More Painting

Huzzah, I actually sat down and did some painting this evening. This time I went for my 15mm Samurai types.

As I was driving my eldest to drama I was totally confused by a hill/island where there shouldn’t be one… turned out to be a totally weird looking cloud. You can just about make it out in the photo below.

Look I Painted Something!

I have not been in the mood to paint recently, but tonight I decided I would give it a go again.

I painted my 15mm giant that I printed out. This was done whilst playing ‘Hunter Call of the Wild’ on the PC. The pJnrs were to my left, the models were to my right and I was sat in a hide trying to call in some Blacktail deer. They never came but a bull elk did.

It’s not the best photo as it was taken on my tablet rather than my phone, but hey you can see where I have been.

Samurai Started

This evening I got my finger out and started on some of the 15mm Samurai forces.

I have made a sort of Bandit force that includes some Ronin and a renegade monk.

The above were all painted with the Dipping Inks. I am really pleased with the majority of them. The only one that is a bit weird is the black shadow dip. I like it, but the guy front right has his kimono painted with it. It is more a grey green. Basically to me, it is a naming thing rather than a useless colour. For full disclosure I had heard this and ordered it anyway as it is a useful colour.

I still have the following dips to try out.

Hopefully I will get some more done tomorrow. I am now off to order the shrine set from 3DAlienworlds.

You can see it here… https://www.3dalienworlds.com/shop-description.php?ID=1516184633

There are loads of cool bits 😉

Sohei

Tonight I got the Sohei just about finished. Basically the metallic bits to do.

I will hopefully get their opposition painted soon. You could really tell that I hadn’t painted for a while as a lot of the Contrast paint had settled.

Speaking of paint…

I got my new Dipping inks through… I used a couple on the Sohei.

I also did some painting on rocks with the kids at school. Here is my effort…

The printer is still going non stop, I had a sod of a time printing the trebuchet arm. I may actually redo it.

New Prints

So, because I cannot just use an army as it comes in the box, I just had to print myself some extra bits, namely some more shot troops and a couple of minis for the command base.

Unfortunately they are a bit on the big side, but I may just leave them as they are as the majority will be on their own bases.

I am still a bit knackered so didn’t bother trying to paint anything this evening.

Sohei Monk Buntai

Today I felt a lot better, but overdid it and had to lie down for a couple of hours.

I did a number of reports and as a reward to myself I was allowed to sort out the Sohei.

I got them washed and cured, based and undercoated… here they are:

So from left to right…

Senior with a tetsubo

Three Sohei with naginata

Two initiates with yumi

Two initiates with teppo

So this list may look familiar, that is because it is the list used for the 28mm boxed Ronin Sohei miniatures set.

I bought the rules on pdf and can I find them? So to make a quick list I copied that one. I have ordered a paper copy but it won’t be here for a while.

I also printed of a trio of Onna-Musha (female warriors). Two are armed with a naginata and another a bow.

Sort of excited here… new contrast paints have been announced. There are some very useful colours in there. I am really looking forward to getting a good purple.

Final Officers Done.

This evening I cracked on and got the final pair done. I even tried doing eyes on this pair…

I also spent some of today sorting out my 3D printer files. Basically I downloaded a pile and got them onto my hard drive… I did a bit of printing too. I increased the size of the Vampire and Scarecrow, printed a giant centipede as well as did a test print of some more 15mm Samurai. I

kind of got these to allow me to do Ronin in 15mm. I will be able to do various Forces to go with my 15mm terrain.

As you can see I haven’t done a huge increase.

Tomorrow I will get a start on the Silver Bayonet miniatures. The centipede is going to spend a few hours in the sun to make sure he is fully cured.

Down by the Market

As my back and lower extremities are still buggered I had to be a bit careful today. I did however manage to get the market stalls finished…

So from left to right we have a manju /mochi stall ( unfortunately the rice cakes are normally a pinkish colour)… no wonder no one has bought any of mine!) Next we have the hot sweet potato seller. The fish stall comes next and finally we have the fruit and veg seller.

I printed some road tiles at 50% original size. This was done about two years ago. They were originally for my 15mm samurai village. I stuck the road print onto the base and when it was dry I cut the bases out with a sharp blade. These were then edged by my chunky sharpie.

Now I could have done a lot more on these both base and paint wise, not to mention printing more boxes of produce. My mates birthday is today so I needed them done and dusted.

Now I learned a lot from these and will do a few things differently when I get round to doing mine… well that is if I don’t forget!

Whilst hunting for my Samurai terrain box I came across a box of miniatures, I really wished I hadn’t as the bases are blooming with white mould. I obviously forgot to take them out of the big shed and into my heated shed. I am afraid I used foul language upon opening the box. I reckon it is going to be a total rebasing for the lot of them.

Ooh What’s That

So yesterday I did a pile of printing…

It’s my mates birthday at the end of the month so I have got him some market stalls for his Monster hunting games.i sad a couple of issues, fire off, the corner of the front curled a bit. So to hide it I am going to base each one and get some ground cover up to the edge. Either that or stick a box in front of it. Second problem is the thatched roof. It is meant to come in two bits but for some reason my printer decided it was going tombow each end… easy fix… Inshall ‘build it’ in the software and print it as one piece. I will still probably mess around with greenstuff with this one… always good to have a bit of practice…

I also did some pinning of a model that I have had since the 90’s I found it in a box and decided it would be ideal for the Silver Bayonet… can you guess what it is from?

Finally I have just seen a Great value kickstarter for anyone with a 3D printer. The kickstarter is there to support the people of Kharkiv in Ukraine. You can find it Here.

Nineteen Down

That’s it, they are all done …

I went for reds with this lot. They fit in nicely with the rest of them…

A very colourful lot… probably shouldn’t be as they are obviously skeletons. I wanted them to be different colours to allow for identification on the table… that is my excuse and I am sticking to it.

Whilst mooching about for nothing in particular I came across these rather old magazines.

The one on the left was quite appropriate for this evening’s painting session.