Tuesday, July 31, 2012

1st Attempt at a Tutorial

This is the Primer I use for all my Miniatures, it provides a nice even coat I haven't had any issues with all the cans I have used.
1st step is to clean up all the mold lines and primer them, it goes without saying by the pictures i totally assemble my miniatures. I believe if you can't see it it doesn't need paint.

Here this miniature is primed and ready for painting

the next step for this guy is a Base coat of Bathaser gold

After the base coat is dry I apply a Heavy wash of Agrax earth shade

After the base coat and wash are dry I applied a HEAVY dry brushing of Gehenna's gold with a wash of Reikland flesh shade to bring out the reds and yellows in the gold.

After the previous steps I took a LIGHT dry brushing of P3 solid gold

Here you can see the armor done and moving into blocking in the wings sword and guns, I used Celestra grey for the base coat on the wings P3 coal black for the sword and Chaos Black for the guns.

Here you can see the wings finished, Base coated as above, apply a wash of Asurman blue once that's dry I applied a Administration grey  dry brush over the whole wing, then it was Ulthuar Grey on the Bottom 3/4ths of the wing leaving 1/4th of previous color showing then it was a Praxel white on the bottom 1/4 of the wing leaving the previous shades showing.

Here you can see the red on the red parts being applied that consisted of Mesphiostion red , followed by evil sunz scarlet, then wild rider in the bottom corners with a dot of white to give the impression of a gem.

This was my first attempt at a tutorial for armor and wings, thou I don't show the other parts I will post finished pictures of them and comment on what I did to achieve the final finished miniatures. This is a decent first attempt at a tutorial IMO for armor and wings using Mostly the new GWS paints. If you have any questions please comment and I will try to answer them if I can.

Hobby Area and clean up

As you can see my Hobby Area is IMO a mess.. I have moved to a second desk to the right of this picture. I have decided after doing some research to swap out my Paint POTS for dropper bottles. I found a website 1/2 ounce bottles with Controlled dropper plugs to swap out my paints for more control of measurement and no mess. Mini funnel to transfer paints with. Also going to add some Flow aid to the bottles to help thin them a bit. I'm attempting to improve my painting area and style of painting so i can focus on improving my painting skills more. I have also Invested in some different Paint companies like P3 paints, and Vallejo Paints to my collection.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Games Day In Review.

Well I attended Games Day Chicago Yesterday, I met Les from www.awesomepaintjob.com really nice Guy. I met James Wappel from wappellious.blogspot.com I've been following his blog for awhile and finally got to meet the man behind the amazing Paint jobs he makes look easy. I have alot of Pictures so take a look if you want. In Hind sight, I would say they need more things to do at Games Day, the build a battle board was finished before they actually had used up their allotted times so if you wanted to do it later you were SOL. the Build a building area line was so long you had to wait 2 to 3 hours in a line to do it, with no guarantee you could get into it. I think for the size hall they had they could have added doubles of the areas they had, lots of dead space with nothing in it. Basically Games day seemed to be a Giant store, which ironically had the largest area of the hall. I guess not ironic at all. The gaming area could of been bigger, I think they need to bring back the Grand Tournaments IMO was fun when i did them. Over all it was a fun day, had a few hiccups with the bus travel being 2 hours late...etc..etc.. but great times all around. Looking forward to next year, and attending Gen-con and maybe Adaptacon who know?