Sunday, May 4, 2008
As for how I paint. With very few exceptions (like vehicles or 10mm stuff or terrain or figures on GW style bases) I mount my 15mm & 25/28mm figures on nails for painting. I have a few small boards that my friend Neil drilled out for me years ago and I just stick the nails in the holes. I even do this for horses. I like it because I don't have to touch the figure when painting and I have great control over the figure when painting; I tried the popsicle stick thing, but doing that just seems to cramp my hand after a while. The only negative is having to glue the figures to the nails and pop them off of the nails afterwards...doesn't take too much time, but it's a pain.
Here are some figures "pre-dip". They are 28mm and were primed white.
Here are the same figures "post-Dip"; hopefully you can see the difference with the shading that takes place. The figures are still wet so that's why they are as shiney as they are. They will still have a satin finish with some shine to it when completely dry, but then they get hit with Testor's Dulcote and the shine is gone.
I took these pictures in the portable photobox my wife got me for Xmas. I like it for taking pictures in...I seem to have less issues with focus than I did in the past; now my main issue is the lighting which I'm still working on as you can tell by the pictures. Maybe I'll get it, maybe I won't, but either way I don't think the pictures are awful.