Monday, 31 March 2014

The Toad - Infamy Miniatures

This weekend has been mostly base tinkering.  Adding in more details such as moss etc.  I also loosely placed the Toad on the base to give me an idea where I am at.

I am really happy with it thus far.

It wasnt however all base-age there was a little time for Hammertime!

Tried something new to get the texture in started by painting it normally focusing on light dark contrast with browns and greys and then after that I repeatedly stippled in the texture using Deck Tan, Stained Olive and Black.  I love it when a plan comes together

Monday, 24 March 2014

The Toad - Infamy Miniatures

Although I have been a little lax on posting pictures of progress on the toad over the last week I have been working on him, just not as much as I would have liked, mixture of work, out of work commitments have left me feeling a little drained for the last couple of weeks so rather than force it I put it to one side, painting stressed in my opinion is the single worst thing you can do.

However I have managed to get the gattling cannon and ammo belt painted.  Having to do all the individual details on the bullets made me so thankful that I got one of the Stephan Rath miniature holders, really makes bracing to paint fine details without holding the model a breeze.  I think that almost wraps up the metals, there are a few minor bits but really just an evening work.  On to the smoke, hammerhead and wires.

Started work on the base just to start working out the colours.  Original gradient on the stone was done with a airbrush and then drybrushed over.  After that the glazing in of grime etc has begun, but is far from finished...The Toad a "life of crime" or a "life of grime" in my opinion a little of each

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

The Toad - Infamy Miniatures

I have now totally redone the fire weathered the door and added some scorching to the areas around the door, have to say i am much happier with it than I was

The Toad - Infamy Miniatures

Worked a little on the metals last night/  At the same time I also started on the furnace fire and I am not sure I like it one bit

Monday, 3 March 2014

The Toad - Infamy Miniatures

Worked on the pistons and chimney this evening.

With the pistons painted them silver then glazed in a brown black mix pushing the brush towards the one end to simulate oil residue that may gather on a piston naturally leaving the other end silver.

With the chimney I started with a gun metal layering up ro steel then using some matte paints (black and brown for now others sublte colours will be added tomorrow) started to shade and add some rusting this use of matte paints to shade helps to increase the contrast of the shine of the metal in the light and the dullness of shadows.