Monday, March 11, 2013

Inspired by Tamsin

While she may not want to lay claim to this, Tamsin has really inspired me to get off my duff and paint. I had been aware of the the Analogue Hobbies painting challenge, but only just started following it as well.

She has been working on a truly massive amount of figures for pike blocks and it just sort of hit me. It wasn't a " well if she can do it, I can" moment but more of a "if she is doing this why aren't I trying to get things done?"

I meant to post these last night, but was feeling sleep deprived all day and just didn't have the energy.

Here are some pictures: (in an apparently completely random order, but I'm lazy)

Last Saxon for Tereken
 I was trying to show the pain in the ass I was having over coverage for priming this IMEX Saxon. The inside of the shield and the armpits were really not taking the paint. I had washed him, maybe not well enough.

Cluttered enough for Fran?
 Just and overview of the desk, I'm trying out doing the Saxon riders separately from their horses. As you can see to the right the orcs are already mounted.

Kind of crappy picture.
 The 15mm bugbears show up well. I think I was trying to show the white spots I missed on the wolf's base while getting a group shot. I should learn to zoom in on the view screen more to check the shot.

The forces of goodishness.
 Just showing the flesh and metal bits. The urge to paint "Gandalf" various shades of gray needs to be resisted. I'm thinking more brown and beige. Maybe I just need to search wizard for inspiration.

Overview of the green skins.
 Got all the flesh and silver metal bits blocked in. I like how they are shaping up.

Miniart Germanic warrior.
I had forgotten to blockout the flesh on his face. You can also see that the yellow looks decidedly green over the black base coat. I also may need to do a second coat of the flesh on many of these. With the black undercoat the colors are a blotchier than I would like. I'm not sure if blocking in white first would have helped or if  a wash will cure it. Decisions, decisions.

Well thanks to Tamsin and hope yet another WIP post wan't too boring.

PS- Looks like I'll have to go back and label this as my labels aren't showing up right now.


  1. I'm convinced she never sleeps. She's a true gamer in the best sense of the word as well.

    Those are coming along nicely I think. I don't know how you solve the problem of the colour changes. I prime everything in white as I like my colours to be bright. I'd use a glaze rather than a wash to reduce the blotchy bits.

    1. Yeah, 20 years ago it was a different scale, different material and I primed white. SO not only am I trying to remember how to do it, I'm starting new as well. Thanks for the tip about the glaze.

  2. Well you've certainly been busy Sean!

    1. I'm trying. Following Curt's blog has got got me "playing along at home".

  3. Thats a lot of figures you have progressing nicely.

    1. Thanks Scotty. I hope it will turn into some done figures soon.

  4. Hi Sean!
    Glad to have inspired you to crack on with painting some figures. A tip for the yellow over black (or pretty much any) primer - use an undercoat of a light brown or yellow ochre on those areas before applying the yellow.

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    1. Thanks Fran. I organize all my work into clusters and piles. I of course know where everything is until forced to move it by SWMBO.



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