I have taken my break time this last few days to gather more longhorn images for the blog and ultimately for inspiration. below are a few of my new favorites as well as the next longhorn i am getting on the table :)
thankyou to http://longhorntours.com/ fr there very helpful, well shot and beautiful photos as well as maintaining the health of these beautiful animals. i have to say that personally a fully grown male cow puts the bejeezus through me more than a lion or a shark! that might just be the welsh thing :P
Personally i shall be using this next picture to help me with the next miniature. this one will be white with black/ brown speckles. I aim to achieve the speckled look by stippling or flicking. i shall do tests and photograph them for the blog.
I have been slowly working on this jack of blades mask from fable the video game for my brother for Christmas just gone. i wanted it to be properly done so i have to do the research properly to.
Here is the mask below in its current "half hour here half hour there" stat
So far i have chiseled the chin and built the nose. i have Re structured the eyebrows with hot glue. the next step is to begin the hot glue detailing for the swirly bits and to sand down the part of the mod roc. Keep your onions peeled for more.
PAINT . PLAY . ENJOY
This last few days has ben pretty hectic on the EZpainter front as i sort out logo's advertising and other bits and bobs here and there. Whilst doing so i have been getting some paint on my latest commission. following on from my test miniatures i have started by doing the skin on every model, which is my usual method and then i went through with a bone color and picked out a secondary item on each model. This Helps to ensure a general feeling of uniform, especially on armys like this where the "uniform" element in real life is moral, religious and other things as opposed to a paying factor e.g. the government and hence a lack of actual uniform but instead an "implicit" guideline.
With some troop orders i will paint everything before i dip and drybrush but in for this one and other 15mm orders i like to work in small batches too. in effect a chain develops, paint the unifying factor (the skin) of all and then break into smaller groups for primary color allotment. mbelow is the "blue" group. the few guys in the army who will sport the "blue" color in the ink phase. Next i will do the dark greys and the rest of the green.
As well as finishing off the priest miniature you saw before on the blog i aim to finish these fantasy miniatures in the next few days to stick up for sale on the website. as usual keep your onions peeled for updates and the final product!
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This morning i woke up to my first day as full time painter and the world was brighter.
i have decided to take my painting as seriously as i take my health and in doing so i am going to be working full time.
i hope, in time, that this means i can generate a lot more business, focus on what makes me happy, and bring to you constant and effective content at least 10 times a week, which i aim to!
of course content relies on orders so that's where i need you!
With 4 days left to utilize the FEBDEAL i highly reccomend you grab your miniatures, check the deals and sling that email over as there literally couldn't be a better time to get that army on the table and save a bunch of money at the same time!
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I simply cannot hold these images back when i have previously shared my research article. I loved how these came together. just as i thought the PARKA GREEN and the BLUE just looked right, it looked right going on and it looked right after the ink. check out the stages below.
(apologies for the quality, these are phone photographs)
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Biblical Order Progress
i picked up some 00 doors and windows so i can flesh out a town and some small 00 deer and stag. theyre tiiiiiny but theyll look good next to 20mm. otherwise rheyre just a fun project!
The spear men
NEWLINE DESIGNS HAMMURABIC BABYLONIAN INFANTRY
Hammurabic Babylonian Infantry
Price: 3/5 (average value)
Sculpts: 4/5 (Nice and functional, some unique )
Variation: 2/5 (not very mixed. mostly triples)
Accuracy: 3/5 (pretty historically accurate)
Casting: 3/5 (good)
The Spear Infantry where lovely sculpts and very dynamic for old white metal style miniatures. They took the paint smoothly and have ample detail to help pull off all kinds of color schemes and designs. Although there was a slight lack of variation (and one lovely "prone" sculpt that only appeared once) there was enough different poses to create a a diverse looking regiment.
The troops so far
i am yet to do the fire, i think i will do washes, as i have never tried that, so i will let you all know how that goes!
i am going to try yellow wash, the orange and red, then finally drybrush the tips with black.
i am very happy with this guy so far.