Monday, September 15, 2008

What Happened????

So when we last saw the dwarfs, they were primed black & ready for painting, now they are all jacked up looking, so what gives?

No they are not messed up or a botched prime job, you see this was done on purpose. I will be dipping this army with MinWax Polyshade Tudor, which is what I dip everything with. But in my years of painting & dipping I have found that I can control how dark a figure will look if I dry brush an off white color before painting. This makes the base colors stand out more once you apply the dip.

So here is the color that I use, Delta Ceramcoat Sandstone, which is a off white sort of color. This will come as no surprise to most people that know me, because Delta Ceramcoat Mudstone & Sandstone are my favorite colors to use, almost like someone else's use of Americana Honey Brown...Rob!

So what I do is apply a liberal dry brush of this color all over the figure. Once again when I apply the base colors they will stand out more over the white as opposed to the black which will be more muted.

All of the figures have been dry brushed and are ready for the next step which is base color painting, or as my buddies like to say, painting by numbers. Should have another update ready Wednesday.



Darren Wadland said...

I'm looking forward to seeing how your Dwarfs turn out Tim. I've still got my "Wardens of the Westgate" set to paint so any inspiration will be welcome!

As a side note, I noticed that the pics on your blog aren't "clickable" to show a larger picture. I found the way around that for my own blog site was to use Firefox to make the post - then the code saves properly when you publish the post. It doesn't seem to work with IE.

RonSaikowski said...

Just found your blog, the idea of priming black and then a heavy drybrush of an off white has me intrigued. I'll be looking forward to seeing the results here.

Keep up the good work.