Sunday, June 30, 2019

Paint Table Saturday 295th edition !

Sorry , but due to heatwave no paint table 295 !

I haven't painted anything this week , so paint table 295 is the same as 294 !

See you next week ... with  more mini's & lower temperatures !

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Paint Table Saturday 294th edition !

Paint Table Saturday 294th edition !
 Welcome to paint table 294 !

As usual I start with the finished painted models of this week.
Those are also the new projects of this week.
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 Bringing the total on 141 finished models so far. Well on my way to reach my goal of 21 miniatures per month or 252 models this year. But if I can keep up this pace of painting , I might reach the 300 models marker for the first time.  Only time will tell...

So no new projects , as they were the finished ones.

On to the WIP ones...
Here are my 3 paint tables...
 No progress on 1 & 3 ( 1 being the oldest en 3 the newest )
But lots of progress on paint table 2. The Goblins are no longer black , the Squigs not all White anymore & Mologs Mob a bit more colorful. Almost all models are done , just final highlighting and basing needed.

That's it for this weeks paint table , see you all next week !

Dwarfs : Scenery : Dwarf Command post & Defense line finished !

I finished some Dwarfs scenery. 
I worked on 2 Command posts and a Defense line from Mini Monsters.
COMMAND POST

DEFENSE LINE
The Dwarf Fortress is also from Mini Monsters and painted at a previously time.
Painted in 2019 : 141

High Elves : Scenery : Temple & Portal finished !

I finished some High Elves Scenery.
I worked on a Temple and Portal , both from Mini Monsters.
Both Temple & Portal are painted with Apothecary White Contrast paint over a Gorax White base. Nothing else. In my opinion Apothecary White is the best color in the whole Contrast batch.

I decorated them with gems to match the already existing scenery. The Obelisks are also from Mini Monsters and painted at a previously time.
 TEMPLE
PORTAL
Painted in 2019 : 136

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Paint Table Saturday 293th edition !

Paint Table Saturday 293th edition !
 Welcome to paint table 293 !

As usual I'll start with the finished projects of this week.
Also as usual , I always hope on more finished models.... and that got me thinking...

But first , my first steps with Contrast paints.
Yesterday I posted some findings on contrast paint.
And today I'm going to add some more findings...
Color test 2 : In the pictures above I used different primers. From left to right : Gorax white , Gorax white with White Scar highlights drybrushed , Grey Seer and Wraithbone.
And here in the same order , all in the same contrast paint :Warp Lightning. The best result for me is the second one : Gorax White drybrushed with White Scar.
Test 3 : Some Abyssal Succubi from Manic Games.
The figure on the right is just contrast paint (Flesh Tearers Red ) and the figure on the left is the next step , drybrushed with Evil Sunz Scarlet.

WARNING ! Contrast paints are not a faster nor better way to paint miniatures. It does not mean you can't win some time , but it will not save you hours. ( Some claim to paint a miniature in 4 to 6 minutes = Bull-crap ! ! ! ) It's another way of painting that will level up like any other skill or technique you use to paint miniatures.
Second : Contrast paints leave white spots in cracks and other places and it needs to be corrected to get a good result. So far I only had white spots with the red and purple contrast paint. With the purple one to be the worst ( picture below ) , but a positive side : When careful , you can't see the corrections. 
On the left some Basilea troops from Mantic Games in Purple contrast paint ( Shyish purple ) , dry-brushed with Phoenician Purple and Genestealer Purple. You can see the white spots that need to be corrected.
And on the other pictures I started on a Seraphon Warrior. I tested another contrast paint on its skin : Creed Camo. Then drybrushed with Elysian green and some scale highlights with Moot Green and Warpstone Glow. The drum is also a contrast paint : Aggaros Dunes.
That's all for that subject for now...

Back to my ever growing want to paint more miniatures...
First off , I changed my paint table setting again. I moved all GW paint to the table ( including the new ones / all 66 ).
And I got a second Räskog for the rest of my paints from Armypainter , Vallejo , Scale75 and Green Stuff World.
I can hear you say , that will not increase your painting numbers. Perhaps , but it's not all I came up with...
A second idea , instead of one paint table ... I created 3 paint tables ( with protection box , warding off hairs from the doggy's )
 Now I can work on 3 x the miniatures as before... and when I don't feel one paint table , I just swap them and continue painting on another one.
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1 - Paint Table Saturday 291th edition.
2 - Second half of Paint Table Saturday 292th edition.
3 - Today's paint table.
So now we've come to the end of this edition of Paint Table Saturday.
See you all next week !
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