Monday, March 27, 2017

Trying some new paint out and saving some old paint

I told myself many moons ago that if I ever started to paint WW2 Germans then I would buy some Vallejo paints.  I have always gotten buy just fine with craft paint and some select Citadel paints and was a little weary of the dropper bottle.  I have to admit that now that I have tried them, I really like them.  I kick myself for not trying the dropper system before.  I like the amount of control you have on how much you put on the pallet.  The craft bottles are similar but I always squeeze out too much paint.  I have also just converted my Citadel paints to dropper bottles that I bought off of Amazon.  I had some Citadel paints that my parents bought back in the early 90's to paint the Fantasy Armies box that my brother and I got.  They are still good! They have lasted longer and cover better that some of their new paints, but the lids on the bottles are breaking and some are drying out.  Hopefully putting them into dropper bottles will prolong them.  

On the painting front, I just finished some Zanzibari slavers but have not taken any pictures yet.  I'm getting ready to paint some WW2 British.  However, with a sick 7mo my painting time is very little.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Behold a Beholder!

This is another figure from Black Tree Design.  It was fun to paint something different from colonials or WW2.


Thanks for looking.

Justin

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Hey! My eyes are down here!

To piggyback on the last post, I forgot to show the pictures of the halflings and a Satyr that I finished...






All figures from Black Tree Design.

Thanks for looking.
Justin

Monday, February 6, 2017

Finally got around to take some pictures

Hello everyone.  I've been busy painting away in my limited spare time and finally painted the bases on a lot of figures.  I finished some WW2 figures and some fantasy figures for Black Tree Design.  I still get all jazzed about painting figures for someone else.  I also finished a 20 man unit of Zanzibar slavers for come colonial action.  I also received the balance of my Christmas present for Wargames Foundry.  I have enough figures for another 20 man unit of Zanzibar slavers, 10 Baluchi swordsmen, and some command figures.  A 20 man unit of explorer Askari, some porters, a 20 man unit of British Askari, enough Sikhs to bump my current unit up to 20 men, plus some officers.  This on top of the previous order from Black Tree and some plastic dark age/medieval/frostgrave sprues has bumped my lead and plastic mountain way into the stratosphere.  Anyway, onto the pictures.




These are a combination of Perry Sudanese, Wargames Factory Persians and Numidians, with Perry Zouave arms and heads.  I know that the slavers around this time had varying skin tones from very dark African black to "Arab", but I wanted to practice painting some Arab like skin tones.  So this particular group of slavers have recently arrived in the area and have not been "in country".

Next are some WW2 Germans and Soviets.




These guys were fun to paint.  I always told myself that if I was to ever paint WW2 Germans then I was going to buy some Vallejo paints.  I have to say, I really like those paints.  All of these figures are from Black Tree Design.

Back to the painting table for me.  I'm prepping some of those Wargames Foundry figures.
Thanks for looking.  Any C&C is welcome.

Justin