Monday, May 17, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
What I did...
- removed a couple really small mold scars
- GW Devlan Mud wash
- dry brush of Americana Khaki Tan (cheap acrylic paint from Hobby Lobby)
- highlight of some of the rivets with the Americana Khaki Tan
- painted headlights and some gear
Below are my two favs of the QRF aliens hunter guys. These are taller than most 15mm, but that is not a problem with me. The pack came with 8 figures with a lot of variety. I also picked up some modern Germans and some various armor that I also need to paint. I finished a Bedford Truck, but I need to try a better way of painting headlights, mine look too white.
Sunday, March 7, 2010
- GW Elf Flesh
- GW Ogryn Flesh wash
- GW Bleached Bone and White for the leg bone
Photos shown with 2 previous Peter Pig US Marines that I had painted last year. This was a really nice model and easy to assemble. I also picked up another Humvee with a 50 cal in a cupola mount that I have to finish too. Very impressed with his work and prices. The colors I used were:
- Krylon Ultra Flat Khaki for the base coat
- GW Devlan Mud wash
- GW Bleached Bone for highlights
- Irish Serb Humvee w/ 50 cal
- GZG SciFi Dwellings
- Peter Pig Modern FFL
- QRF Bedford Truck
Monday, February 15, 2010
- Primed with Krylon Camo Flat Black
- Camo (GW Scorched Brown and Tamiya J.A. Green)
- Highlights GW Graveyard Earth
What I Am Working On...
- IrishSerb VBL (1/2 CMP)
- IrishSerb Hummers (0/2)
- Rebelminis Small Alien Walker
- Frothers Zombies
- HO Civilians (from an EBay seller) - very cheap and pretty nice
Sunday, January 31, 2010
One of my other projects is to try and create an ant-centaur 15mm sci-fi race (Scants == Scifi Centaur ANTS). The idea is a larger bulbous back-end with two segments making up the humanoid body part. I wanted them to have a daddy long legs look to them, but with the legs being closer to their body and not as long. I am by no means a sculptor though, so after looking for suitable plastic ants or spiders and finding none (this may have been an easier task during Halloween...) I decided to try and use small beads and went to a craft store and found a few possible candidates.
- Static electricity with small plastic beads == aggravation!
- Super glue sticks to my fingers rather than plastic or metal beads
- Using small metal wire through the beads is promising (pinch one end off and feed the beads on top) and it helps the super glue set between the beads better.
I need to find the best reproducible method to create these and then settle on some body styles and weapons.
Note: I live in Houston, TX and we rarely get weather dry enough or cold enough for static electricity to build up, this weekend the conditions must have been just right. I was going bonkers until I realized what was happening (seriously, small plastic beads were flying 6"-10" away when I was dropping them into the container shown above.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
I finished the year at a -30 minis painted vs minis bought, still not too bad as I painted 95 minis total (I count a pack of 15mm minis as 1). I did not meet my goal of painting more than I bought, 2010 should go better right?
Another goal was to wargame with my minis which I did not do, but I did download Stargrunt II last weekend and have started to read it.
- Khurasan Karks (0 of 8 CMP)