Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Rock Solid

This rather unusual figure from Mierce Miniatures was painted mostly in oils, with follow up details added later on with 'regular' acrylic paints.

It was part of a very large batch of monstrous infantry painted simultaneously, which is a major advantage of the oils.  I can work on many figures at the same time from a number of different projects, since the oils remain wet not just on the palette, but the figures themselves.

This means that I can bounce around moving from one set to the next... especially is the colors are related in any way at all.  I chose a huge number of figures that would need skin and earth tones, and blended away!

The paint stays wet for at least 1 to 2 days, which will likely extend a bit in the summer when the air is not so bone dry.  Also, oils allow you to do a lot of mixing right there on the figure.  This cuts down the time you need to spend on each individual figure, and you don't have to worry as much about your paint mix drying out on you suddenly.

Once the oils dry, then I can go back in with more precise details on things like the face, and freehand such as the woad.   More to come!