Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Painting Miniatures – Psychology

Just lately I’ve been working on my mountain (well hillock really) of unpainted lead.  I have a habit of buying extra units, or figures, to bulk out a finished army and putting them away for an unspecified time in the future.  You know the sort of thing: two more bases will make a unit more flexible etc.

Strange as this may seem this has recently brought about much heartache and mental torment.  What follows is a short essay on the psychology of painting and how ones technique develops over time.  There’re no pretty pictures and, I have to admit, it’s a weird subject.  Read on at your own risk.

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Time To Move On

I no longer have a use for this and it is now on eBay:

I doubt I’ll get to use it again and it’s time to pass it on to a good home.

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Painting Tips #8 – Primer Update

I thought I had it all sorted at least as far as priming my miniatures was concerned.

I’ve been using the same water based primer from International Paints for over ten years with great results.  The quality of the primer I use is important to me as I’m one of those who subscribes to the “paint is not a primer” school of surface preparation.

Imagine my horror when I discovered that my latest can had dried out and it’s now really hard to get this in the UK’s large DIY chains.  What to do?  Find a replacement I hear you say!  And so I did:

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

15 mm TYW Danes - Lancashire Games

I thought I’d post the photos below to say a fond farewell to one of the original units from my DBR period. 

These Thirty Years War Danes are currently under offer on eBay. They’ll serve for the ECW as well as the TYW.