Today started with a few loads of laundry that I've been putting off and a hodgepodge of miniatures that Bob has been setting aside for me to paint; dinosaurs and monsters. I was jamming-out to some U2, The Church, and Pete Yorn. Hodgepodge of miniatures, hodgepodge of music.
Well, let me show you what I've accomplished so far...
|Oh, NO! A giant octopus!|
I started off by base-coating the figures. This time around I photoed the bottle of paint I used. This is just a straight base-coat, there is no diluting with water.
|50/50 mix of these two colors.|
|Yep, he's dead. It's a brontosaurus being eaten by the T-Rex from above. Really cool set if you ask me.|
|Dry brush on the ocher 11 and then lightly dry brush on the tan 6. I hit the suction cup part of his tentacles harder with the tan 6.|
|To get his rings I painted on rings in black. Then, I went over the rings and around them with Badab Black wash.|
|Next, I used Cel-Vinyl Blue and painted within the black rings so it looks as if my blue rings have black outlines.|
|Then, I used Blue 11 to highlight the Blue rings. May seem like overkill but it gets worse. <<grin>>|
|You can see it better from this view, I highlighted the blue/blue 11 rings with Sky Blue from Vallejo. I needed the rings to look electric. They need to glow; and they do, more so in person than on film.|
|Lastly, I painted the water with deep sea blue and highlighted it by altering the color with white a little at a time until finally the tops of the waves are foam in white. I altered the color probably three times to achieve this effect.|
Well, that's all. I had grocery shopping to do and dinner to cook. Tomorrow will mean finishing out all the other figures that I base-coated this morning.