Friday, February 15, 2019

Massive Metals 2

Here's a massive example of a figure painted with oil paints, especially the Mig Ammo Oilbrushers.  To give you an idea of size and scale, that base is 60mm!  To work on such large surfaces, using oil paints makes creating subtle blends much easier, as that paint has a much longer working time.

I was even able to "glaze" the rust effects onto the weapons while the other layers were still wet!  Yes, you can do that with oil paint.  You can wait for layers to dry if you want first, but the key principle I mention over and over and over is the idea that thick paint will always stick to thinner paint, and vice versa.

I learned that when I was 11 or 12 years old watching Bill Alexander doing his oil paintings.  He must have said that same phrase a hundred times... just in his thick German accent.

As most of you already know, I LOVE to get a huge variety of shades and tones in my metals... turquoise, purple, reds, blues, etc.  Since puple and green mixed together make gray, it makes sense that placing those colors next to each other here and there will trick the eye into believing it is all gray.

This video shows the Mig Ammo Oilbrushers in action!

There are already several Non Metallic Metal videos on the Patreon Page, covering several miniature ranges, and even entire units!

I will also be doing more videos on large creatures for the Patreon Page.  The $15 Army Painter pledge level will provide access to all videos made over the course of the month, which is usually 12-20 hours of content!