Sunday, February 19, 2012

Kayseri Invasion Force

My Tigrid men from Khurasan Miniatures finally arrived this past Monday while I was out of town. These guys are very detailed for their scale, and I'm very impressed with them. I will be working on some background for them, but I have named then the Kayseri. I'm trying out some paint schemes, currently working on a Red/White/Green scheme. Here's my progress so far.

Let me know what you think, and I should have some more pics with more colors on them soon!

Thursday, February 9, 2012


  So after fiddling around with this thing and becoming acquainted with its inner workings and how to clean it, I've started looking around the vastness of the internets and finding all sorts of helpful tips and tricks. As well as some beginner lessons and practice ideas. Though most or alot of these will apply more to artists using large areas to paint, they still hold some ground for what ill be doing with it, and who knows, maybe something will tickle my fancy and I'll paint something up (potential give-away prize). On that note, it may be a few weeks before I really get into the swing of things with this airbrush. I spent about 1.5-2 hours last night practicing with it, and also realising that GW paints are a little to thick for this kind of use. I could potentially water them down, but that has other unwelcome side effects. So I will be looking around vigorously for some paints that will make mine, and my airbrushes life, a little easier. If you have any suggestions please feel free to leave a comment.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

She's a Predator....

So I've almost completed modding the armor plates on my predator, and will prime it and get some pics up of it "soon". I had some help on making it look bigger and meaner, without it becoming too plain looking. The turret on this thing looks even more like a pea shooter than it did before.

What are you callin' a pea shooter?

I like the way the rear plating turned out.
   Just a few more plates to add to the sides to add some depth and flavor, then some green-stuff filling work to get rid of some of those gaps in the plating.

Shiny new things

What say you against my brick ruffian?
 In the spirit of trying something new, and having something cool, I caved and bought an airbrush with compressor this past weekend. I've started using it on my Fancy Bandits for Nuclear Renaissance. The colors cover very well and evenly as seen below. Another advantage is I can mix my colors directly in the airbrushes pot. For the time being I am just trying to get used to the airbrush, how it paints, how to control the air/paint flow, cleaning/maintenance. Here's just a few minutes worth of paint on a handful of minis. Note they were also primed with the airbrush.

The small group I'm working on, and my shiny new airbrush.

Closeup on the few gents' that I have gotten the most paint on.
I've got a mind to use this firearm against you in a blind fury!
There's the beginning of the Fancy Bandits, I'll be spending this week becoming accustomed to the airbrush and its air-powered mysteries, and trying to get some more bandits covered in paint.