The summer of slapping paint marches on with the ever-helpful Sir Forscale, Knight of Weights and Measures. Well, measures, anyway.
The overarching goal of these projects is to keep painting /something/ while time is short for hobbies in the summer. With this project, I also wanted to revisit painting white and try a few TMM tricks (TMM is difficult to photograph well, sorry!). As with the zombicide stuff, I’m not doing anything beyond painting the integral base. I’ll get back to basing once I start some ‘real’ painting…soon!
Hope you enjoy this iconic Reaper mini. He was a blast to paint!
Got up early this morning, carved out some paint time, woohoo! Wish I was a morning person.
First I put some shade glazes and washes on the armor. I was just going to do a quick wash, but sometimes I get carried away. I also lightened the qhites by putting in some Ghost White and then Ghost White + White, using brush-on sealer to help with the chalkiness. I always forget to try that trick, and it does help some!
Then I went back and did a very thin glaze of metallic to recoup what was lost with the shade glazes and then put in highlights of VMA Steel. Then I made a mix of ghost white and steel and put in some higher highs, which acted as an undercoat for another thin layer of steel to really shine.
After that I had lunch and came back and finished him :p But I had to rush because we had a busy evening, with a charity 5k walk and then we saw Kenny Wayne Shepherd…
Here’s my first attempt at TMM, Rollo the Barbarian. Sculpted by Tre Manor for Red Box Games.
So here is my first attempt at ‘True Metallic Metals’ (TMM). It’s a fun technique, though as messy a painter as I am, it’s a bit frustrating when the metallics slop onto something. Even if I don’t miss it and get to try to clean it, it tends to spead mica flakes all over…blah. Shading is fun, highlighting back in with metallics will take a lot more practice.
So now all the major stuff is in place, the new techniques all tried out. Now it’s the fun task of finishing up those last details and messy bits I left for ‘later’…and oh all those millions of touch-ups.