Category: Role-Playing

Elf with Spear & Shield

So I’ve had a lot going on and have attempted to get back in with my weekly D&D gaming group. Timing hasn’t been right with a lot of personal things going on outside of gaming and hobby work. I have however gotten in touch with my buddy that hosts the weekly game. He jokingly asked about a dozen fantasy miniatures he passed on to me to paint last year. I didn’t do nearly as much painting as I had planned to so didn’t get around to these.

Since talking to him I got a better idea of what color schemes he had in mind for these. Since I have been modeling and painting more this year, I am working on his models off and on as a break from my Flames of War painting. I am hoping the bounce back and forth from dull realistic historical painting and the brighter fantasy colors will help prevent some painting burn out too!

The first model I grabbed is an elf with a spear and shield. I began painting him while traveling to eastern Pennsylvania this week. I didn’t have everything with me that I needed but I got a chance to work with some Reaper High Density paints I purchased last year but failed to work with much.

Really the only colors I worked with to this point were 3 shades of green, 3 shades of brown, and some Vallejo brown wash watered down 50/50.

Model only with only primer applied.

Model only with only primer applied.

 

View #1 after applying greens and browns.

View #1 after applying greens and browns.

 

View #2 after applying greens and browns.

View #2 after applying greens and browns.

 

View #3 after applying greens and browns.

View #3 after applying greens and browns.

 

Mold Casting Tutorial

First, let me share the fact that the Youtube.com channel Rubbish In Rubbish Out was one of the main reasons I got into miniature painting and gaming. Last year Viv shared a video that started showing how he creates his own silicone molds for casting. I even went as far as purchasing some materials to give this a try. Well work and other real life things caught up with me and I never followed through.

This morning I was in my home “office” watching some videos passing “time” and was getting caught up on some of his videos that I’ve missed the past few months. The one below was part one in a very well detailed process of how he makes his molds for casting. I just wanted to take the time here to share his great channel and this video. This video has inspired me to finish getting what I need to create some molds and give casting a try. This will only be used by me to create things such as terrain fences, rocks or maybe even some bases. I have no plans or intentions of creating items others have first only to take money out of their pockets. This should be a creative process and not a theft process.