Sunday, 26 November 2017

Basing tutorial in a local game shop

6 different bases done with different techniques and tools.

Great job and a lot of fun!

Friday, 24 November 2017

Speed Painting Conan 3

Monolith's Conan (plastic, by various sculptors)

4 hours to paint the Belit's Guards+ Sorcerers + Shevatas+ N'Gora +Zogar Zag

178 more minis to come...


Speed Painting Conan 2

Monolith's Conan (plastic, by various sculptors)

7 hours to paint 25 Picts

For the flesh, I've used a fast and reliable technique: primed with GW's Mournfang Brown+zenital Zandri Dust+ light Corax White. Then Secret Weapon "Baby Poop" ink, finally GW's Ogryn Flesh ink.

189 more minis to come...

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Speed painting Conan

Monolith's Conan (plastic, by various sculptors)

3 hours to paint the first minis (Conan, Belit, snake)

214 more minis to come...

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Magnetized Conan Minis

I have spent the whole aftrenoon magnetizing all the minis from the Conan Board Game +Stygia extension. It was worth the effort. Now all the minis are easily accessible and transportable.

First step: cover the bottom of the boxes with rubber steel sheets

Remove the plastic bits that stick under some bases (the mini will still stand on it)

Add some MDF bases under the heaviest creatures and characters

Magnetize the plastic or the MDF base, now the colour bases can stick with the magnets
 You can see that I have also magnetized the colour bases. This is very useful and it will allow me to paint the bases of the minis and not damaging them by forcing them in the color circles.

The biggest minis required larger MDF bases (I have used green stuff to fix them on)

I have drawn circles on the magnetized sheet to cut them and fix them under the bases

Tadam! Now you can see the result: everything in order and ready to play.
A handful of minis are not yet magnetized because I was short of MDF bases.
Now I just have to paint all that!

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Speed painting tutorial: Rune Wars Core Box

Rune Wars Core Box (plastic, by ???)

A big thank you to all the painters. You were great! 5 hours to paint all these minis was a real challenge!

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Local Painting Tutorial

Magnetized Spider!

Kingdom Death's Spidicules (plastic, by Thomas David?)

When you are a painter and a gamer, you have to think practical. You need to have an easy access to the minis used in a game and you have to keep in mind that they will take a particular amount of space on your shelves (although they are called miniatures!).

 When you look at the dimensions of the Spidicules, you realize it's a monstrous piece of a monster!
So you can either rent a storage container somewhere, or try to find a cheaper and easier solution.
I have decided to magnetized its legs and the appendice on its head. Now I can store it in a small box and it only takes a few seconds to get ready for the game!

Spidicule + baby Spidicule (Spiderling)

First, I built the head of the Spidicules, drilled some shallow holes were the legs are attached, filled these with green stuff and added magnets.

 Then I did the same with a smaller magnet for the head appendice. I also added some green stuff here and there to fill the joints of the different parts.

I cut some plastic parts out of the legs and used green stuff to create joints where I could add a magnet. A small metal wire is still necessary to bear the weight of the body.

And voilĂ !

Now let's paint that beast (Can't wait to defeat it in Kingdom Death's Monster!)


"Please let me in! You've forgotten to let me in!"


Friday, 15 September 2017

Colour Our World Brackened!

Experimenting on a base with GW's new "Barbed Bracken" and "Creeping Vines" kits.
Great stuff, but the paint doesn't spread and adhere well on the plastic which is softer than the usual GW plastic.

You can bend the vines using a hair drier. That's what I did, so I glued the vines unprimed. But then it was quite difficult to make the white paint stick to the plastic.

My advice is:

1. Wash the plastic with soap.
2. Bend the vines with a hair drier
3. Prime.
4. Glue and paint.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

14th survivor: Shadow

Anima Tactics' Shadow (metal, by ???)

This one really has a Kingdom Death similitude. Doesn't he look like the Twilight Knight's brother?

Saturday, 9 September 2017