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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Roman Triarius - Painting Finished

The 'Roman' has completed the next stage with completion of the painting.

I had struggled with the shield design for a time, and finally settled on making a cut-out template from an image of 28mm decal, and used this to spray paint the shape, which was then worked over with a brush for the detail.

For tutorial assistance in painting the face I went here.

The stencil I made

See below for some images ... the photos are a bit dark, but capture the details.

Let me know what you think!

(Next: decorating the base and mounting into a display case - when I source one!)

More Terrain Diversions - Buildings

Painted some building that have been in the cupboard for a while (a long while) ...

From memory (literally) these are from JR Miniatures in the U.S.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Large Scale Roman (WIP)

Just a quick post to show a special project which is in progress on the workbench. A long way from 15mm WW2 and Napoleonics!

He (a Roman Triarii) needs his spear, shield, sword and some base work ...

I'll post again when complete.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Wall Diversion

Just some terrain painting as a diversion from the recent mini painting.

Mostly used an airbrush, with a brush for touch ups, some dry brushing and a final black wash followed by some clean up with water and cue-tips.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Open Fire! Pak 40s - lazy Sunday afternoon

A cold and quiet afternoon here and so after looking at this video I was inspired to do the Pak 40s from the Open Fire! box I received for Father's Day.

For the first time I attempted a modulation technique, along with now more familiar techniques for pin washing, applying a filter, chipping and weathering using enamels.

Hope you like the results. Feel free to leave a comment.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

PSC M4A3 (W) Shermans - Finished!

I have completed the pack of 5 PSC Shermans.

I have tried to weather these more realistically than the Russian Tanks (here) I finished before - still they turned out a bit rougher than I had first intended. Take a look here to see how they looked prior to weathering and completion of details and tracks.

My only disappointment is with the dust effects I achieved with pigments was lost when I applied a coat of gloss varnish (for protection). I need a new method here - maybe I'll try a matt varnish after the dust and that will help keep the dusty look?

Here they are - hope you like them, Leave a comment!