Friday, 2 January 2015

28mm Early War FJ - WIP Update

Hi,
      So heres the first WIP update on my current project.

Next chunk of figures to be done are the rifles and LMGs. This is a total on 28 figures.

I didn't get  all this done in a day but thats them had base coat and wash.

On to the faces tomorrow.

Thanks for reading.

Gazza

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Yes, another Wargames and Painting Blog restarting on New Years day

Hi,
     yes I know.  Its new year so someones getting back to blogging.  Hangs head in shame but I am on that band wagon.

Well not quite.  I have been thinking about this for a while and planning a few things in my head but never got round to getting it done.  However a few real life problems over the holidays have finally pushed me over the edge and here we are.

So what will you be getting here?

At the moment there are 2 main subjects for this blog.

The first will be me exploring some new painting methods and techniques.  I do love to paint figures of all varieties (especially WW2) but I do tend to stick to the same painting style and process.  I've probably been painting figures the same way for well over 5 years which is great for consistency but I'm at the point where I need to try something different.  So I'll be posting up some articles on how I'm getting on with air brushes and filters and all sorts of new stuff.  Might not be the best 'how to' articles but it will give you an idea of how a new user gets on and what pit falls to avoid.

I'll also be looking at things like photography and videos as I've always felt that I'm a better painter than photographer.

The second big use of this blog will be to help me communicate with customers during commissions.  I've been guilty before of not being the best at keeping my customers up to date with how a commission is doing which I know was a mistake.   I do plan to do regular, even daily, mini blogs here just showing a picture of how I'm getting on with the current project and a quick update.  This should help keep people happy and give them the opportunity to let me know what they think of the work.  It will also give future customers an
insight on my painting process and what they should expect.

I would like to kick this off right now with an update for GC in Australia.    This project is for 56 28mm Fallschirmjager figures from Crusader Miniatures.  They are being painted in plain smocks as they are for some Operation Sealion gaming.  As this is the first time I've painted these figures I've done a test batch of 6.  So here are a few WIP prictures, still to be based as I have to agree the basing scheme with the customer.

28mm Fallschirmjager - Wargames and Painting Blog
28mm Fallschirmjager - Wargames and Painting Blog

28mm Fallschirmjager - Wargames and Painting Blog
28mm Fallschirmjager - Wargames and Painting Blog


28mm Fallschirmjager - Wargames and Painting Blog
28mm Fallschirmjager - Wargames and Painting Blog

28mm Fallschirmjager - Wargames and Painting Blog
28mm Fallschirmjager - Wargames and Painting Blog



28mm Fallschirmjager - Wargames and Painting Blog
28mm Fallschirmjager - Wargames and Painting Blog

28mm Fallschirmjager - Wargames and Painting Blog
28mm Fallschirmjager - Wargames and Painting Blog

28mm Fallschirmjager - Wargames and Painting Blog
28mm Fallschirmjager - Wargames and Painting Blog

Hope you guys and GC likes what I've done.


Please let me know what you think of the figures below or just leave a comment to let me know that I'm not just talking to my self here.

Also you can follow more of my work on Instagram and Pintrest.  You can find the links on the right had side of the screen.

Enough of my ramblings for now.  I'll be back tomorrow with an update on the FJ.

Thanks for reading and Happy New Year.

Gazza