Friday, June 9, 2017


We return to the front lines with the Warlord Games winter American figures.  This is a metal set which contains 10 sculpts.  There are also a number of support and command sets to complete the army.  

This was my first experience in using oils to paint an entire unit of 'regular' miniatures.  Up to that point, I had only used them on vehicles.  It was a lot of fun to use the oils on infantry figures, and this link shows you some of the steps involved.

There are a number of obvious advantages to the oils, such as the extended drying times.  Another upside to the oils is the ease of initial blending, and the ability to mix right on the figure!

I also used the Secret Weapon Miniatures crushed glass for the snow effects.

Also, the use of oil paints makes getting the muted tones quite easy, since you are already mixing the colors quite frequently.  I will be using the oils on subsequent armies, such as my Italians.  That extended drying time is ideal for working on mass amounts of figures all at once, keeping more consistency in the colors from one to the next.

Being able to come back after a few days to continue painting the figures means that I can be more relaxed in the approach, as the paint on the palette and the figures will still be workable for quite a while.

I will be incorporating more materials in the oil painting process, such as the Mig AMMO OilBrushers.  Stay tuned!