Ok, I have made the decision, or choice, or whatever you want to call it, to paint my own minis. I have thought long and hard about this, and it occured to me that I will never actually get good at painting if I don’t in fact paint. So, after reading something on a blog (Warped Tendencies) that had a novel idea.
1 hour a night painting. I don’t have a lot of time to paint of course. I have the following to paint:
Dire Troll Mauler
Brun and Lug
Stone Scribe Elder
Stone Scribe Chronicler
So not a whole lot. The KSB is completely primed, and the skin on a few of them have been painted blue already, and the stone is painted partially. So they will be first up. I hope to take pictures of them as I go, and give you all updates.
Now I won’t be starting till Saturday, as Friday night I will be purchasing paints. I have a few colors from my Warhammer days which are still good. I have 2 purples, a blue, yellow, red, and I think a leather. I am gonna make a list, and go from there. I was thinking of using the following scheme:
Skin – Blue
Armor – Chainmail
Leather – Some leather color? Snakebite I think
Weapons – Chainmail
Tartan – Purple or Yellow or maybe some crazy design! I was thinking yellow base with a Purple line and crosses, kinda like plaid but not quite. Or purple with yellow lines. Suggestions?
I am gonna go with a really basic setup of Prime, then Basecoat in Color, and then a wash. I have heard that using a Badab Black Wash would work out well, but I am not sure if I should use alot. Maybe water it down? Gday of Lost Hemisphere has been helping me out but, as he said “I should man up and just paint”. The man has a point.