Friday, May 5, 2017

The Joys of Mono

I've been pretty busy with painting commissions for others, so my own minis are kind of falling by the wayside. I don't have as much time to work on my minis as I would like to, so I'm going to be trying out a painting technique for my minis I found on Carmen's Fun Painty Time  -  painting minis in a monochromatic scheme:

Carmen's video is for zombies, but it can easily be applied to other types of minis. Using this technique, it should make it easy for me to quickly paint some of my minis between commission jobs.

Now maybe I will be able to knock out some Horror, Pulp, and Western figures that have been screaming for paint for ages.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Scale comparison photos for the Hasbro U-Wing

Here are the photos I promised last post.

U-Wing with 15mm figures -

U-Wing with 28mm figures -

I feel that the U-Wing scales better with the 28mm figures, although, with some kitbashing it could make an interesting large dropship in 15mm.

New starship acquisition for my 5150 Fringe Space Star

While in my local Walmart, I discovered that they had put the Hasbro Star Wars Rogue One U-Wing for action figures on clearance. At first I didn't buy it, in fact I went home. But the more I thought about it, I figured it might be useful for wargaming. After several hours at home, I just had to go back and see if any were left - I was in luck, sort of - they had only one, but the box was pretty mangled and I debated whether or not I wanted to buy a potentially broken U-Wing. Well, I said to myself if I don't get it, I might never find one. I bought it, and it was intact. Originally, I wanted this for use with 15mm minis, but it is HUGE next to them. I set a couple of 28mm figures next to it and they looked much better. So the U-Wing is going to be for my 5150 Fringe Space Star, the figure of which is 28mm. Now I just need to repaint the U-Wing.
I will have comparison photos to post later today.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017