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.


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.


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).


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.


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.


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.


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.