Friday, 22 June 2018

Giant Cyclops of Doom

And another one bites the dust...................

Below are some pictures of a large cyclops that I finished painting this week, the photos show a step by step approach to how I paint my miniatures.


Step 1.
Base paint colours, trying to keep within the lines so that no colours seep onto parts where they shouldn't be.

Step 2.
Once I am happy with the base colours I use Army Painter Quick Shade Dark to add a level of shading to the model.
Then I wait 24 hours for the Quick Shade to dry and work its magic.

Step 3.
Paint with matte varnish to remove the shine from the Quick Shade, plus the varnish is great at protecting the paint from chips and damage.

Step 4.
Once the matte varnish is dry, then add the fine detail and a few more levels of shading.
And add the base detail, this isn't finished yet as I still have to add some shading detail to the base and some lovely green grass.

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

New stuff painted but not all finished yet

I'm slowly running out of room....

Being self-employed sometimes means extended periods of no employment and 2018 has certainly been a tough year so far. Work has been very quiet and I've only really worked 4 months in total so far.

Hopefully that'll all change soon as I have a number of clients who want to interview me about potential fingers crossed..!!

However this extended downtime has it's upside, which is more time being spent with the family, enjoying the unusual hot weather, the World Cup being on TV and also lots more time to spend painting my ever expanding miniature collection.

Here are some new pictures of some models that I have both started and finished in the last week.


Classic D&D Cloaker.
I bought two of these from eBay, they are from Reaper Miniatures.

Enormous book case and books, I bought this at the Salute gaming convention at the Excel centre in London a couple of years ago. I have two of these models, one of which I painted years ago and this one has now been started. I'll add the fine detail at a later date and add the new pictures.

Two new boats to add to my expanding armada of sea worthy vessels.

Curse of Strahd - New models