Sunday, March 27, 2016

Painting Table #11 2016

Let me start by apologizing for the silence. I have been struggling. The following picture explains it all.
Basically I have been using this guy as the test model. At the time this photo was taken he had been stripped 3 times and by the time you see this post he will be stripped again. I have been struggling to get the effect I want. I have made a tiny bit of progress on the other guys but most of the effort has gone into trying to get what I wanted to work right.

Now here is what I have learned through this giant mess.
First, I have been using inks and washes wrong for years. I totally misunderstood what was for what and have actually been using them the opposite of how they should be used. As in I have been using washes like inks and inks like washes. It also seems that what I actually need to try and due to make my models work the way I want is probably trying to make the ink I have into a glaze. I think. So more as I get it done.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Quick update and Spartan Games

Let us start with the quick update. Nothing has been painted as I try and work out my problems with color on spare sprue. I have been cleaning some of the frostgrave minis and built an airfix tank for my oldest. I have also backed the This is not a test kickstarter. I have been actually waiting months for this. So check it out to support a great indie game and get some good deals. For me even just the rule book and shipping is cheaper than getting it printed and bound by a place here in color. I will update when I finish deciding how much I am spending.

Now for Spartan. The recent email I received about there membership deal is interesting. It is something you see often if you play free MMORPG's. I think it has the possibility of being a good thing. The price is also reasonable. Many years ago now, like 15, the FLGS I went to did a similar idea for 50 a year and they gave you a tshirt and a special deal when buying a bunch of 40k or fantasy. If it wasn't for me only needing 1 more box of models from them to complete the forces I have between two systems I would be tempted. The freebies they are showing as the first ones are decent overall and offer something for just about all of their core games. The discount is also as good as most online retailers for their products. I look forward to seeing how this develops in the long term.

That is all for now. More as I get stuff done.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Paunting SOS and an FYI

Let us start with the FYI. Shapeways is doing free shipping on orders over $25 till March 13. So it is a great time to grab stuff.

Now the big question that I need help with. I have been trying to figure out how to do the purple and bone white on my plague models. But have hit a road block on how to get the blending right without going to far. Any suggestions would be great. I use vallejo game color paints mainly.

Thanks for any suggestions in advance.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Painting Table #10 2016

Sorry for the long silence. I basically have been playing video games instead of painting. So these guys took much longer than normal. That finishes up all of the deadzone enforcers.
Next up will be all the the deadzone plague models. 

Not much to report otherwise hopefully I will be back on track soon. More as  I get it done. So that is 17 more models done.