Picking up the Brush Part I: Introduction

It’s been a long time since I spent more than a fleeting moment trying to stick some paint on a small piece of plastic!

When I was a child I spent (what seemed like) hours painting my Airfix models, but to be honest, they were rubbish, and usually ended up at the bottom of the garden being shot at!

I had another dabble about 20 years ago, a few of us were playing a dungeon crawler created by a friend of mine; the results were a little better… but not much! And a few years ago I tried again – I purchased a citadel starter set, their accompanying book… and there they sat until a year ago!

My purchases at last years Games Expo included various games that used miniatures; Mansions of Madness, Aliens Vs Predator, and D&D: The Temple of Elemental Evil Board Game. Seeing all the fabulously painted miniatures at the Expo, inspired me to once again, give painting a go.

So, here I am a year later, and I’m quite happy with how I’ve progressed – But, lets get one thing clear straight away, I’m not a quick painter! I’m also not claiming to be an expert on the subject, far from it – I’m learning all the time. What I do want to do is share my experiences of starting out, and open a discussion on how to improve.

In the next part I’ll give my thoughts on the equipment you need, including a look at the paint, brushes, and other paraphernalia I use. For now, here are a few pictures of the miniatures I’ve painted over the last year, please feel free to comment below…

Orcs01 copy
Orcs from Heroquest, the first figures I painted

Orcs02

Goblins01
…And a few Goblins!
Mummy03
I think this one’s from Heroquest too.

Mummy02

Skeletons01
Two paint schemes for skeletons, which one’s the best?

Skeletons03

Red Knight04
Figure from Dragon Quest, I started experimenting with bases!

Red Knight03

Mage02
Mage from Dragon Quest, I like this one.

Mage03

Green Knight03
Another Knight from Dragon Quest

Green Knight02

Elf03
Elf… Once more from Dragon Quest

Elf04

2 thoughts on “Picking up the Brush Part I: Introduction

  1. Nice painting my attempts years ago of space marines were seriously shoddy. (Thats being ultra polite.) Recently went try and buy a copy of heroquest for my kids could not believe they go for over a £100 now. So they got dungeon instead. Nowhere near as good in my opinion.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

The Regimental Standard

Required weekly reading for the modern guardsman

Ann's Immaterium

Miniature painting, gaming, writing, and whatever else interests your Humble Narrator.

Just Needs Varnish!

My ongoing wargames projects!

Mark A. Morin

Life, Golf, Miniatures, & Other Distractions

Courtley Manor

Gothic Sims Webcomic

Bird with a Brush

Art in many forms

MIDIAN DESIGN

B O A R D G A M E S

Sagenwelt

28mm historical fantasy war gaming

RTW Roxy

A girl travelling around the world on a motorcycle.

B-1 Games

More Tabletop Please..

Deathzap

Anyone can afford wargaming!

Painting In The Dark

A Warhammer 40k blog, written by conversion enthusiasts - Krakendoomcool, Pandorasbitzbox, Warbringer, davyArt & Ritual. Featuring The Wolf Lord Project (making all twelve Wolf Lords). Lots of conversions, Space Wolves, Chaos, Salamanders, Tyranids & More!

Tangible Day

A Lifestyle Blog for Tabletop Gamers and Hobbyists

Vandrad

heritage, photography, collecting little metal men and visiting cafes

Historical Miniatures

28mm Little big soldiers miniatures

unbolt me

the literary asylum

Azazel's Bitz Box.

Painting, Modelling, Miniatures, 1:6, Games... Whatever else I find interesting.

The Dark Netizen

Short Stories - Mostly dark ones!

The WordPress.com Blog

The latest news on WordPress.com and the WordPress community.

Cooking Without Limits

Food Photography & Recipes

Flavor Smasher

The ultimate place for smashing flavors

WIL WHEATON dot NET

50,000 Monkeys at 50,000 Typewriters Can't Be Wrong

Start Your Meeples

A blog about board games, board game strategy, miniature games, and tabletop RPGs. Love the Game.

Discover

A daily selection of the best content published on WordPress, collected for you by humans who love to read.

%d bloggers like this:
search previous next tag category expand menu location phone mail time cart zoom edit close