Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Spent about 2 hours puttying up the gaps in my Netherlord's torso and legs. First time I used greenstuff and must say it compares well with e.g. milliput; easier to use etc.

Also started painting my first Hasslefree Grymn miniature. very impressed with the sculpting, hope I can do it justice.

Saturday, March 05, 2005

Work In Progress - Heresy Netherlord Posted by Hello

Friday, March 04, 2005

When Bottles Break

Gah! Trying to paint, orange paint refusing to come out of the bottle. Shake bottle, squeeze bottle...... Bottle explodes! Or rather, the tip jets off and orange paint splatters:

* Sheet

* Case

* Wall

* Other Miniatures

Needless to say, I'm less than thrilled. Luckily most of the paint comes off, don't think anyone will notice. Whew.

Wonder if there's any clever solution to clogging bottles of Vallejo paint?

Thursday, March 03, 2005

Hotel Room Miniature Painting

As I'm currently away from home for work, I'm having to resort to painting mini's in a hotel room. It's either that or not get any painting done for the next 8 months or so.

Facing this challenge, I made myself something of a survival kit:

* plastic cover for desk; I'm sure hotel staff would frown upon splotches of paint across their desk.

* desklamp ; illumination in the room is not sufficient for painting and I want to have similar light to home. I may do some painting at home and have very poor experiences with painting under differing light; the colour schemes just turn out flawed.

* cup & towel; I'm sure the hotel would object to me using theirstuff to clean my brushes

* transport case; contains too or so Vallejo acrylic paints, inks and acrylic medium. Also a variety of brushes size 1-3 and a few old ones for drybrushing. I don't ''believe" in 000 brushes as a good size 1 will do all detail I care to paint.

* miniatures; approx. 40 15mm figs and 10 25mm figures. Currently in the box are demorworld orcs (finished) and elves (50%) as well as Shadowforge bloodbowl elves

Painting in the hotel works quite well. It's no great hassle to set up stuff now it's packed for transport. Only undercoating and varnishing has to be done at home in the weekends, as I use humbrol there and don't want to stink up the hotel room.