Friday, 20 January 2017

10mm Pendraken SYW Prussians, British, Austrian & Ottoman

Hi All,

I hope you've all had a great Christmas & New Years!

I started back to work this week with some 10mm Pendraken SYW (great start to the year).

A few things to note, I've redesigned the look of my pics (see below). I've edited out the cork I use for holding the minis while painting & added in a black background. I have also experimented with pics of different scales, some only having 5 minis in to make them larger.

I did experiment with some washes with many of these minis, mainly in areas like the skin. The results are good but take longer. I think the wash is best kept for a higher level of painting, were an additional highlight can be added on top.

As always please check out my YouTube update of these minis!

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As always if you would like a closer look at any pictures above, click on them. If you have any comments or would like to ask me questions or provide feedback, please fill in the comments box below (this will be moderated before being published on this blog).

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

10mm Pendraken SYW Prussian 13th Cuirassiers + Studio Update!

Hi All,

The 13th Cuirassiers were the elite Guard du Corps & fittingly my customer requested that I give them a little more attention with their paint job. Accordingly, I added additional wash & highlights to give them a more natural look. I requested that I base the minis, simply so that I could get some nice pics (see below)

As usual there is a YouTube vid about these minis, click HERE!

These represent the last commission work of the year for me. Its been a fantastic year (with the odd bump in the road from my health issues) overall.

I have a lot planned for the new year (& maybe before). As of today my Wife Wendy & me now own the house we have been renting. This means we can start to decorate as we please & generally improve the place. For Mickey's Minis this means a redesigned studio, which I'm looking forward to using.

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As always if you would like a closer look at any pictures above, click on them. If you have any comments or would like to ask me questions or provide feedback, please fill in the comments box below (this will be moderated before being published on this blog).

Friday, 9 December 2016

10mm Pendraken SYW Prussians

Hi All,

This weeks commission work features 10mm Pendraken SYW Prussians. Sadly a winter cold has hampered efforts, but I got five units completed.

I also added some updated painting techniques, namely washing (with the new Citadel Gloss washes) & drybrushing in favour of the usual overbrushing! The overall effect is a much more natural one, which I really like. Ultimately though, will they look good on the tabletop & will my customer like them as I do?

Check out the YouTube vid for more on these HERE!

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As always if you would like a closer look at any pictures above, click on them. If you have any comments or would like to ask me questions or provide feedback, please fill in the comments box below (this will be moderated before being published on this blog).

Friday, 2 December 2016

10mm Pendraken SYW Piedmontese

Hi All,

If you watched my recent YouTube vid, you will know that I've been under the weather with a chest infection & no commission work was completed last week.

This being my first week back painting, I'm taking it a little easier, as such I've worked on half the usual amount of minis. All the minis I've painted have been Italian Piedmontese. Pics below as usual, as well as a Youtube vid here!

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As always if you would like a closer look at any pictures above, click on them. If you have any comments or would like to ask me questions or provide feedback, please fill in the comments box below (this will be moderated before being published on this blog).

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Freeborn Combat Force Army + NUHU Mandarins 28mm - Beyond the Gates of Antares

Hi All,

This week I completed the two NUHU Mandarines & the whole Freeborn Combat Force commission!

I'll let the pics (below) do the talking!

Checkout the Youtube vid Here!

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As always if you would like a closer look at any pictures above, click on them. If you have any comments or would like to ask me questions or provide feedback, please fill in the comments box below (this will be moderated before being published on this blog).