Friday, 31 August 2012

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Saturday Night Fun !!!

well Saturday seems to definitely be my day of doing stuff. Managed to get the wash done one the Bakemono after my comparison post this afternoon

Then i decided to work on a conversion id discussed with my mate who the Bushido Minis belong to, he took part in the Indiegogo campaign and got another Savage Wave starter along with another Waka, but we had a chat and he asked me to make them different so with that in mind....

we now have Waka wielding a nice big mallet, Balemono included for an idea of scale !! Mallets not been glued in yet so i may have him holding it more toward the other end

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Devlan Mud vs. Army Painter Strong Tone vs. Coat d'Arms Super Shader Dark Brown

So after running almost to the end of my last bit of Devlan Mud i needed to find an alternative to use, at Salute i picked up some Army Painter Washes and some Coat d'Arms super shader to try out

not wanting to ruin any painted figures and after some comparisons of the same effects i rounded up a triplet of useless bodies from my bits box, painted each one Khemri Brown as i find that always looked good after a Devlan Mud wash and tried each out to see if any were close !

so here we go with subjects A, B and C

First off, who was washed with what ?

Subject A  was washed with Devlan Mud
Subject B was washed with Army Painter Strong Tone
Subject C was washed with Coat d'Arms Super Shader Dark Brown

one of the first things i noticed was how similair the Army Painter wash was to Devlan Mud, but hte Coat d'Arms was quite thick looking, looked a little like melted chocolate in the pot, but was quite thin and more ink like when i got some out

all 3 of the subjects dried at around the same time, A and B to a  matt finish, but C has a glossy finish to him.

both A and B have no surface "pooling" on them, but C does unfortunately

looking at the pics above im sure you can see theres almost no difference between subjects A and B, whereas subject C has a definite glossy brown finish to him !

so it looks like the Army Painter Strong Tone is a good substitute for Devlan Mud, whereas the Coat d'Arms is more like a dip, now i can see this still being useful, but not for how i use the washes

ive also found whilst looking around that Coat d'Arms have a product called a "Super Wash" which claims to be a good replacement for the GW washes that were available before a change in their paint range, so ill be trying to pick one up and do a comparison to see whether it is or not, but for now it looks like Army Painter is winning so far (plus it comes in an 18ml bottle too for less the price of a GW Wash !!)

Friday, 10 August 2012

Bakemono-a-go-go !

well after doing bugger all painting last month i had a bit of a paint frenzy last night and got some Bakemono base coated ready for a wash tonight !

not really much more needed on these, ive also done a bit more work on the Healer and Shugenja for the Prefecture, plus started a few others too if you look at the first pic you can see them in the background

Sunday, 5 August 2012

more Bushido !

agggh just typed out a nice long post with pics and everything, opened a new tab for some photobucket images and closed it !!!!!

well here we go again - take 2 !!

ive been working through the last few reelases from Bushido when my mate who im painting them for has asked if i can get the Bakemono done (hmm wonder if its anything to do with us starting to play Legend of the 5 Rings again !!)

so ive got 12 of the little buggers ready to go along with Tra Peng the hunter, who is probably one of my favourite Bushido minis so far

must say these little sods caused me no end of swearing and sticking my fingers to them and together ! but in the end i think ive got some interesting poses from them, they are very characterful minis and to be fair are quite easy and enjoyable to paint. im going to try to match the scheme i did hte original 6 from the Savage Wave starter a few months ago

and heres the Oni just for "completeness" !!

so once those are done ill of done 20 Bakemono altogether - 6 original + 12 "normal" ones + Tra Peng + Wu Zang Father of Shadows, who i hope i can do the glowy effect seen here on the GCT official model, although i cant help thinking he looks a bit too Yoda-like !

aaaagh and after reposting all that ive just seen the draft saved of my original post !!!!!!!