“OMFG” may be an over used cliché but OMFG! I’ve finally got round to picking up some of Black Sun‘s 75mm barbarians. I am so impressed, I have decided to do a bit of a box opening post at a review of the miniatures contained therein. To keep this balanced (as I do love my … More Bar-bar-bar Bar-bar-ian
I am going to put this right out there: I am a Windsor & Newton guy. More specifically, I am a W&N Series 7 kinda guy. I have tried other brushes of well known and well thought of brands, but I always end back with my trusty series 7s. Raphael, Rosemary & Co and others are … More Brokentoad Brushes
I am quite excited by this bit of news… Black Sun Miniatures is a new miniature company that is about to start releasing some really wonderful miniatures which really suit my tastes for leather clad, muscle bound behemoths. What makes it even more exciting is that they appear to be 3 different scales coming out – 35mm, … More Black Sun Miniatures
I’ve painted a few Hasslefree Miniatures in my time, and one recurring theme with every one is how crisp and clean and beautifully detailed Kev White’s sculpting is. This makes them perfect for pushing your blending skills, or in my case continuing my journey into the realms of ‘The Loaded Brush’ wet on wet blending.
I am a big fan of stickers coming with my miniatures – they are always a little surprise that really adds to the feeling of quality that I get when I open the box. It’s almost part of the theatre of getting a new quality chunk of resin, opening the box and finding that as well … More Stickers, yay or nay?
Driving back from my local GW after a Saturday spent painting Imperial Fists and Tracy asked me “Did you post up the photos of Vulkan yet?” and it suddenly dawned on me that despite finishing him over a month ago I had yet to share him here! How very remiss of me! I had mentioned … More Vulkan Lives!
And so we begin! So I settled down to watch my Kirill video and try my hand at painting in his style… Here is my experience.. Let’s start at the very beginning (which, as they say is a very good place to start*) and as is to be expected, I started with the primer. This … More Highlander part 1 – his face!
As I mentioned in my previous post, after working through Ben Komet’s video tutorials for painting Korghos Khul and getting rather excited by his loaded brush technique (and spurred on by the discount they were running at the time) I thought I’d give another Painting Buddha tutorial set a go.
Sounds a little bit like an undiscovered work of Tolkien, or maybe the next Harry Potter spin-off but is in fact my journey through a series of painting videos and the resulting miniature that was my creation. In this post I want to share the pictures of the Bust, but also some of my thoughts about … More Thorag the Savage and the Loaded Brush
Who are Painting Buddha? and why do they need US? For the first question I am going to shamelessly pinch Michael Bartels’ own description of Painting Buddha and what they are trying to achieve: