For months now, I have been prepping minis for the painting videos. These images represent a small poriton of what I have been working on!
I have already posted pictures of the big Ultraforge demons that were prepped before Adepticon. While I was at Adepticon, I purchased some more of the big birds for those videos. I am priming a few of those today. One of the eagles has been discontinued, so I replaced it with the Griffon (I will do a post on that).
Some of the videos will have multiple minis in them, so I can show some of the techniques a little better. There are a few topics (such blood, freehand, and so on, where the focus is not on painting the flesh, armor, etc.)
I also wanted as many options open to me as possible, so there are two different minis for a few videos. When I do the 'storyboard' figures, I can determine which is the best. :-)
I am still waiting on my box of Reaper Bones figures to arrive. That has some fire elementals that I figured would be fun. I purchased a few of the regular ones just in case the box is delayed for some reason.
You can see the crazy unicorns that I had to convert into regular horses. It was made more difficult by virtue of all the goat stuff they sculpted on the front legs and face.
You can also see the skeleton cavalry that I got for the bones video, ghosts for the glowing vids, the trolls for green flesh, and much more.
This image has one of the Syl-Iriah figures in the front of the scene. Another one came in today, so I will be prepping that.
Once I had the bases made and all the extra gravel brushed away, they went into these boxes.
Here's some of the Urban Mammoth figures for a freehand video...
A big collection, but still only a part of the whole. They are waiting for some primer.
I did an experiment with the craft paint I have been using on the big terrain pieces. I am tired of using up lots of my good miniature paint on cork and rocks. So, something new to test! It really worked like a charm. I mixed a tiny bit of black primer with it, along with a bit of dark purple. The coverage was fantastic, and it got into all those crevices so easily.
Now to prime the minis. I mixed white and black to get better holding power than the white offers. Where the grey is lighter, that's where I will be doing the lightest colors. I may even go over it again with white in some cases.
Since these images were shot, two more big boxes of Raging Heroes minis have come in, with tons of amazing figures for the videos. I have already been prepping those.