Wednesday, 29 July 2015
Tuesday, 28 July 2015
I found this video, and I really liked it. Figured I share it with you all, as it really helped me, and its the simple, basic style that I like and I think it works.
Here are some of my tests to see what it would look using the same technique from above.
Sunday, 26 July 2015
Thursday, 23 July 2015
In a few short hours I was able to paint all the vehicles with their primary camo. I also messed around with my Forrest Camo and then tried to weather it..
I may have wrecked them.. :( I think I am going to have to re do them. They looked great before I tried it... disappointing. Oh well, thats how we learn..
All is left to do is a few touch ups, tires, weapons and the lenses/glass.
Speaking of which, can anyone link below a simple easy tutorial for doing lens/glass flare? I want to have red and/blue lenses and I can not seem to get it right and I cant seem to find a good tutorial online for doing lenses on 15mm scale minis.
Tuesday, 21 July 2015
Today, I made a little more progress with my Khurasan Space Demons.
Previously, I had them and they still looked almost black, and I am trying to make them look different then the traditional "Alien" and after some thought decided to go back to the drawing board.
|Old paint scheme (Base colors)|
|Much happier with the new look.|
I also decided to paint the camo color that I used on my tanks on to some older minis I had from when I first started buying 15mm. These are the special forces minis from "Rebel Minis" which I really like, but never got around to actually paint. I need to get a good Mat Clear Coat for them.
|Old Gross Yellow..|
I was so utterly pissed off with having to look at the yellow, I decided to play around and fire on some blue wash see if I could get them to turn a nice color for the table. I was really impressed with how "Olive Green" they turned out, and they all had decent shading automatically done from the wash, I manged to stumble on a very easy way to paint figures in army green fatigues.
|Blue wash added in heaps!|
|Instant Olive Green with natural shading|
|Only thing left to do is add highlights!|
Step 0: Prime everything white
Step 1: Paint everything yellow.
Step 2: Wash everything with a blue wash
Step 3: Let dry and paint what ever details you want. I plan on using a light green to paint the ridges of the clothing.
Step 4: Play them on the table!
I have a pile of federal troops left to paint from Khurasan, and I am going to do this method and hopefully Ill have almost everything I need at least table top ready!
Monday, 20 July 2015
The other day, I happend to find in a dollar store two packs of green plastic army men. And in each pack there was a green tank.
So, always looking for new armor I figured that these tanks would be a good fit, so for 2.30.. I got the bags. They also came with a missile truck..
I also been wanting to practice my camo painting with my air brush using tape masking. Figured these would be as good as any before I start on my good models.
|Sprayed them with a base black coat|
|I put the truck in so you can see what it looked like before paint.|
|Side view mask|
After I had that mask applied, I then sprayed everything with a dark grey color.
|Here is the darker grey color, with the added masking.|
|I used long triangle patterns in the tape.|
|When the tape was removed.|
|This is how it looked.|
|Using the same technique, I painted a Matchbox "Bat"|
|And now over time I will pick away at the details.|
Friday, 17 July 2015
Finally got around to start the 15mm Space Demons line from Khurasan Miniatures.
I wanted something a little different then the black aliens that we have come to love. So instead I wanted to give them a red sinue look.
The base color is a red/brown spray (Brick from Krylon) then with a light to medium gun metal drybrush. Then a medium black wash over all.
As for the base... not sure what i am going to aim for yet.
Do not have the details yet. But this is the main colors I am going to go with.
Wednesday, 15 July 2015
For 6mm scale I gotta say they are pretty darn cool.
Although the human side models are pretty finicky and I am dreading the destroids. But the battle pods are pretty swift. Just look at the instructions.
Only another bazillion battle pods to make!