where I could, I believe i missed a few good people  but manged to complete my wants list to about 95%, the hall is massive and never had time to see the  vast amount of great display games on show to which i enjoy so much.
 The high light was getting a copy of the new warlord games DR Who game and  found them set up and delighted to meet the crew and meet Alan and have a short but excellent chat, the display looked fantastic with lots of previews and   things Dr Who 
 A fast group picture please forgive my skills, the great Wayne and co, Wayne is a joy to speak too and we missed  our convention chat , but the convention again is so vast and busy. 
 The fantastic Emma who is a joy to be in her company we had many laughs, and in yellow the  legend that is Steve. 
 The master of IHMN Craig who found us in the melee, a pleasure to see him always
 A great Oldhammer  and friend James 
 Perhaps the best part  ever I got to meet Tabitha Lyons Cosplayer beauty who was promoting Wild west Exodus at the show. dressed at the Legendary Captain Nimue 
 Lovely to talk to and I got a kiss of her so  very happy Tony (yes not washing my face forever now)
 Paul another old hammer who is a joy to talk to  was there and said hello, will see him and the next BOYL
 And the great Dave Wood along with Mark Stevenson of the Asgard  miniatures page, always a great chat about  old miniatures. 
 Had like i said little time for other pictures but had to take these of the warlords demo game astonishing table and miniatures

 My loot from the convention Dr who game, Infinity book and LTD minis, bombshell miniatures, a Wild west  Exodus mini of Nimue,, Hasslefree fix, Fenris games lost world minis care of the great Ian, Crooked dice large order the female minions and others and lastly Perry miniatures  British.

Friday, 14 April 2017

Triumvirate of the Imperium

 I at last bough this GW plastic set at Cannon Wargames show, I have wanted it for a time. I was so impressed by the quality of the product when i opened it, GW has mastered there art of plastics. I took my time to glue and enjoyed the experiance, the miniatures go together like  a dream.
 The main man i wanted for my  30-40K army is the huge Belisarius Cawl. One hell of miniature, I took my time to paint using my wet pallet and GW and Foundry paints, I learn on such to give  time to dry before the next coat and some times after washes  leave 24 hours. I think he looks the part

 The next was Saint Celestine and her bodyguards Eleanor and Genevieve, Impressive miniatures, great dynamics, painting I took  time on the whites and   I like them.
Lastly Inquisitor Greyfax, a superb pose miniature even for plastic. very nice  to paint also.

Overall a brilliant kit and  a joy to make and paint, GW just gets better and better!

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Stormcast Vangard, Slambo and Veridyan painted up

 After along time of no painting time or even  mojo to do any I bought a selection of the new GW pieces and here are the results I believe it has infused me. Painted using Foundry and GW paints using my wet pallet, it does make life easy!. the GW Adeptus Sororitas Canoness Veridyan, a must buy for me great miniature to my collection
 Well i had to buy this one a new cersion of the  Chaos Sambo miniature again enjoyed so much painting this  one.
 The Stormcast vanguard caught my eye and I must say the  plastics are of the very highest quality, great looking miniatures
 Gryph -hounds  from GW another must buy
 And the best till last these are perhaps the  best plastics i have ever seen the  pose and dynamics are  amazing Vanguard Palladors. a joy to paint up i hope i did them justice?

Sunday, 5 February 2017

More wet pallet Conan miniatures finished off

 Two more finished off thought I would share , yes the paint is still wet and very usable I think the Pallet is a huge time saver and enables simple blending.

Friday, 3 February 2017

Using a wet pallet to paint my Conan miniatures

 I was shown and then pursued the  advantages of a wet pallet for my miniature painting. i have been painting miniatures since I was 12 , so very old dog new trick?. I purchased a wet pallet tray. deciding to paint the miniatures from my Conan game I laid out my paints and brushes and slowly  took the path.
 Reading wand watching some of the fantastic videos on the net i cleaned and sprayed the one 's I wanted to paint first.
 A base white  and prepared the tray for the wet palette , I found more water than expected was required learning as one goes
 I put on basic colours and  ensured all were covered in at least a coat, the pallet does make the the paint more loose and this  was pleasing as I could return to the pallet to touch up or  do a part missing with the paint still wet.
 I then  used 2 washes one  Reckland flesh on the skin then Nulm oil on the clothing ad weapons, allowing it to dry completely.
 I decided to paint the Conan first once dry, using the wet pallet I built up  perhaps only 3 layers of thin paint on the skin to get the effect, the pallet again providing an ease of mixing the 2 colours used  kislev flesh being the high light,
 I then worked on the  fur and leather armour and steel slowly picking out  areas and  built up  what i desired

 I like a  vibrant highlight on my miniatures as most  know, so after  letting it dry I returned and  edged some parts and lines to make it stand out the eyes i only dark brown lines.
 high lighted  the  gold and fur to the highest   to ensure they stood out content I then  as always gave the flesh a very thing wash of Seraphim sepia to bnd the whole skin
 Finishing the base off so far (I am undecided on what  end result of the bases will be!)

A final pic i highlighted the skin  a bit and  thought id add the picture

Ian so far impressed by the end result not professional standard but my gaming    miniature collection

The pallet views so far, I find it is easier to work once you have colours on the pallet and  yes they varnish some times but easy to replace . the  thinning of the paint is  a good thing and  being able to return  very  good and saves time. the  over all thought I will use this  and hopefully get  a more easy painting time. I would suggest at least to any painter  to give it a try. I have always used  layers and  perhaps  block paint to my miniatures , this gives a flow and I would say saves  on opening bottles and lids and paint in general.

As always my views only not  wrote in stone. I will post pics of the rest when finished. thanks for looking at my blog as  always .
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