Friday, June 28, 2013

Silent Hill Nurse

not a fan of the game nor the movie, but the characters and spinoffs and music are really something to behold.

latest released figure of the famous Nurse of Silent Hill

here are some good shots of her... excellent reference material painting zombie skin.

One more picture of her to wrap this up, got to admire such creativity

Thursday, June 27, 2013

back to live - paying extra to save time (part 1)

that's my rationale, spending a bit extra to save time.

I used to have the fantasy of mixing up the colors to produce other color so that I don't have to buy paints for every color.  As it turns out it's not that easy, and it makes correcting mistakes almost impossible.  It did occur to me recently that the transitional color between highlights and base coat, or between shadow would still need to be mixed though.

so, a few months after I started these are the paints that I run with:

and later on when i discovered the goodness of the Reaper Miniature's trio system, i run with these:

4 years later, I paint with all these....

The good thing about having the exact color is that I can always go back on certain parts, like if I did too much highlight, or the transition is not smooth enough, I can also pull out the base coat color and correct it. I had been concentrating on the face and eyes and I mostly paint girls... hence I got a lot of skin tones.

Wash had been both helpful and harmful in my painting.  It's the lazy way to add shades and shadows, but too much of it make the paint job look rough.  One can argue that it looks more realistic though.  These days I am using it only for very tiny details such as pistols and zippers instead of larger surfaces.

the secret weapon washes had been very, very help, even more help these days when I am doing more diorama.  good value for money means I can experiment with them without feeling too guilty.  Mixed with small amount of regular paint and it's excellent for laying down base coat over a larger area.  One word of advice: the wash can form a thick layer and downed some of the details.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Back to live - beginning the 5th year of miniature painting

Hi folks

It had been a long while since I posted here... but now that I moved to a new job with more manageable hours I can start blogging again.  Although these post would be pretty much duplicate what I post on facebook, here I can put in more details and make more frequent posts with more details thrown in...

It's summer again and it marks the beginning of the 5th year of my miniature painting hobby.  a bit of looking back, the following is a shot of my painting station.  Everything except the lamps could fit neatly into a box, with minimal number of paints and limited number of other tools like files or clips.

and this is where I paint, a small corner in my study room, with an almost full paint rack, air brush, power drill (in the drawer), head mount magnifying glasses and a display case for my painted miniatures... 
hope my miniature show some significant progress too. 
I am still using the same lamp and mat, and one of the brush survived all these years as a... well brush to dust off the miniatures.

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