Sunday, August 17, 2014

Legion of Ever Present Glory, part 17

The slightly cooler temps of late have seen me return to the painting table, if briefly:


These are the archers from the First Legion of Ever Present Glory.  After a base coat of Ceramcoat Ocean Reef Blue, they received a heavy wash of dilute Ceramcoat Phthalo Blue, then the flesh parts were picked out with Reaper Master Series Tanned Flesh.  They are looking a bit messy at the moment, but slowly they will look better as I pick out the details.


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Sunday, July 06, 2014

Aztecs, part 2 + orcs?

Some small progress:


Aztec eagle suits, from Eureka.  For eagle suits, of all the different factions, I am going to stay with natural colors, i.e. browns of various sorts.  Some sources list eagle suits as being in the brighter colors, blue, red, etc. but I am choosing to ignore them!  Besides, there are plenty of brightly-hued suits in the armies...


Here is the start of the Huaxtec-style suits.  These suits will be brightly colored.  Also in the pic:  a pair of Old Glory orc archers!  On a whim, I started to work on their skin color, just as a change of pace, even though those conquistadors are patiently waiting...


Another little project:


Here are some examples of my attempt to organize my painting choices - file cards with details on units.  These are for my first Aztec suits; as I am not too particular about specific paint choices they are not listed here, but I can see that other units, my Tékumel and Half Continent units especially, will also list the specific brand and type of paint used.
 

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Monday, June 30, 2014

Legion of Ever Present Glory, part 16

This is the next element of my Tsolyáni army:



Archers of the First Legion of Ever Present Glory 


These miniatures are only primed.  The lighter pair have been primed with Vallejo Grey Surface Primer.  After using the product on a few miniatures, I am not very happy with the results, as the finish seems to be very 'slippery' and does not take paint well.  It would not surprise me if I am doing it wrong, but there you go.

The other four have been primed with Liquitex Neutral Grey Gesso.  I have used black gesso on other miniatures in the past, but I have not tried it on my Tsolyáni troops as I am hoping that the lighter primer will help with making the colors of the Tékumel troops that much brighter in turn.  The grey gesso, though, seems to have a shiny finish, and it will be interesting to see how paint goes on to it.

I might just go to using black gesso as a primer for everything, depending on how my Aztecs look...


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Saturday, June 28, 2014

The table as it were...

Just a brief post - what is on the painting table this Saturday?



In front are the Aztecs and conquistadors, Boschenberg musketeers, and nasty baskets (err, monsters)!  Also shown:  my next unit for the Tsolyáni forces, and more musketeers.

Not shown:  one of my week-end tasks is to go through and sort out a bunch of old paintbrushes, looking for those that are still usable. 



(And, this is post #300... )


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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Tékumel naval, part 12

Another 'for posterity's sake' pic, to remind me of exactly what sort of damage I did to a miniature (!):


This is the Langton Octeres, just prior to having the bow hacked and slashed.  This ship will be receiving the goblin's head, and a new ram...


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