Saturday, 28 July 2012

80% complete

I decided to add two new skeletons to the group (back) so they are at the dipping phase.

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Thursday, 12 July 2012

What is best in life ?

Skeleton shield design completed, does Conan the barbarian ring a bell ?

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Alternative paint palettes

I found these in my local Pound shop, 24 plastic plates for £1. A much cheaper alternative to overpriced artists palettes, (you can clean and reuse them too). The base is raised so you can remove paint off the brush easily. I'm sure they would be good for acrylics, water colours etc.

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Dipping Skeletal Warriors - side project

I thought I'd try the Army Painter 'Dipping' quickshade method with some of my old mini's.

Step 1 - Attaching to bases and selecting parts

Step 2 - Attaching the weapons and other parts.

Step 3 - Undercoat

Step 4 - First layer, weapons and eye sockets.

Saturday, 7 July 2012

The undead paint

I eventually found my old (15 year old) games workshop paints in the garage, most of them had dried out but some of the inks and washes survived. I did some research on the web and found you can resurrect them by using a mixture of water, Tamiya acrylic thinners and shaking the hell out of the pots. I can also recommend thinning them down until they can be poured into squeezable bottles. (20 bottles = £7 inc delivery - eBay)
The bottles are so much better for two reasons, 1) You can squeeze out exactly how much paint you require without using a brush,  2) mixing colours is now much easier. i.e. 2 drops + 1 drop  = required colour, no more trying to mix and match.

Friday, 6 July 2012

Renate Richter ?

Just found some possible Renate Richter contenders
Renate Richter  

Iron Sky Inspired 28mm Nazi officers


So after working as a Digital Artist on the 'Iron Sky' movie I thought it might be nice to make some 28mm Nazi trooper conversions.

I'm a big fan of movie props and environments in general but this film has such a nice style to it. I've been hunting around the internet  for some basic troopers and officers and found these guys, they arrived yesterday.

The troopers are missing the gas mask, back packs, weapons and various other parts but I've found a few places that supply these items for me to cannibalise and mount on the base miniatures.

< Here is one example of some mini's with gas masks, notice the filter is on the side of the mask :o)
I'll probably go for something like this, file down the nose area and make the stylish trooper helmet out of plastic card.

This is the style of painting I'm going
for, (from left to right). The rest of the mini's can be generic troopers and scouts.

(1) Officer - Wolfgang Kortzfleisch 

(4) Officer - Wolfgang Kortzfleisch  

< Some other generic troopers with longer coats and  potential space dog

Check out the Renate Richter lookalikes