Update 31/1/13: Bolg Review and images

Started Bolg over the weekend, I will post some images up very soon.
My first thoughts looking through the shiny new pack was, wow look at the detail! It seemed very nicely done.
On opening and taking the model off the sprue I encountered one problem, the club is attached at the very top of the weapon to the sprue, I could not release it without cutting off one of the spikes……damm.

The next challenge was to remove all the excess flux, simple, brushing with a large tank brush did the trick. Very unusual approach to cleaning a model up as I have been used to a file in the past. Stuck him on the base but left his arms off to paint on the sprue as they go right over the chest and the large knife.

He was infact fairly simple to paint, I kinda used the GW image as a rough reference. Using lots of washes and highlights he took me about 10 hours to complete.

He is nearly done, should have done some WIP shots but got carried away. Need to attach his arms across his chest and base him then all done, final pics up next week i hope.

Top 5 tips for great painting

Just thought are would share by 5 tips for great painting;

1. Good consistent lighting source, if you can get one fit a daylight bulb.
2. Clean water for cleaning brushes, keep it clean especially if you’re watering down light shades.
3. Mixing palette, which can be a proper one or just a spare bit of hard plastic.
4. Variety of brushes, I use Fine detail, Standard and small dry brush, I also keep older brushes to
apply PVA and things.
5. Finally always shake your paints before use for a good 20-30 seconds, this caught me out recently with one of the GW washes. I was not shaking it at all and it was drying off shiny and I stopped using it, i then read on a forum that you should shake it…..it’s perfect now.

Anything you want to add please feel free, happy brush work.

Nice deals from Crooked Dice team

Nice deals from the team over there at Crooked Dice, and a great skirmish game to boot

Nice minis

Some nice models here, cant wait to see them finished. Keep up the good work.

Pete

10-4 Miniatures

I meant to get a Workbench Update up yesterday, but it’s a good thing I didn’t, as I now have more to show/talk about!

First up we’ve got new Ogres on the table, the Leadbelchers:

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I had them primed on Saturday night, and last night I put a coat of Ryn Flesh down.  I used a different brush this time, and I am already much happier with how both the primer and the paint are going on.  It’s a softer brush, so it’s not scraping as much paint off as I brush.  Fantastic! Why didn’t I do this before? 🙂  While I could actually probably get away without a second coat of flesh, I am going to give it one more quick brushover, just to be safe.

I also started painting one of the cannons, as you can see.  I just wanted to test out some new metal paints I found…

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Bolg Review

Started Bolg over the weekend, I will post some images up very soon.
My first thoughts looking through the shiny new pack was, wow look at the detail! It seemed very nicely done.
On opening and taking the model off the sprue I encountered one problem, the club is attached at the very top of the weapon to the sprue, I could not release it without cutting off one of the spikes……damm.

The next challenge was to remove all the excess flux, simple, brushing with a large tank brush did the trick. Very unusual approach to cleaning a model up as I have been used to a file in the past. Stuck him on the base but left his arms off to paint on the sprue as they go right over the chest and the large knife.

He was infact fairly simple to paint, I kinda used the GW image as a rough reference. Using lots of washes and highlights he took me about 10 hours to complete.

New GW Minis Saturday 2nd Feb

Liking the look of the new models GW not sure about some of the pricing though:

£25.00 for Elrond
£30.00 for 6 Knights of Rivendell
£25.00 for Yazneg

On the flip side of that argument is that high streets are being decimated in the UK and shops are being replaced with charity shops. So we need to support are local GW so they can continue to develop new models and rules.