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  • giorgis 11:54 am on February 8, 2021 Permalink | Reply
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    Miniatures pt34 – Xenos 

    Trying different manufacturers, here’s a bunch of xenomorphs from QRF miniatures sci-fi range.

    The Aliens and Facehuggers were almost the same pose per pack, so I’m going to show only one of each. The Predators were more lively with a separate pose for each and nicely sculpted.

    Getting them right was a challenge and I’m not 100% sure I’ve got the best result, but it’s quite close. Painting them involved a lot of tinting and washing.

    Also something went wrong with the final mat varnish and it left white streaks around the base. Thankfully I only varnished around the base rim on that step, which can be easily fixed.

    Considering that, maybe the problem is that not all of the rim was painted, so the varnish had nowhere to stick to, and it just run down and pooled as it couldn’t hold on to the bare plastic.

    Alien
    Facehugger
    Predator
    Predator
    Predator
    Predator
    Predator
    Predator
    Predator
    Predator
     
  • giorgis 3:32 pm on January 24, 2021 Permalink | Reply
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    Miniatures pt33 – Wood Elves 

    Here’s my Wood Elf Warband from the Blighthaven line of the Demonworld range of Ral Partha Europe.

    With these, I have finished my non-mounted/mounts/beasts miniatures from Ral Partha. With BREXIT changing the way goods enter into EU, I expect to have some serious increase to cost when ordering from UK-the holy land of miniature manufacturers. Until July I will be able to keep the cost low when ordering small packages, but after that time, unless a new trade deal occurs, my choices will be very limited.

    I’ve ordered some pill bases for my mounts so, until that arrives, I’ll either switch to historics/ancients or go sci-fi.

    I’m also considering making a tutorial of my painting technique, but I need to decide on the medium. Video or Pictures with text. Maybe a mix of both.

    Now to the wood elves. I decided to go with an old school color scheme (like most of my painting style – I’m back to the 90s) using Green and Yellow uniforms and Red bows and spears.

    I had processed my dried coffee grinds with green paint in the past in an effort to make home made flock. Doesn’t work well as flock, but the paint caused some coffee clumps, which look like small rocks. I’ve used this to texture the inner part of my bases, and I really like the variety.

    The wood elves were painted with transparent or semi opaque paints and inks, and this really helps show the sketch prime underneath. It’s one of the best examples to show my technique in 15mm so far.

    Wood Elf with Bastard sword
    Wood Elf Mage
    Wood Elf Swordsman
    Wood Elf with Bastard sword
    Wood Elf with Bastard sword
    Wood Elf Spearman
    Wood Elf Spearman
    Wood Elf Skirmisher
    Wood Elf Skirmisher
    Wood Elf Skirmisher
     
  • giorgis 3:27 pm on January 23, 2021 Permalink | Reply
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    Miniatures pt32 – Mummies 

    An important enemy of all fantasy or pulp adventures is the mummies. After going through the available options, I decided to go through with the set from cpmodels. They’re have 12 unique poses!

    For painting them, I followed the same scheme I had used for my skeletons. White prime and white undercoat (no sketching), yellow/burnt umber 50/50 wash, yellow ochre drybrush, white drybrush, black/brown wash. Since there were no details painted, this was my fastest paint job so far. About 24 hours including day job, basing and varnish.

     
  • giorgis 7:04 pm on January 18, 2021 Permalink | Reply
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    Miniatures pt31 – Sir Roderick’s Retinue 

    This is Sir Roderick’s Retinue from the Blighthaven line of Demonworld range from Ral Partha Europe.

    It’s only the retinue, without Sir Roderick, who is mounted. I don’t have appropriate basing for mounts and beasts, so he’s on hold until I get some bases.

    For the red uniforms, I did a pink undercoat, followed by an orange ink overcoat. White shields with red X freehand.

    Knight with Sword and Shield
    Knight with sword
    Knight with bastard sword
    Knight with Warhammer and shield
    Knight musician
    Knight with bastard sword
    Knight with sword and shield
     
  • giorgis 4:16 pm on January 17, 2021 Permalink | Reply
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    Miniatures pt30 – Assorted 2 

    Here are a few single miniatures from the Demonworld line of Ral Partha Europe. A temple guardian and a few monsters. A couple werewolves, a vampire coven and a harpy.

    In this batch job, I am still trying a few combinations of acrylic inks. Using transparent inks over a different color basecoat to achieve a combined color in the end. For the deep red inside of the vampire cloaks, I did a pink undercoat followed by red ink.

    I also switched to a combined base texturing technique. I used CA glue and baking soda on the exterior ring of the base, and PVA glue and coffee grinds on the interior ring of the base. This gives a gradual change from a finer grain to a coarser one, stop the PVA from flowing outside the base and protects the miniature feet from climbing PVA glue. I’m going to keep this.

    Temple guardian
    Werewolf
    Werewolf
    Vampire
    Vampire
    Vampire
    Harpy
     
  • giorgis 3:44 pm on January 10, 2021 Permalink | Reply
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    Miniatures pt29 – Big Ones 

    With this post, I’ve reached my photos backlog with up to date paintings. This means that I will be only able to post miniatures posts as I paint them, and it will take longer.

    Here are 4 big ones in 15mm. An Ogre, a Troll, and two Minotaurs. These are from the Ral Partha Europe Demonworld range.

    Painting the squares on the Ogre pants was hard, but I really enjoyed the end result and it goes well with the stripes.

    For the troll, I did something I hadn’t done before. Instead of painting it green directly, I gave it a light blue basecoat, followed by a yellow ink once dry. My yellow ink is transparent and weak in pigment, so I had this beautiful green as a result, with yellowed parts.

    I tried to do something similar with the Minotaurs, using red ink over yellow ochre, hence the evil demonic look.

    Ogre
    Troll
    Minotaur
    Minotaur
     
  • giorgis 2:22 pm on January 8, 2021 Permalink | Reply
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    Miniatures pt28 – Halflings 

    Finding halflings in 15mm in Europe is not a very easy task. I have found only 2 vendors so far. I decided to try my luck with Irregular Miniatures and I wasn’t disappointed.

    Halfling Chieftain
    Halfling Handgunner
    Halfling Archer
    Halfling Spearman
    Halfling Spearman
    Halfling Spearman
     
  • giorgis 9:40 am on January 7, 2021 Permalink | Reply
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    Miniatures pt27 – Assorted Sci-Fi 

    These are several single miniatures from the HOF and Ion Age ranges from Alternative Armies.

    Esper Psyker (HOF)
    SFA Scout (HOF)
    SFA Scout (HOF)
    Adventurer (Ion Age)
    Adventurer (Ion Age)
    Planetary Militia Cold Climates Veteran (Ion Age)
    Retained Knight (Ion Age)
     
  • giorgis 9:38 am on January 5, 2021 Permalink | Reply
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    Miniatures pt26 – Greys 

    Here are 5 assorted Grays from the Hordes of Future (HOF) range of Alternative Armies.

    I tried to replicate the paint scheme from the photos on the website.

    Grey General
    Grey Soldier with Pistol
    Grey Soldier with Support Death Ray
    Grey Soldier with Rifle
    Grey Soldier with Rifle
     
  • giorgis 6:14 pm on January 4, 2021 Permalink | Reply
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    Miniatures pt25 – Xin 

    Here are 5 Xin Trade Fleet Rifle troopers from Ion Age range from Alternative Armies.

    I went with primary colors, Yellow, Red and Blue. Yellow was thinned with acrylic Yellow ink for best results.

    Xin Sergeant
    Xin Rifleman
    Xin Rifleman
    Xin Rifleman
    Xin Rifleman
     
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