Ok, I have a lot of pictures today, so bare with me.
My progress on putting together the base etc for my Halloween girl got slighting put on hold due to a miss-hap with some matte varnish. Now, I was very unhappy with the colours coming through on her umbrella and fan so Painting Sage suggested we seal her off before I continue to work away.
I have to say, I LOVED the sprays effect on my minis colours!! She actually looked better blended and even a little brighter maybe? Either way, she has these big crevasses in her hair (as mentioned before when I was talking about painting said hair) which undoubtedly trapped some of the spray.
This is something I have most definitely dealt with before with my own ‘paint on’ matte varnish and so I got to glossing her to pull it back.
She has now lost the effect of ‘grey’ that you see above, I just don’t have a snap of it yet!! But she has recovered well, and is sitting in the ICU waiting for completion!
Moving onto her base!
So, my plan was to have her standing at her “front door” waiting for ‘Trick or Treaters” to give them candy.
My biggest problem with this door, is that is has a far more…um…clean and simple paint job compared to her, so they might end up clashing when it’s all put together….we shall see.
For her and her door, Painting Sage had this awesome base he had made in a box and goes ‘Is this maybe what you were thinking??’. EEEEeeee, Perfect!!
So I got to priming and painting it up!
The stones have been drybrushed to give effect. I point that out, because this is one technique I don’t ever seem to understand. So this time, I had Sage show me step by step how it’s done.
I can’t believe……this entire time…..I’ve been trying to do it COMPLETELY WRONG. Ahhh well. Hahaha.
The rest of her base is slowly coming together, in the form of SCULPEY!
Oh how I love Sculpey III. You brilliant little bake putty you.
More photos soon when it’s assembled!
In other news, Sage and I had a bit of a boardgame run through after some touching up of minis was completed and we did a test run of a game he had been given as a gift/favor.
It was actually pretty fun! Albeit, I don’t think I fully understand some of the rules.
These little guys look like they are a calling out for amaaaazing paint jobs, yes yes?
So I played the green team.
Sage part way through goes ‘Oh hey, why did you choose those guys?’ and I was caught a little off guard.
When I thought about it, I realised I tend to do that, without thinking, in a lot of ‘first time play’ or ‘starter set choosing’. If I see either “beasts” or “green” as part of one of the factions or options – I will always choose those.
So at the end of the day, I chose green because of the colour, not because of what those characters could do, nor the characters themselves. Hahaha.
As you can see, it’s bascially a map of ‘Thieves roam the city breaking into chests and stabbing each other’. You have these big ‘Story’ cards that you use to adjust the objectives of different games (i.e. Obtain a scroll and keys to break into the treasury).
The other thing we did was a small came of X-Wing!
I was super hesitant about this game, a game comprised of totally ‘vehicle’ type characters didn’t really appeal to me. And just space battles? Yea whatever.
I actually quite liked it!! Although, my X-Wing ship had the turning circle of my Toyota Camry and ended up spending half it’s time trying to even keep someone in RANGE of it’s phasers let alone be on the offensive.
Well, that is all for today happy people! We shall see each other again soon.
Still looking good El. I know what you mean about the varnish. I use Testors Dullcote and it really does change the look. The base looks like it’s going to be really interesting and looking forward to seeing what the sculpy is going to turn into 😉
Thank you!! I now actually have it mostly assembled…but it looks a little funny now. Hahaha. I suppose we shall see when it’s all totally done!
That City of Thieves game looks excellent. As for X-Wing, I’d suggest giving it a go, especially if you can get your hands on more ships; it’s really a great game, especially when you have giant team games 🙂
I actually enjoyed City of Thieves thoroughly. But it would appear to not be a popular choice with a number of my more…experienced boardgaming friends. So I suppose it’s one of those ‘you love or hate it’ deals.
And yes, I’m definitely tempted to get my own X-Wing ships now hahaha. Also so that I can find something that doesn’t have the turning circle of the average Toyota Camry hahahaha.
Haven’t checked your blog for a while, your paintings really coming along!
Painting sage must be a great teacher!
Have you played any Malifaux yet?
Thankyou so much!! And no not yet 😦
But Painting Sage has tracked down some local players for me and has asked if they can run us through a few games. 😀 Very excited to finally have a go!!