Monday, 24 April 2017

There is more than one way to wear Tartan


I've spent the last few days on these two Highlanders from my lead pile, they have been undercoated for quite possibly years but I never got around to painting them, like so many of my projects. I have however been just picking random stuff of late to paint from the lead pile, and these two floated to the top of the pile! 

I believe they are from one of Warlords ECW sets, though I forget each one (arrant scum perhaps, I don't really remember) 

I actually rather like the figures, quite nice sculpts and casting, I have little knowledge of ECW so I have no idea at all how accurate my pallet is, but I enjoyed painting them and I like how the tartan on the Kilt and Trews turned out. 




Saturday, 15 April 2017

Small Starship Troopers

I've just finished painting up 8 of the Oddzial Osmy 15mm Scifi troopers. These are truly amazing sculpts for such tiny figures. My naff phone pictures really do not do justice to how good these sculpts are for 15mm figures. I've seen 28mm that are not so nicely sculpted.

I picked up a bunch of these ages ago simply because I liked how they looked, I went for a grey green camo combo with one shoulder pad painted blue so I can match figures to squads. So the next section will have a red or green shoulder pad.

No idea what I will use these for but they were simple to paint and a nice little scifi diversion!

I also ventured into painting a different skin tone. Historically I have painted just Caucasian skin tones simply because that was what I had learned to paint and I was a bit scared to paint any other tones as I wasn't sure how to highlight them etc. However I thought I would have a crack at some African skin tones on this little sculpt and was pleasantly surprised to find the tone very easy to paint. So that is something new learnt!