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The start of a new Chapter, or, my Kings of war Addiction.

Long have I been interested in 28mm mass fantasy battles.
However I’ve never had the drive to paint an army, there are many reasons for this;

I could’t afford it, I had no willing opponents, painting tones of the exact same mini is infuriatingly dull, GW changed the WFB rules and army lists to quickly for me to keep up with it in terms of painting and financially not to mention just how badly the game went down hill.

There is more but that’s all boring.

Kings of War has me invigorated and excited I’m churning units out like there is no tomorrow, well by my usual standard anyway. I was lucky to pick up a load of stuff at very reasonable prices from a friend of mine over a period where I could afford it and now It’s getting close to its début on the table.

I’ve been working on the centrepiece for my undead army a diorama multi based zombie legion, I’ll drop in pics of the process and some text about how I did it, please feel free to let me know what you think in the comments.

Thanks for looking.

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It’s a not very deep one.

I just adore this miniature,
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It’s a lead mini by Reaper miniatures. Painted in the standard fashion with solid color base coats and full saturation ink washes and dry brushing.
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The shine is added using satin coat varnish.
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Also slime is added with the use of evo stick stretched between the base and the suckers.
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The waters looked silly done blue so I made them muddy looking instead, much better in my opinion.
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Again thanks for dropping past to look at my stuff.

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Winter warriors

These two are from a range called urban war, I don’t know anything about it, I picked them up from a friend at the club just because I liked the look of them.
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I started off with a black base coat and then a dark gray zenithal shade sprayed from about a 50 degree angle favouring the left hand side of the model, followed a lighter gray tone and finally a white. The second layers of highlighting are done at shallower angles.
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This gave a good directional shading making it look like that was the way the light is shining from.
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I didn’t really paint these as such, I used ink washes for the colour letting the highlights show through. I only really painted a bit of brass on the helmets and some gun parts, plus a small highlight on the uniforms. A mix of red and yellow just to make the padding pop.
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I added in some weathering powder, held in place by adding alcohol. (no I didn’t use drinkable stuff)
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The base detail was made using Milli-put then gradients of Brown to hive better depth, finally satin coat varnish for the water.
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Static grass (melting snow mix) and a few bits of leaf scatter are held in place by thinned down PVA.
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I found the sand bags in my bits box they were painted the same way with a mix of sepia and yellow ink.
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Thanks again for looking.

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The Skittering of Chitinous feet.

Well here it is the first of those projects.
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Yes that is the same photo from the update before, but it’s just so you knew what one I was on about.
The mini is an old resin cast and,very light weight.
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The main body word done using a metallic blue mixed with black, the highlights were done with the same mix and adding purple. It gave it a nice black beetle shimmer.
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The eyes mouth and stinger were done with greens and yellows using wet blending.
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Hope you like it.

Thanks for looking.

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It’s been a while.

Welcome back to the table, now that you can get back into it.
I haven’t posted for quite some time as I’ve not been able to access my painting table, now that I have I went bit mental and have three new finished projects.

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I will update a bit more in detail about each one shortly.
Also I’ve been scratch building some spaceships to use with the “Babylon 5 A Call to Arms” rules set. More on that when they are in a photo friendly state.
I have the bug again and my brushes are ready to go, so expect more soon.
Thanks for looking.

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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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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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