Friday, April 3, 2009

New Pictures!


Here's the mage from the Caesar Miniatures I bought way last fall or summer or whatever. I finally painted him. (Click photos to embiggen.)

Actually, the reason I waited this long wasn't mere laziness. I wasn't sure how to prime the silly bugger. But then I came across the Junior General. And they led me to learn that Krylon makes a paint, called Fusion, that specifically bonds with plastic. Good stuff! And it's a buck cheaper than the primer I just bought at the gaming store...

Anyway, here he is, Fusion primed and miracle dipped.


Chgowiz said...

Fusion is awesome stuff!

Armory's Matte Finish is relatively inexpensive, but good finish.

Will Douglas said...

Yeah, I like the Armory's products, but I'm sold on the Miracle Dip, so I don't really need the matte finish.

I don't know if you were reading when I extolled the virtues of the Miracle Dip (aka, Minwax Polyshades Tudor Satin 360). It's a protectant and stain for wood, but it works great on miniatures.

(I have one figure I use in an irregular 3.5 game that I've had for over a year now. I dipped it, and it doesn't show any signs of wear yet.)

kesher said...

That looks great! I'm really starting to get the itch to do some mini-painting...

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Coopdevil said...

I've been swearing by a version of the Miracle Dip for a few years now, block-painting in bright colours and giving the model one coat of a coloured varnish (Satin Dark Oak) but I slap it on with a big brush rather than dip. Less messy, less wasteful and you don't have to hover over the model removing pools.

There is nothing better for speed-painting than Miracle Dip in fact if I hadn't discovered a locally-available (UK) substitute I would probably have given up on miniature wargaming altogether.

Will Douglas said...

Yeah, I actually use a brush myself.

I was worried about clean up for the longest time. I even got a can of mineral spirits (which sounds more like a D&D monster than a solvent, but there you go...)

And then I found a pack of 16 (!) brushes at the dollar store. Problem solved -- I just "dip" in batches and throw the brush away.