Wednesday, 28 September 2016

What paint brushes do you use?

I was recently asked "What paint brushes do you use?"

Although I have a number of different makes of paint brushes in my tool box, my preferred is the 401 sable/synthetic mix with long handle numbers 2 or 3 from Rosemary & Co full details can be found here.

I like the long handled version as it has a better 'feel' than the short handled version and the sable/synthetic mix offers the best of both worlds with good paint retention and a little bit of 'spring' to the point making it easier to control.

I hope that this helps.

Tony

Monday, 26 September 2016

Ogre Bruiser -part six



Part six and the Ogre Bruiser is nearing completion. I have to admit that I am more pleased with this model/conversion than the Trolka Thug from last month. I just need to varnish him and finish off the base with some static grass and he can go and join my boxed Flintloque collection.




Tony

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Ogre Bruiser - part five



The painting continues. The trousers have been painted off-white, using Snakebite Leather to add a slight cream base colour before highlighting with Skull White/pure white. The gold areas were built-up over dark brown and highlighted with gold. I have also re-painted the red areas with watered-down Blood Red and red ink to add a deeper crimson colour and finally, this Ogre has had his hair painted very dark grey (almost black).




Tony

Friday, 23 September 2016

Ogre Bruiser - part four



The uniform was painted in the traditional British Red with green turnbacks and a white sash.

I think this second image shows the conversion better.


Tony

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Abstract Acrylic Paint reduced at Hobbycraft



Abstract acrylic paint is currently being sold for just £2.00 a pouch at Hobbycraft UK. The quantity of premium quality, high pigment acrylic paint you get for your £2.00 makes it some of the best pound for pound value you can get. I'm not sure this product will remain in Hobbycraft following this promotion so - get it while you can.

My personal experience of this paint is that it is slightly thicker than the paint you get in pots, but can be watered-down and slightly thinner than acrylic paint sold in traditional artists tubes. It has great covering properties and a smooth finish. I have experimented with mixing it with other brands of acrylic paint and have had no problems. Brushes can obviously be cleaned with plain water.

Tony

Monday, 19 September 2016

I'm a Winner - update

I recently posted that I had won a £25.00 voucher from Warlord Games, see this post. After much deliberation and browsing the Warlord web pages, I decided to go with the tried and tested route of modelling paints. In fact the Russian Napoleonic paint set.

The paints arrived last week and I have started using some of them already - once again thank you to Big Lee.

Tony

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Ogre Bruiser - part three



No real surprises here; I started with the flesh areas which are as usual built up over a Snakebite Leather base and highlighted with Snakebite and Skull White. I then washed the areas with the old blue topped flesh wash from Citadel/Games Workshop.


I would hope to have some more colour on this model very soon.

Tony