Thursday, 29 January 2015
Let There Be Paint…
I wasn't sure what it was going to take to get me back painting again. Life with a little one is all consuming – something I wasn't expecting fully – no time for hobbies at home. The enthusiasm has been there just not the time. So, I've taken a few of my paints and a couple of brushes to work.
For half an hour in the morning and half an hour at lunchtime I get to put paint on metal in a very crude fashion due to the poor lighting. Not sure how viable this is long term – I know I won't be happy with final results – but at least there are models being painted, which has always been the problem.
First in the queue on the painting table was the big man himself… Batman.
After the usual spray with a GW can, I filled in the gaps with Army Painter Matt Black (such an awesome paint). I then added some Vallejo Basalt Grey to the mix and gave various body parts a basecoat, highlighting up to pure Basalt Grey.
I don't have a lot of blue paints in my collection, bizarrely, which isn't very helpful when painting the caped crusader. Last night I did manage to find an old GW Necron Abyss foundation paint and that has made a great starting point for the cape in question. Then I added a bit of Fenris Grey (more old school paints) to the mix and got some highlights down.
I'm dreading to see the model under my painting lamp at home but I am very excited about painting again. I may have to celebrate by buying some new brushes this weekend!
I know it's going to take a while get back up to speed with the painting but if I can do a little every day then it shouldn't be long before the miniatures are starting to look the business.