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About me - I'm a Christian (Pentecostal), Married to Wendy, two step children Thomas and Natalie, dog and rose-crested cockateel(Beauty). I've been a miniature hobbyist for over twenty years; I occasionally wargame at my local club or at home with friends. I set up my commission painting service in 2014, so I spend a lot of time painting!

Monday, 22 December 2014

Panoceania Fusiliers

Hi All,

With Christmas almost upon us, Ive taken a much needed rest from commission painting. This has freed me up to do some work on my own minis. I also have a brand new compressor and airbrush(H&S Infinity CRPlus) which I've been itching to use on my Operation:Icestorm minis. Over the last few months I've been gathering resources(paints etc.) to enable me to have a shot at imitating the style of Angel Giraldez(Infinity studio painter). Though I'm not holding my breath(Angel's work is amazing) I hope to improve on previous efforts.

As I have previously painted the Nomad basic troops(Alguaciles) I thought I would have a go at the PanO Fusiliers. With a little artistic licence I intend to follow Angel's guide which he kindly provided on his Facebook page Operation: Icestorm Painting Guide

Today I concentrated on one trooper, my aim being to get used to using my new airbrush, with a good level of control and not to mess up the mini by rushing it. I have to say that having professional equipment really does make a difference to your work. Though it has taken some practice to get all the elements correct(paint mix, air pressure and airbrushing itself), Im really pleased with the results.

Below are some pics of the mini from various angles across three stages of painting. Previous to the first stage I undercoated black, then added zenithal highlights with grey undercoat. This was followed by a coat of Dark Prussian Blue(VMC). The first set of pics show the first highlight which is basically a 1:1 mix of Dark Prussian Blue(VMC):Blue Green(VMC). Subsequent sets of pics have had increasingly more White added into the mix. As I prepared these mixes and made several modification during painting, I can't exactly say what the proportions of paint/thinner/water/flow aid are. Though they are roughly 2 parts paint, 1 part thinner and 1 part distilled water/flow aid mix.

As always if you would like a closer look at any pictures above, click on them. If you have any comments or would like to ask me questions or provide feedback, please fill in the comments box below (this will be moderated before being published on this blog).

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