Thursday, 31 July 2014
Without rambling on with specifics, after my last post (last November!) my mum took ill and was very poorly for quite some time and this knocked the stuffing out of any creativity I had.
While she has recovered well, it has taken me this long to get my painting mojo back. I've often lost it, but never for more than a couple of months.
Returning to the paint bottles, some are needing resurrection from dreaded dry out, and some new brushes need to be ordered, but I intend to paint and contribute a bit more to my blog from now on. Starting with this skallywag.
Friday, 15 November 2013
Random camera-phone evidence of some recent painting. I put some old school Citadel Undead to the brush, to loosen myself up for getting back in to painting the historicals. Was fun to get the inks out for the zombie, and a pleasant change to do some flaming hair on my skeleton friend.
This week I bought some Vallejo colours i'll need for the WWII 46 Recce Regiment universal carrier project I highlighted a long time ago, suddenly got the itch to start that project proper. Hope to start that this side of Christmas.
Wednesday, 24 July 2013
Some more work done on this chap, though the humid air is making it a slog. Riding breeches done with a mix of Citadel Chaos Black and Foundry Charcoal Black B, working up to pure Charcoal Black B. The white facings (very tricksy piping on the ulanka!) are Foundry Arctic Grey A followed by Arctic grey B. A little pure White added here and there for an ultra highlight.
Thought i'd add a few notes re the paints used. I wanted a richer blue than my usual concoction for Prussian infantry so the tunic is Foundry Prussian Blue A, followed by Foundry Prussian Blue A mixed with Foundry Deep Blue A. Midlight is Foundry Deep Blue A and B.
Monday, 22 July 2013
I bought a few of the Northstar 1866 Uhlans a little while back. They are lovely figures. The detail is very fine and is going to push the brush a little but that's good as it'll wipe away any rustiness in my painting having not picked up the brush for a little while. Started on the hoss, using Vallejo Cavalry Brown with Black to get a Dark Bay colour, and got the skin tone of the chap out of the way. Not the best pic but hey ho, wanted to post something to prove i'm still knocking about.