I just completed the dwarf fighter miniature for one of my friend. I used the same technique that I used for my orcs: a “quick” plain color painting, without shading, followed by a dipping in Minwax Polyshade. Then Testor Dull coat to kill the shine of the wood varnish, followed by a little detail work (mainly hitting some edges and metal surfaces with a lighter tone to restore the highlights.
While at it, I dipped a prepainted Pathinder Troll miniature. I must say I’m quite impressed with the results: No post dipping work has been done on it yet and still it looks a lot better then it did straight from the box…
I’ve been sculpting a lot, and it is progressing well.
Not a lot of progress today: I did a few experiments for sculpting the scales. I sculpted a few individual scales, just to get a feeling of the technique.
Then I made some negative impressions of the scales to use as tools to sculpt scales more easily. I haven’t experimented the technique yet (the tips of my “tools” are not completely “dry”). I will post some photos of my experiments soon…
Here are the tools: Made by pressing a small ball of Magic Sculpt on a nail, and then pressing that on an already sculpted scale to get an impression…
Ok. Quick update: I’ve worked on the head. It’s not completed yet, but I kinda like it.
I began some sculpting on the legs, and I am pleased so far.
Yes, that’s real crabs legs tips used for nails…
I tried to use the dipping technique to speed up the process of painting my 25 Mantic orcs.
Here is the result on 2 bad guys:
A little weathering test for my 1:35 tank models… I decided to jump back a bit in fine scale modelling recently. I am interested mainly in WWII tanks. This is a quick test with some weathering techniques I learned over the years. This piece of plastic is about 1 inch by 2 inches.
You can learn about a lot of interesting weathering techniques at this address: http://www.ipmsstockholm.org/