Quick Mini Painting WiP Pics

Mostly posting so I can host the pics somewhere so that I can post these to the Privateer Press forum for feedback.

I’m trying a new basing experiment. I wanted to make a splash effect. I green stuff and kitty littered a base, painted it, then  cut bits of blister plastic into the splashes and glued them down. Then I brushed it all with Woodland Scenics Realistic Water.

splash 1

It actually looks nicer in person too, very translucent and shiny, but I think I need to get rounder shapes in the water next time. The hard points make it look more like ice.

splash 2

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The Phantom

Heat gun. Melt until drippy looking, then shape into ballistic curve.

Miniatures are surprisingly difficult to get looking right. That’s why I switched to building real cars. Its easier. 🙂

Steve Johnson

I do washes, and I’m pretty good with a dry brush, but your pics look like you do some other form of shading altogether. How do you do it? I read a book by John Dallimore of Wargames Foundry, but I couldn’t understand what he was talking about.

Ashley R Pollard

It might be worth trying gloss medium, an artists gel, which is like Woodland Scenics water, but thicker. If you go to my modelling website I have a bunch of stuff under terrain building that might help you: