Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Runemarks by Joanne M Harris

Runemarks by Joanne M Harris is a book that was given to me as a Fathers Day gift from Holly.

For details see this link.

Thank you Holly.


Foam Walls and 40mm Saxons - part ten

The painting is now done and I have varnished the whole model and base with Galleria matt varnish. The metallic areas have been gloss varnished and it is just a matter of adding some static grass and ground foam decoration to the base and the diorama will be finished.


Saturday, 17 June 2017

Foam Walls and 40mm Saxons - part nine

I have mounted the two 40mm Jim Bowen miniatures onto the small diorama base, actually into the base or groundwork.

I used a Dremel Grout Clearing drill bit to make two oval holes in the groundwork and glued the figures in place with superglue. I used small slivers of spare balsawood to act as fillers and made sure that the feet of the two Saxons were level with the modelled groundwork.

The groundwork was then built up with DAS modelling clay before being textured with sieved stones and sand. The base was then painted brown, highlighted with a lighter brown and odd stones were picked out with grey, highlighted with a lighter grey.

I touched up the feet and wall stones where they met with the dark earth.

Before this image was taken, I had 'washed' the base with Dark Tone wash from Vallejo.


Thursday, 15 June 2017

Foam Walls and 40mm Saxons - part eight

I have tried to keep the colours slightly subdued, but couldn't resist painting the second miniature with striped leggings.

With most of the painting done. I will be now be thinking of adding these to the diorama base.


Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Foam Walls and 40mm Saxons - part seven

Both Jim Bowen miniatures were painted over a dark brown basecoat/undercoat with the main colours built-up from a dark base colour to mid colour and then highlights. The metal areas on the figure on the left were painted with a bronze/gold palette and the one on the right with a gunmetal/silver palette.

The shield on the figure on the left has been modified by cutting off the moulded decoration and grinding it smooth. I then added a plastic boss with superglue before undercoating.

I have started to paint the large fur cloak by drybrushing with lighter browns.


Sunday, 11 June 2017

Oldhammer Kickstarter - the well

This is a cropped image of The Well, a multi-part model for the Oldhammer Kickstarter which is due for launch very soon.

The model was built by me and comes with alternative bases, a flagstone base and this rough ground base.

For full details of the kickstarter go to this here.


Friday, 9 June 2017

Foam Walls and 40mm Saxons - part six

I have superglued the two Jim Bowen 40mm Saxons onto a couple of pieces of cork ready to start painting.