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Monthly Archives:March 2018

TUTORIAL: PAINTING “GUIJIA” part 1 ORANGE ARMOUR

Welcome to Painting “Guijia” tutorial. Here I will take you on a Step-by-step trip through almost entire process of painting Infinity the Game “Guijia” Special Project. This is part 1 focused on Orange/Yellow Armour.

Before we start, some notes:
* This one requires an Airbrush.
* Paint’s are to be properly thinned before airbrush application.
* As usual, please take note that what works for me might not necessarily work for you.

Allright! Undercoat the miniature with black, check your gear and let’s do this!

*  Start with a solid layer of airbrushed Val. Orange Brown. I applied mine in three delicate, overlaping layers. I went around the miniature, with top and bottom, focusing on Armour Plates areas.

*  Next, airbrush Val. Scrofulous Brown. Mostly from the top and up to 45* degree, focusing on the most exposed areas. You can start building transitions to previous layer avoiding shadowed areas.

*  I forgot to take a picture of this layer. That's on me. Fortunatelly the result can be seen on the next picture. The layer is a mix of Val. Scrofulous Brown and Val. Off White, applied from top onto the center of all exposed areas.

*  Next, outline all the edges with Val. Ice Yellow

*  Lastly, underline armour plates with Army Painter Soft Tone Ink. I also used strongly dilluted Soft Tone to apply some more shadow in certain 'over the edge' areas.

If it all sounds easy it’s because it actually is. The real challenge comes with next step, but that’s for next week’s tutorial…

Nazroth

TUTORIAL: MODELLING TOXIC SLUDGE BASES

In this easy, step-by-step tutorial I’m going to show you how to create a Toxic Sludge Base. I designed these bases for Warhammer 40,000 Death Guuard Plague Marines.

I USED:

  • Basing Glue,
  • Shoe moist absorbers**
  • Vallejo Interior Green,
  • Vallejo Duuck Egg Green,
  • Vallejo Light Livery Green,

**Where I’m from there’s a small paper bag filled with moist absorbsion balls in every shoe box. If you can’t get that, just use some grains or make small balls out of green stuff or modeling clay.

*  I started by covering entire base with a layer of basing glue.

*  I then put couple of tiny balls onto the base, creating 'buubbles' and let it all dry.

*  Once dry, I covered are around the bubbles with another layer of basing glue.

*  I let it all dry for about an hour, then undercoated entire base black.

*  I then airbrushed a layer of Vallejo Interior Green over entire base.

*  Next I airbrushed a layer of Duck Egg Green concentrating on bubbles and surrounding areas.

*  Last thing to do was to airbrush two layers of Light Livery Green over entire bases and paint the sides black.

 

Nazroth

October 2018

Toxic stuff, Pink stuff, Camo stuff, random stuff! October was definitely crazy! (in a positive way off course). Project of the month goes to Infinity the Game Shasvastii, which infiltrated my workbench for almost three weeks. Two smaller projects followed, being respectively: Warhammer 40,000 Death Guard and a collection of fantasy miniatures. There was even a little Infinity the Game Acontencimento side-project. A lot going on. With big things comming next month I think it’s time to slow down a bit… for a time…

Infinity SHASVASTII ‘Witness Me!’ – View gallery…

Warhammer 40,000 DEATH GUARD ‘Fast & Furious’ – View gallery…

FANTASY MINIATURES ‘Fast & Furious’ – View gallery…

Infinity MISCAELLOUS ‘Chrome & Shiny’ – View gallery…

Nazroth

TUTORIAL: MODELLING SEED-EMBRYO

In this easy, step-by-step tutorial I’m going to show you how to create a Seed-Embryo marker, same as from Infinity SHASVASTII lvl 5 ‘Witness Me!’ gallery.

I USED:

  • Super Glue,
  • Basing Glue,
  • Office Clips,
  • Toothpicks,
  • Small balls (airsoft gun ammo)
  • Hobby Cutters & Hobby Tweezers,

*  I started by straightening two office clips, leaving both ends curved.

*  I then wraped them around one another and once done, cut a piece with hobby cutters.

*  Next I applied a drop of basing glue, followed by a drop of super glue onto a base.

*  Then I glued wraped up office clip piece on top of the super glue spot.

*  Airsoft gun ammo ball followed, on top of the office clip piece. First a drop of super glue, then basing glue, then I slightly dipped the ball in super glue and glued it on.

*  Lastly I modelled three growth pieces on top of the ball, applying a small dose of basing glue with a tootpick, then covering it with super glue.

And that’s it! The Seed-Embryo markers ready in few minutes. Just make sure you let them dry before painting – I recommend about 4 hours for super glue – basing glue mix to fully dry out and produce awesome texture.


Do you like this tutorial? Have you made your own Seed-Embryo markers? Be sure to let me know in the commets below!

Nazroth

September 2018

September was quite a journey. From Warhammer 40k Tau Empire, through Malifaux Master of Puppets spiced with Warzone Resurrection Valpurgius and a bunch of Infinity the Game scenery pieces. Have I mentioned a grand new Special Project of “Inquisitor’s Beast”? And the Toys… there were also the Toys XD XD

Warhammer 40,000 TAU EMPIRE ‘Fast & Furious’– View gallery…

Crates and Containers – View gallery…

“INQUISITOR’S BEAST” Special Project ‘Heroes Never Die!’ – View gallery…

Warzone VALPURGIUS ‘Chrome & Shiny’ – View gallery…

Malifaux MASTER OF PUPPETS – View gallery…

Nazroth

AIRBRUSH FOR BEGINNERS – What you need to start…

Allright, so you decided to start with an airbrush. You’ve made some reconnaissance, picked an airbrush and compressor and the only question that stands between you and a lifetime of airbrushing is “what else do I need to start?”. This very question was asked to me a lot since I myself started airbrushing. It might be about time to turn the answer into a short article, in hope to help all the beginner hobbyists out there…

NECESSITIES:

Assuming you’ve already picked an airbrush and compressor, there’s still a list of items you should get before you’ll be able to start airbrushing. Let’s dive head on into the list of necessary items…

Air Hose

Air hose is used to link the airbrush with compressor. When picking an air hose it is important to check which models of airbrush / compressors it’s fitting is compatible with. You can simply ask the store to recommend you an air hose compatible with types of fitting of your airbrush / compressor.

Adapter / Multi Way Valve Assembly

In case your airbrush has different type of fitting than the compressor, you will also require an Adapter, or a Multi Way Vavle Assembly with a proper type of connection. Take a look at E-Bay to see how many different types of fitting there are…

Spray Out Airbrush Pot & Airbrush holder

A filter equipped spray out airbrush pot and an airbrush holder (prefferably 2 in 1 like below) are also necessary. Thanks to these you will have an option to rest the airbrush on a holder inbetween different activities (like mixing paints, or even resting for a bit). Spray out airbrush pot will also keep the majority of paint waste contained in an easy to clean glass pot.

Cleaning Brushes

You will use these too clean up the insides of your airbrush.

Nozzle Cleaning Tool

You will use this tool to clean up the nozzle. When picking this one up make sure it is recommended for the type of nozzle of your airbrush. Too large tool might damage the nozzle.

(On the picture top: ALDER tool, damages H&S nozzles! bottom: H&S tool, perfect for H&S nozzles)

Water Bowl & Nozzled Plastic Bottle

You will use this duo to remove the excess of paint from your airbrush without the need to spray it all out.

Airbrush Cleaner, Airbrush Thinner, Airbrush Flow Improover

Airbrush Cleaner, Airbrush Thinner and Airbrush Flow Improover – these three liquids are a must have.

OTHER STUFF:

Below are some additional items that while not necessary, will come in handy once you start airbrushing your way to hobby glory.

Spare Needle

Airbrush needle is very delicate. A vast majority of beginners damage the needle during first few days of airbrush adventure. I advise you to get a spare needle, just in case.

Medium Round Brush

Long hair, medium size, round brush to remove excess paint from the tip of the needle without the need to dismantle entire airbrush.

Mixing Tool & Mixing Cups

You might use these to mix paints before pouring them into the cup on top of airbrush to avoid clods of paint to get inside.

PAINTS...:

Obviously you will require paints. It is not necessary to get any type of special airbrush paints. Thanks to Flow Improover and Thinner regular paints will do, but that’s a story for another article…

Thanks for reading. If you think I skipped a necessary or useful item that a beginner airbrush users should get, let me know in the comments section. Cheers!

Nazroth

August 2018

August made me very excited. It started with continuation of previous month’s project: Infinity BAKUNIN. Then I decided it’s time for a bit of system restart – Ironskull’s Boyz joined my small Shadespire collection. Afterwards it got pretty serious with my very first Airbrush Classes kicking off in Kraków. A long expected project of Infinity Combined Army followed and I had a chance to unleash all the hype accumulated for this one throughout last months. Then something special dropped in: a fantastic idea for a birthday present that I was asked to deliver in time and style. This one had to be blurred, cause there’s still some time before the grand event 😛 All projects complete and not much planned for next month, I cut the finish line with few days to spare, decided to spent them with Gingermane Studio’s scenery to add to “The Colony” Special Project.

Infinity BAKUNIN ‘Chrome & Shiny’ – View gallery…

Shadespire IRONSKULL’S BOYZ ‘Chrome & Shiny’ – View gallery…

Infinity COMBINED ARMY ‘Witness Me!’ – View gallery…

Gingermane Studio Scenery – View gallery…

Nazroth

TIP: PRE-PRIMING HDF PREPARATION

During my long hobby journey I worked with a lot of HDF laser cut terrain. Many projects I was engaged with were not limited to products of a single company, thus I will speak from experience when I tell you that practically all HDF laser cut terrain shares a single flaw: Laser cut edges are scorched and that leads to the edge surface not being suitable for light colour undercoat. Below I will show you a simple way to prepare HDF scenery for light colour undercoat.

I USED:

  • Vallejo Acrylic-Poliurethane Surface Primer paint,
  • Cheap old brush,
  • Water,

I picked Vallejo Desert Tan Surface Primer for two reassons. First it is a light, sandy colour – compatible with light colours that I will be using afterwards, when trying to achieve a smooth white colour of the scenery piece. Secondly, due to the paint being Acrilic-Poliurethane mix, which makes it fill any irregularities in the surface and still dry out into a solid, smooth layer.

*  Step one: I mixed Desert Tan paint 3:1 with water to make it easier to apply.

*  Step two: I applied the mix onto the HDF edge surfaces with an old, large brush.

*  Step three: I removed the excess paint from the sides of the HDF and applied it to the largest edge areas.

Once dried up, it looked like this. Kind of messy, but it totally dissapears after proper undercoat, leaving both the edges and the sides smooth…

Here’s the same piece after one layer of Vallejo Desert Tan airbrushed all over it. Smooth…

And examples of finished scenery…

Hope this one is helpful. If you have your own methods of preparing HDF before undercoating – please drop me an e-mail at contact@scarhandpainting.com – I would love to learn new hobby stuff 🙂

Nazroth

TUTORIAL: UNLIMITED PAINTING HOLDERS

Hobby Grips, Miniature Holders, Painting Holders – many names for a single high-demand product. Painting Holders are a topic that comes back time and time again at painting facebook groups. Hobbyists seek advice on ‘which one is the best’, ‘where to buy’ etc. The thing is that in general ‘the best’ is what works for you and while Painting Holders are a rather expensive addition to your hobby tools collection – it does not have to be this way. Below is a Tutorial, or rather just a simple idea on how to create your own Painting Holders in large numbers and for cheap.

I USED:

  • Super Glue,
  • Cheap plastic Glass, prefferable 3cl/30ml,
  • Blu Tack, or any substitute,

*  Step one: I made a ball out of Blu Cack.

*  Step two: To enchance durability of the 'grip' I applied Super Glue into a plastic Glass, then glued another one into it.

*  Step three: I mounted a small ball of Blu Tack on top of the 'grip'. This will hold the miniature attached to the 'grip'.

*  That's it. Money saved, say hello to my new Painting Holder.

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

  • For obvious reasons this Holder would work for based miniatures only.
  • Making your own is cheap and fast and might let you ‘test’ if Holders (of any kind) are a thing for you, before you commit to purchase something expensive.
  • No, if properly built and mounted the miniature would not fall off. I have painted hundreds of plastic/metal miniatures like this and none have ever fell off the Holder.
  • There’s no limit to size of the grip used, except for your imagination. It does not have to be a plastic Glass, a Spray plug, or a paint container will do – altho for large areas and big miniatures I recommend to use more than one ball of Blu Tack, prefferably spread even across the surface.

 

Nazroth

July 2018

What a month! What a lovely month! A lot of my fav Infinity the Game starting with a ‘B4ckd00r Incursion Special Project’, on which I worked on hard at the end of last month. The project was a great prelude to more or less Infinity Nomad month, cause after speed painting a tiny addition to my own Nomad Collection, I begun a large Infinity Bakunin lvl 4 ‘Chrome & Shiny’ project. The sheer quantity of miniatures was a challenge and due to last week of July being reserved for vacation, I wasn’t able to finish entire collection. Next month – definitely more Bakunin!

‘B4CKD00R INCURSION’ Special Project ‘witness Me!’ – View gallery…

Infinity BAKUNIN ‘Chrome & Shiny’ – View gallery…

Infinity NOMADS – View gallery…

“The Colony” Special Project – View gallery…

Nazroth