Sunday, August 11, 2013
I've finished the basic block colors on the miniature. I used Vallejo paints for most of the figure. I also used Howard Hues Concrete for the base color of the shabraque.
The base of the plastic horse looks a bit weird with the tall grass and all. I'm not sure if I'm going to keep the foliage or cut it down a bit. We'll see how it looks once the miniature is based.
I do like the way the plastic horse turned out. It didn't turn out too poorly.
This is what I use instead of washing (never works right-always muddies up the figure), Army Painter (this can was $4.00 USD at Ace Hardware-how much did you pay for Army Painter), is the right shade (not too dark-not too light-just right) and will brush on with a flat brush consistently. It cleans up and is thinned with Odorless Mineral Spirits. Keeps the spouse happy with "no stank". Light brush on instead of the lazy-assed "dip method". Takes about 8-12 hours to dry. I don't take the figures into the Tejas heat to speed dry them. I've found that doing that "crackles" the finish.
More pictures as the project continues....you NEED some of these figures! They definitely are cool.
Posted by Steve Miller at 3:26 PM