Monthly Archives: July 2013

Sláine the horned god

This has bee quite an interesting wee journey, I love the Character of Sláine and have been a fan of the comic since I was about eight or nine, so being able to paint this miniature at this point in my painting career was an awesome treat and challenge.
Over the last few weeks I have been watching a series of videos from Miniwargaming.com, and my skills and techniques have, in my opinion, improved vastly.
This was the first time I have used the wet blending method with Vallejo acrylic paint retarder, this method was used on the cloak and kilt (before detailing was added) other methods included dry-brushing and ink washes.
If you would, please notice the boil on his abdomen, it was a casting flaw I hadn’t noticed until I was doing the zenithal shading. Turning a flaw into a feature is one of those things you learn over time.
The one thing that made the biggest difference to my abilities was realising that when it comes to painting miniatures there is now wrong or right its just what you like and what works for you.
The only thing I’m not happy with is the way some of the tattoos turned out, free hand painting on detail is not my strong point.

Thanks for looking folks and I hope you like the results.

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back of old and new mummy

back of old and new mummy

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July 21, 2013 · 2:54 pm

new mummy V’s old mummy

new mummy V's old mummy

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July 21, 2013 · 2:53 pm

front of mummy take 2

front of mummy take 2

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July 21, 2013 · 2:50 pm

Heroquest mummy take 2

Well it’s been a while since I last posted a pic of one of my minis. I’ve just finished this second mummy from the old MB/Games Workshop Heroquest board game, I am fairly sure I posted pics of the last one I did. But I’ll post again so you can see how my style is improving. This is the new one, started with zenithal shading and has been directionally highlighted. I used some Humbrol weathering powder on the feet and lower legs. The static grass is African mummy 2 backsavanna mix. Also there is a lightly sprayed mat coat as well.

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