Saturday, 30 May 2015

Paint Table Saturday#82


After the excitement of posting my progress with the 'tea time Crimean War miniatures' earlier in the week, today marks the return to the more prosaic work in progress of 'Paint Table Saturday'.  Those eagled eyed visitors amongst you will also have noticed that '28mm Victorian Warfare' now has its own Paint Table badge not, I hasten to add, as a bid to claim ownership of the event,* but purely as an aesthetic consideration given that this seems to make up the bulk of my posts at the moment.

*Link to the rest of the 'Paint Table Saturday' community can be found at the foot of the page.

So a good week, hobby wise has seen me finally pluck up the courage to tackle the Penguin crew that have been sitting on the table for far too long.  If truth be told, I have been somewhat apprehensive about starting these hugely characterful sculpts, worried that I might not do them the justice that they deserve, but by starting with the bases I soon started to relax and have some fun with them.

Bases complete** it was on to the faces and straight away the character was born!  Feeling buoyed with confidence, I thought I would tackle the thugs' camouflage trousers but wanted them to look more like the DPM pattern that the British Army used to wear; I have no idea why, it just had to be so!  

**I'm thinking about adding some snow at the end.


Just in case anyone is interested the following palette of Vallejo Model Colour was used for the trousers:

1. Base coat with Basalt Grey 
2. Large sections, running horizontally added with Sky Grey
3. Smaller patches applied, overlapping where possible, with Silver Grey
4. Final thin and irregular lines added with Black




Hopefully I'll get some time to push them on a little this morning, but I know there is a list of 'end of holiday' chores awaiting my attention!  Don't forget to visits the rest of the 'Paint Table Saturday' community here.

46 comments:

  1. Marvellous painting Michael... and a tutorial on your stunning camo too, to boot. Great stuff. I have those minis, so will give your technique a try when I finally get round to painting them. Many thanks indeed, and inspiration stuff once again :-)

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    1. Thank you Simon and I do hope that the tutorial helps, I must admit I was rather pleased with how they turned out.

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  2. Good luck in making progress with the Penguin crew. :)

    You are off to a great start. :)

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    1. Thank you, got a little bit more done, but back to work tomorrow which will slow progress down.

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  3. Great camo. Interesting that you paint the base and then paint the miniature. I've only just started to use these resin moulded bases. I've been painting the two separate and then pin the miniature to the base. Normally if using 2p I base the figure, paint the base then the figure. I may try your technique Michael with the resin bases.

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    1. Thank you Mark, like you I normally use washers and so will often cover the base first. With these resin bases I was worried what state I would get the miniature into whilst trying to fix it after painting so just stated putting them together first - seems to work.

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  4. Those are looking fantastic already. Love the camo.

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    1. Thank you Kieron, got the puffer jackets done yesterday so nearly there.

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  5. Amazing camo and top notch Penguin Michael!

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  6. Thank you for the palette. I believe that it is very interesting!
    Panagiotis

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    1. I hope it might be of use to you.

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  7. Looking very nice. Lovely work on the sallow skin for the Penguin.

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    1. Thank you Herbert, I was pleased with how that came out.

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  8. Wonderful work, Michael! The camouflage is perfect and the Penguin looks excellently evil. Knight Models, aren't they?

    Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Thank you Stefan and you are correct, Knight Models - a little expensive, but you don't need many to get a crew together.

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    2. Batman has been a hero of my youth so I've been lurking around those miniatures for a rather long time. But since I don't have any ambitions to play the game I've been hesitating to invest until now...

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    3. That was exactly my problem, a boyhood memory that was calling out to me.

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  9. Excellent work Sir Michael. You've done a great job on the camo trousers :)

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    1. Thank you Tamsin, I was really pleased with how they came out.

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  10. Your skills illuminated!

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  11. Why on earth did you think you couldn't do them justice. Fantastic job as usual Sir Michael!
    Camo is outstanding, thanks for the recipe dude.

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    1. That is very kind of you Bob, but always a little unsure when starting something new, really pleased so far though.

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  12. It's nice to see you getting back to the brushes on a regular basis. We've all missed your work out here.

    Those are nice figures and you are bringing out the personalities. The cammo is very well executed and I think adding snow to the bases would be interesting.

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    1. Thank you Anne, it as just been one of those years when something had to give. Things are still difficult, but I'm finding time for more hobby related projects as a way of coping.

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  13. This level of painting amply illustrates why you are Sir Michael of the paint table. The Penguin's face looks fantastic.

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    1. Thank you so much Robert, very kind of you to say so. I think I have been helped by a great sculpt to begin with.

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  14. Looking good; great cobblestone work as well as the camo.

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    1. Thank you Dean, i'm pleased with how the two have come together.

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    1. Thank you Dave, once I had worked out what I wanted to do it all came together rather well.

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  16. Very nice mate. It is interesting to see how others work. I do the base last lol.

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    1. I think that doing the best first started due to being too tired in the evenings to concentrate on the main body of the miniature, but I was happy to splash a paint around on the base - just a habit that stuck.

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  17. Any tutorials from you are most welcome.

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  18. Splendid work, Michael. Penguin's face looks amazing.

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    1. Thank you Mr. Finch, more by luck than judgement!

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  19. Great work! Thank you for the recipe.

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  20. Beautiful work on both the urban camo and their faces Michael. Stunning.

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  21. Beautiful work on both the urban camo and their faces Michael. Stunning.

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