It appears that I have, as of late, developed an inability to hold anything….or at least, inability to hold Infinity miniatures for any prolonged amount of time. *sigh*
Do not fear! We have come with the power of tinyness.
So I got them to around this stage (which for me is – yea pretty much done) and then what did I do? I dropped one, bent it’s whole shoulder guard/wing thing in and chipped off all the paint! (Many sounds were made, tears were shed, regrets were had).
Painting Sage attempted to rescue my work for me by quickly placing a lacquer type varnish over it that saved a lot of my paint job and returned it to me.
20 minutes later….I dropped the SAME MODEL. ON THE OTHER WING.
Really, to be honest. I shouldn’t be allowed to touch things in general.
Ah well….spent the rest of my time trying to fix his little attachments and got them sort of back to the state they were in.
I have also decided to ‘mark’ my Infinity army with my own symbol.
What have you done do us, girl? Put some weird M sign on my thighs? I’ll never be able to wear stockings again! Pssh
So it’s actually a bat. This is because I wear a lot of black and a number of people (including beloved Painting Sage) like to call me a varying range of ‘vampire’, ‘goth’ or ‘corpse bride’ haha whatever. Either way I often refer to myself as a bat so I went with a little bat.
Other than these guys I finally started painting one of the horses my friend gave me.
I appear to have the body shape and head of a Standardbred, and the feet of a Clydesdale..I’m a CLYDARDSDALE!!
I’m using him to attempt a different method of painting. I normally focus on one ‘area’ like skin and then finish it before moving onto the next – this time I’m going to block in all the base colours first and work my way out from there. Let’s see how it goes!!
I’d also like to note, he has developed this weird grainy film all over patches of him. I’m not sure what caused it, but it’s really hard to try to paint ‘smoothly’ over.
Oh last thing I should tell you all…I discovered the tiniest wontons in the world.
Like…seriously. It’s like eating a largish kidney bean. It’s so small my Infinity mini’s could use it as a decently sized pillow.
Fail Wonton company. Just fail.
Love from El
😀 it’s a riot seeing your annoyance at the tiny figures! Cool looking Dakinis (and bats!)
Ooooh thankyou so much!!! Hahaha,you have no idea, There’s a lot of ‘Noooooooo’ coming from my side of the table and Painting Sage looking at me with a ‘What did you do NOW?’ expression. hahahaha. This isn’t going to end well i feel.
Haha the parts are so small you’re bound to get glue on your hands, and eventually erase your finger prints!
That’s why i chose the medium based figs.:P large enough to hold.
Good luck though!
its funny that we all get clumsy at times with models but to drop the same model nearly 3 times is hilarious, sorry Vampirella!
The studio paintjob on the ALEPH models is a difficult task to undertake but I am super impressed with your efforts. Very keen to see them based and finished 🙂
Hahaha I’m going to start sitting over a catching net and wearing padded gloves at all times. Juuuust to make sure!
And a helmet. Because.
On Painting Horses:
old Mike McVey Article (pdf)
Click to access WD199_painting_horses.pdf
old, OLD, John Blanche Article…
Between the two of them, they know just a tad about miniature painting, so worth checking out and saving.
Thank you so much! ! Have been on the hunt for good horse tutorials. These will be perfect 🙂
Clumsy -me too! But I don’t drop them. Quite the opposite, I have trouble putting them down sometimes after I find I’ve super glued the mini to my fingers. Or my fingers to my coffee cup. Both true, unfortunately.
Hahaha this also happens to me. Ive actually pulled off an entire limb trying to unstick myself hahaha
Presumably that’s a limb from a mini an not one of your own? If you’re stuck enough to pull off your own limb, you may be using too much glue 😉
Hahaha yes tiny aleph limbs stuck to my own!!
It’s a good look. For my part I often go out covered in greenstuff and peppered in tiny weapons and limbs..
Hahaha I’m just imagining going out to dinner or something having not noticed and being casually asked ‘is that a tiny sword on your arm?’ haha.
I love the symbol you painted on your minis, I thought it was a bat right off so good job on that. The horse turned out wonderfully too.
Oh thankyolu! 😀 I’m so glad someone knew what it was supposed to be hehe.
Butterfingers issues aside, the painting on the Infinity guys shows improvement over your previous projects I think. Im looking forward to seeing them finished 🙂
I really appreciate that!! I don’t know if it’s because they’re difficult to paint because they’re little but I’m convinced I’m actually getting worse hahaha.
I like the custom symbol! And if I had a dollar for every model I dropped and broke…well…I could probably afford more models.
Haha. Maybe I should start implementing that system! I’ll keep a money jar on the painting table and every time I drop something, I’ll put in $1. See how quickly I have a ‘miniatures’ fund. Hehe. And thankyou very much!