Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Panzer III Ausf N

I am planning my next AFV project currently and I thought I'd have a go at building Tamiya's Panzer III Ausf N - So I am pleased to see that there is a v-bench article on Planet Armor to help me.

I have the Aber side skirt up-date PE sets which should cause much soldering amusement

Friday, 17 April 2009

Figure painting guides

There are many techniques we see master painters use on forums and discussion boards, but one thing they have all done is master the basics. I was looking at some of my figures the other day and I thought it would be a good idea to reread some of the basic literature on painting with acrylics, before I rush off to the bookshelf I checked out a couple of very useful online guides to figure painting:

Vallejo online guide : Figure Painting with Model Color in the Model Color Section ,

Vallejo also provide a very useful colour equivalencies chart for their Model Color range with other manufactures and colour charts of the range , the links are just above the article.

Andrea Miniatures recently made available there own guide online on figure painting by Julio Cabos simply register your e-mail address and you will receive a PDF version of the guide.

Thursday, 16 April 2009

The secret's in the detail

Over on Planet Armor I have been following the build of a Sd. Kfz. 184 Elefant for quite a while now, the level of detail is mouth wateringly good , enjoy !

Future Inspiration

On occasion while wondering through the various modelling forums online one stumbles on to a work of real mastery. The following multi media painting tutorial of a scratch built Warhammer Space Marine posted on the CoolMini Or Not Forum is a truly wonderful and to be marvelled at :

Space Marine WIP Part 2 by Giganticdark

Monday, 13 April 2009

Mark Bannerman

For many years now the work of Mark Bannerman has been a great inspiration to me. His technique in painting faces was instrumental in me developing my skills as a figure painter, however I still need to learn when to stop. Since I tend to over paint the faces. Here are a list of links to his articles on painting 1/35th faces in oil colours orginally published on the Missing Lynx website.

Painting 1/35th heads in 8 steps
"The Bannerman Way"
"The Bannerman Way Part 2"
Painting figures adding details
Painting Asian faces
Painting Black / African faces

All by Mark Bannerman

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Panther Ausf D with zimmerit

A step by step v bench article on painting and weathering a Panther Ausf D on Planet Armor