Climbing that mountain of lead
So, I've finally gotten round to varnishing some of the ground vehicles that I painted for use in pulp/WWII settings. Some were painted over 18 months ago!
I didn't choose the best day for it - it could have done with being a few degrees cooler!
Still got the water vehicles to varnish.
Looking at the results, it would have been better to have used an airbrush but I don't have the money/space/experience for one. So it is what it is.
All models are 1/56 resin and come from Anyscale Models.
These scenery pieces all come from Iron Gate Scenery and a little unusually, I painted them for someone else, namely Tim. As I rule I don't paint for other people, all minifig painters know it can get a little stressful.
The varnish has dulled-down the colours a little - especially the metallics on the treasure pile. They are intended for use as additional scenery for HeroQuest though and will be handled a lot so varnishing seems prudent.
The scenery seems to be made from fairly high definition 3d printing, look closely however and the 'grain' is visible but it's not really an issue though, the quality is good enough, especially for scenery.
Design wise they're a little unremarkable but again, it's scenery - for use in a game which is good enough.
Been nearly a year since I posted on this blog, I haven't forgotten about it, promise!
I also haven't touched a paintbrush since February this year.
Got some undercoating done. This is going to be the first time I've painted fantasy figures for at least a couple of years.
Just done the undercoating on these, they're all Reaperminis.
Hopefully I'm going to varnish some of the stuff I've actually painted in the last year!
The morning's heat tired me.
Lunchtime's spotty rain dissuaded me.
Finally, this afternoon's muggy climate irritated me.
Despite this horribly changeable weather, I managed to do some undercoating.
These are the last of my pulp vehicles - unless has some forgotten stuff lying around, which is entirely possible!
All vehicles are 1/56 resin and come from Anyscale Models.
Again all vehicles are 1/56th scale from Anyscale Models.
That's plenty of stuff to be getting on with for now.
Easter gave me the opportunity to construct another level of Hobbyzone modular paint racks.
The open spaces beneath the drawers allows me to 'hide' the paint pot clutter a lot better now. Although, to be honest; a number of those pots are probably 'dead' and need removing.
Part of the problem with last year's level up was while it gave a lot of storage, paints had to be moved away from the drawers to open them, now they drawers are a level higher, the paints won't interfere with the opening.
I think that I'm done with levelling up, I don't think there's any more practical reason to add more levels.
2 posts in 2 days!
What's the world coming to?
Despite being cold, today was sunny and good opportunity to do some varnishing.
That's all 30 of my Pulp Figures Melanesian figures now finished and varnished.
I've just got to find somewhere to store them now!
A while ago when waiting for some supplies to arrive, I took the opportunity to finish painting the last few remaining Ver'men (Obviously not Skaven!) that I had lying around on the lead mountain, they came from Black Tree Designs. These joined the Melanesians on the varnishing table.
From Midlam Miniatures are 3 Red Hook Horrors, only one of which I painted red! However, I find the idea of flesh and poo coloured monsters appealing. These were painted earlier in the year and are now varnished.
10 boats undercoated and ready to paint now that Melanesians figures are finished and just awaiting varnishing.
All are 28mm resin models from Anyscale Models.
Looking forward to this, not painted many boats in the past.
A year ago I bought and constructed some modular paint racks from Hobbyzone. This year I bought some storage units to go underneath the paint racks, painting area is levelled up!
Can you spot the difference?
It may look like the clutter hasn't changed but on the extra level, the drawers on the left allow me to store up about 100 25x25mm based figures.
The drawers on the right allows be to store bases that go up to a 50x50mm size.
Little bits of other storage that put things out of the way.
Maybe next year I'll give it another level up and get more storage space.
It occurred to me that I haven't posted anything on this blog since Christmas, which was nearly 5 months ago!
I've been doing some painting since then, I swear! It just seems so little!
Instead here are some figures I based and undercoated, including 10 that I missed during the undercoating.
The WW2 Germans, Afrika Korps & WW2 Soviets are from Artizan Designs.
The Melanesian warriors are from Pulp Figures Savage Seas range.
The rock monsters are Stalagbites by Midlam Miniatures.
Are you happy now Paul!?!
That's 2 dozen WWII era Soviet soldiers from Artizan Design done and varnished.
There are 4 left to do, but I've run out of bases and won't be ordering any more until in the new year.
I'm also more or less done with painting pulp figures until at least next Spring, since there's no longer any urgent need to complete them.
18 more pulp personalities painted and varnished.
That's all of them done, unless they're some more lying around that I haven't spotted. Which is quite likely!
2 of them are wearing kilts, I've hidden them in the back. Painting tartan is something that eludes me still.
I play, I paint.