Saturday, January 21, 2012

Reaper's Skeleton 2 Handed - 2129

I met with bunch of mini-painters from around the northern and central Virginia at Huzzah Hobbies in Ashburn, VA (a quick thanks and shout out to the owner and team at Huzzah Hobbies - its a great wargaming hobby shop and they provided a good size area for us to get together and paint). I brought along a handful of finished miniatures from the past year as well as a couple of projects I'm working on including a special limited cast Reaper I'm painting for a friend. Besides that, I brought a couple of Reaper skeletons based and black coated ready to go. I figured that a skeleton was something easy to paint so that I could talk and interact with everyone. I did get a good percentage of the skeleton completed there and finished him up at home.

Painting Instructions for Skeleton 2 Handed:

Step 01: Undercoat model with black primer
Step 02: Use Vomit Brown on Bones
Step 03: Mix Bleached Bone into Vomit Brown on bones
Step 04: Use Bleached Bone on bones as highlights
Step 05: Mix Skull White into Bleached Bone on bones as final highlights
Step 06: Use Regal Blue on tattered shirt
Step 07: Use Enchanted Blue as highlights on tattered shirt
Step 08: Use Lightning Blue as highlights on tattered shirt
Step 09: Use Bestial Brown on leather strap
Step 10: Use Snakebite Leather on leather strap
Step 11: Mix Snakebite Leather and Bleached Bone as final highlight on leather strap
Step 12: Use Blazing Orange on hair
Step 13: Use Fiery Orange as hair highlight
Step 14: Use Beaten Copper on sword hilt
Step 15: Use Boltgun Metal on sword blad
Step 16: Use Chainmail for sword highlights
Step 17: Drybrush Codex Grey on base
Step 18: Drybrush Fortress Grey on base
Step 19: Drybrush final highlight Skull White on base

Saturday, January 07, 2012

Phil Comes to Visit

Hello everyone! Phil is here to visit! Here's a picture of PHIL...

What an ugly dude, but wow is he HOT!

Updated: 01/21/2012: Let me explain this post a bit - Phil, from the DC area mini painter group, and I had talked about getting together as we've both been on/off painters during the past decade based upon kids, work, school, etc. On this particular Saturday Phil braved leaving DC for surburbia and met up at my place. We talked about digital macro photography, using Gimp to cut the image and place the background, and then posting to blogger for sharing.