Friday, August 8, 2014

Something to stand on...

Time to paint the bases!!  But first, let's see what the miniatures look like on them.

The tree bark is such a flexible and multi use material, I was able to make these bases without even looking at the figures!  I did try to keep in mind certain types of 'footprints', such as wide stance, closed and so on.

Nothing complicated on the paint choices.  Some high density pigments, which will be mixed with the Badger primer.

You can see the blob of primer with some of the other colors mixed in.  This will give it the coverage on a surface that is more absorbent than most, and even provide some stability to the structure of the base.

As usual, some warmer colors, and some cooler colors.

You can see that I worked quickly, allowing the paint to mix on the surface.  No drybrushing at all here.  Just make sure that you vary the colors!

The initial layers of paint applied.

This is more of a close up view.  Note the big swirls of color.  I am using one of the beat up craft brushes, which actually makes it more like a filbert brush.

I will now allow these to dry for a bit, and then do some more refined applications of highlights... and then some Glazing!!! Stay tuned.

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