sábado, 31 de marzo de 2012

Terrain articles: Article I, the hills

Hello friends, this time I am starting a new topic in this blog, the terrain articles. I will publish several of this articles because I enjoy to make my own terrains, I made this hills this time, this a cheap, easy and a quick way to make some hills to your wargame table. Also this is a way to recycle some materials other way will finsh in the trash maybe. I started using a box, the cardboard of this boxes is quite useful to what we made.

Step 1: Start cutting your box or your cardboard in the shapes you consider appropriate, this depend only of your imagination.

 Step 2: Put some white glue between the cardboard sheets to start making the levels, you can choose to make just one level, but it is more fun if you add at least two levels, then just put the other sheet on the one you applied the white glue.

Step 3: Then applied some white glue to all the surface, this is to put some fine sand on it.

Step 4: First of all, I forggot to take some pictures of the sand surface without painting, hehe I´m sorry. After the sand, I applied a white glue- black paint mix, this is to fix the sand to the terrain and to prepare a painting base.


Step 5: Then I simply painted with a brown tone, to emulate a natural ground.

Step 6: After the brown paint was finished, I painted with a dark green tone and I finished with a dry brush of a lighter green.

And this is how I make my hills, I hope you have ennjoyed and that this was helpful to you to make more terrains. This project took me three days, the first twoo days was to let the white glue dry, but in time of work this take me like three hours in total to make five hills.
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miércoles, 14 de marzo de 2012

Lizardmen Slann Mage-Priest painting... step by step

Well frineds, in this ocassion I am bringing you a new painting model from the Lizardmen Army of Warhammer Fantsy game. I was working with, it was for a coustumer. He told me he did not like it too much the Slann paint, but I was trying something new, and after he saw it in his hand he was happy with this miniature. I hope you enjoy it.

Step 1: As obvious as it is, the first step was celaning the miniature imprefections with the tools. But I´ve heard of a lot of people who do not clean the miniature and then it has some imperfections at the painting time.

Step 2: I prime all the Slann and his throne in black. I do not have an spray so I do it at old school style.

Step 3: I painted the stone throne with a dark gray, as I told in the previous entries, I do not work with brand paints so I can not tell you names as "true blue" or anything like that. This is jus a dark gray, I paint all the stone, not the details, just a layer to what I want to looks like a stone.

Step 4: Then I apply a first layer to the details I think that are gold or bronze maybe for the exception of the borders. I apply a first yellow layer.

Step 5: After that I painted almost all the details of the throne with it firsts layer, all except the animals in the throne. I painted the hornes in brown, the roots and the leafs in a dark green tone.

Step 6: After all that was made I started with the second layer in the golden parts, I painted with a pure gold and then I applied a third layer with some kind of brown wash, to make the idea of old gold.

Step 7: This step was made with a couple of days later because some time dificulties. I started painting the second and third layer of the hornes, the second layer is some yellow:white mix, I will say something like 4:1, and then just pure white to make the highlighting.

Step 8: Here I painted all the animals in the Slann Throne. And make the second layer of the roots with som brown-green mix, I will said 2:1. I painted the lizards in a red color, the frogs in some light green, as the smll snake, And the skink I painted in some dark purple, with some dark wash.

Step 9: Then I start to paint the Slann Mage-Priest, I wanted to try some new colors and a dry brush techniques, so I started painting all the Salnn in a purple color. Then I painted the belly in a charmer color, some mix with white and purle and just a bit of yellow, I will say it is 3:1:1,  and I highlight the Slann body with a purple-white mix, maybe 2:1. And I painted the details of the Slann the same as the gold in his throne.

Step 10: I continue the painting with the dry brush technique I wanted to use it. I applied dry brush to the all body.

Step 11: I continue with the Salnn details, as his eyes and that red circles, I chosed the red color because I wanted to call teh attention to his face. Here is the Slann Mage-Pries finished.

Step 12: The base, this was important to me, to finished a good miniature, I made this base:



I hope you have enjoyed the painting process I have made with this warhammer miniature.
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