Friday, March 25, 2011

Perry Samurais

So I finally got me some Perry Samurais. Awesome miniatures.
Here is the first one I managed to paint. The green turned out a little bit washy but I'm still satisfied with the result.









Sunday, March 13, 2011

Army Painter Anti Shine

Everybody who varnishes his miniatures knows how frustrating it is when something goes wrong and your mini turnes out all shiny.

I heard many good things about Army Painters Anti Shine, a product that was designed to dull down the heavy gloss of Army Painter Quick Shade products.



The results are quit amazing. The first minis I used it on were previously varnished with Vallejos "Matt" varnish. I placed the matt in quotation marks because this product rarely turned out matt for me.



The left picture shows the miniature with Vallejos varnish, the right one with Anti Shine. I think the result speaks for itself.

I used Anti Shine on about 100 miniatures and over 90% of them turned out superb. On some of them the spray dried a little bit uneven and had a slightly crystalline apperence. Only noticeable from a close distance. I guess this result has something to do with the low and fluctuating temperatures we had here.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Spanish Guerilla Nobleman

I made this fun conversion lately.
I converted a Victrix british officer into a spanish guerilla nobleman.
I replaced the original bicorne head with a bareheaded one and added a scratchbuilt top hat (the same way I did it with my napoleonic sailors).
The rest ist mostly a paint conversion.
This mini could also be used as a french royalist insurgent leader (Vendéens, Chouans etc.) for the Revolutonary Wars.