Monday, July 28, 2014

Paint Table Saturday 38

Better late than never!

This week some progress has been made on the Blue Moon Pirates:

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Started to work on the final details: swords, dagger, pistols, and hair. I spent some time thumbing through some picture books on pirates to get my mojo back.

Also got in some work on Robin Hood's crew. All the flesh tones are done and I have started putting in the greens. Perhaps overly influenced by the classic 1938 film with Errol Flynn, my color pallet will be decidedly cinematic. Robin's crew will be in dark greens which get progressively lighter until Robin himself. The inner circle (named characters) will be in mid greens with red details (except for will scarlet all in red).

Here is the state of the "unnamed" thieves in dark green:

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Ready on the Set Mr.DeMille!

So I got tired of the cloth backdrops that came with my light tent. They collect dust, get creases that are hard to remove, and have colors that are like a stick in the eye. I decided to make my own sets. The first one is an arid landscape:

Finished piece first? Kinda kills the suspense...

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Paint Table Saturday 37

Just a quick cell phone snapshot today.

Some progress on the Splintered Light Robinhood crew.

They are now primed, a quick color coat on the base, and starting to add in fleshtones.

If your looking for the Sybots from last Paint Table Saturday, they are finished in Sprint #9.


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Sprint #9 - Sybots!

More catch up! This is making up for the Sprint I should have published on June 29th.

Here are the finished Sybots by Astro Miniatures. The only thing added since Paint Table Saturday 36 is the addition of some Silfor Buffalo Tufts and a coat of clear.

Front of the first five.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Sprint #8 - The Droids (long overdue)

My last Sprint post was back on June 1st, so I am way behind my goal of a Sprint Post every two weeks. I will attempt to get back on course!

Here are my finished Droids from

Family portrait
Now for some more views...

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Paint Table Saturday 36

Hello All,

Back on track with painting again, so let's get going!

First up I have been working on the robots/cyborgs/not-cylons I had just started last week. I wish I could remember who did these. I'd first thought - no, couldn't find them on their website. Then tried the GZG - no. I'll figure it out before I finish them! (Update: Sybots by Astro Miniatures!)

So here they are all lined up. Dead simple paint job: black base, drybrushed Reaper Blackened Steel with a little black added to it, next layer straight Blackened Steel, finished off with a Blackened Steel/True Silver mix for a highlight.

Ground is a simple brown wash over a white drybrush.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Paint Table Saturday 35(?)

Hello All!

Been bogged down with work, and yard work, and that World Cup thingy.

Finally hit the painting table for the first time in a month. So what do we have?

Old Parker got a bit more shading to the face as well as a base coat on the hair. Started fooling around with shades of grey to find the right tone for his clothing. Started on some spats as well. Sharp looker that Parker!