It’s March! How did that happen?
So far this year I’ve painted 18 miniatures. I have a long list of things to get done soon. On that list are a few things that I want to paint to play around with new techniques like object source lighting (OSL) and some non-metallic metal (NMM).
I also want to play around with inks and the translucent minis that I have. I want them to be painted but still see through if that’s even possible. I’ve seen this done before, I think for me it’s just a matter of having the right kinds of paints/techniques to pull it off.
I’ve not attempted either of these things so far and I figure after 3 1/2 years it’s time. I’ve got many different miniatures that I wanted to do OSL on but didn’t want to totally mess everything up and make a fairly nice mini look sub-par by messing around with something I had no idea to do. So with Reaper’s Pathfinder Goblins I’m going to start attempting it.
For the NMM, I’m currently waiting on my BONES 3 Kickstarter to arrive. It is coming with sprues of weapons that I have no real use for otherwise since at this time I have no need/desire to do conversions.
I’m going to try to start posting photos on the regular and maybe even WIP posts for anyone interested in how I go about painting some of the things that I do. I do a lot of these kinds of posts over on the Reaper forums (forum.reapermini.com) in the Craft Corner.
Last month I finished up all of wave 1.5 of Shadows of Brimstone. I also painted up Yephima, Cloud Giant from Reaper. I started back up on Khanjira who’s about 3/4 of the way done now. I then also started Nathavarr and it’s terrain piece from Dragons Don’t Share 2.
I’m currently working on finishing up Khanjira and Nathavarr. I’ve got other things I want to do this month but until I finish those two things everything else is pretty irrelevant.
I’ve got 3 non-resin minis left for Shadows of Brimstone. Then to wait for wave 2 to hit and I’ll have another 100 or so models to paint.
I’ve done a lot this year but the end couldn’t come any quicker. I’m ready for a new year and new things to do. I’ve got a few hobby resolutions for the next year:
- Try out new to me techniques like NMM
- Work towards getting commission work
- Get better at known techniques
- Try to paint more in a week
And probably lots of other things but those are the few I can think of off hand. Hope your New Years is great and safe.
So far this month I haven’t really painted much. I sat down last night and painted the other two void sorcerers to match the one that I did up last month. I’ve only got 5 minis from Shadows of Brimstone left before wave 2 gets here. This is not counting the red minis that came with wave 1.5.
I’m hoping to carve out a little more time to paint soon but with the holidays coming up I’m not sure how much that will work out.
All my minis from the month in no particular order.
Angels of Sorrow
Pillar of Good and Pillar of Evil
Garrick the Bold
Troll Slayer Sophie
Undead Outlaw 1
Undead Outlaw 2
Scafford Gang 1
Trederran Raider 1
Trederran Raider 2
I finished with hours to spare. I finished all 30 minis from start to finish within the month. I’ll work on putting up photos over the next week or so.
I’ve been painting I swear. I just haven’t had time to take photos as I’m pretty far behind in painting right now. I started this morning off with 8 minis to finish, I’ve painted one and most of a second one. I’ll try to get photos up ASAP.
I’ve got some pictures to take but things are going. There was a hiccup though. Last night when I sat down to paint some real life stuff came up and I wasn’t able to finish my mini. My new goal is to finish all the minis I have in the box for the month.
This is the Undead Gunslinger. He was a pretty quick paint, so I’m happy with how it turned out with how much time it took.