Thursday, July 31, 2014

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Painting on camera

I've just launched a short (?) series of videos on my YouTube channel about painting for tabletop. You can catch the first crude effort here!

Get it on the Table - ep.1: Prepping the Mini

I'm still fine-tuning the camera and sound set-up, but you should be able to see basically what I'm doing. The idea is to walk a person through some of the basic steps for getting minis ready to play, as opposed to more advanced or "display" techniques. While I emphasize simple methods, I still strive to make the figures look good.

I hope some folks might find it useful!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Painting away

I haven't done much with the Moria terrain lately (I've hit a few logistical snags), but I have painted a few minis, so I thought I'd post the evidence. These were all done with TAP's war paints. I'm really enjoying the paints, but the finish is a little glossy. I've hit these with a layer of Krylon Matte sealer, but maybe a second coat when it's less humid is in order.

First off, a Chaos Space Marine (going to be Alpha Legion) and some Battle of Macragge Ultras.


Next up are some of the Skull Pass gobbos, including a shaman:


Finally, here's a Beastman from Reaper's Warlord line:

The GW's were spray primed with TAP's color primers (Alien Purple for the goblins and Navy Blue for the Astartes). The beastman had been spray primed white a while back. All of them were done with a "speed paint" process of basecoating followed by a wash and a (very) few highlights. It's a great "Get it on the table" method, which I find more satisfying sometimes than struggling with "fancier" paint jobs.