Saturday, December 3, 2016
Works in Progess
Here it is December. Back from Florida after helping Janine to take care of her mother and I am now planning out the rest of the year. It's a very busy time of the year for me both holiday wise but especially work wise. So here is hoping I can get a little painting time in!
When I arrived home I had a nice box of goodies from the good people at Knuckleduster Miniatures waiting. Finally I can start my British/Canadian forces.
On the painting table I have three regular British battalions, one militia battalion and some artillery crews primed and set to go.
Here is how I approach painting. After cleaning the figures I glue 8 figures to paint stirring sticks and prime them. I use black gesso for priming. Water it down and slop it on with a brush. I wait for it to dry and then touch up where I missed. The gesso dries skin tight and does not obscure the figure
One of the first and major decisions I had recently to make was on my brand of paints. Due to age (the paint, not me) and the cold I have found most of my hobby paints dried up. I use acrylics, and have bounced from cheep hobby paints to Vallejo. Problem is the local craft store is not stocking the craft paints and Vallejo is getting too expensive. I plan on trying the Coat d'arm paints. They are the old citadel paints which I liked very much. Ordered some and will let you all know how it works out.