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Mad Dog's Painting Gallery 19 Nov 2017 22:16 #257894

My first ever attempt at painting minis has begun. For this glorious honor I have chosen the game Space Cadets: Away Missions.

So that is all of these minis;


Now primed into all of these minis;


Then after 4 episodes of Punisher and a quick dip.


Tomorrow I hope to work on dry-brushing.
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Mad Dog's Painting Gallery 20 Nov 2017 09:32 #257909

Good luck! You'll do fine. You'll improve your skills with every painted figure. Remember: painted miniatures always look better than unpainted miniatures.
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Mad Dog's Painting Gallery 20 Nov 2017 22:12 #257945

Okay, I'm pretty damned happy with these. All that's left really is to clear-coat them. I decided I don't care about doing faces for boardgame minis.







Also had some time to test out my saucermen scheme. There's a lot of them to paint so I wanted to keep them simple with black uniforms.

Will try to get pictures in the daytime when I'm all done.
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Mad Dog's Painting Gallery 20 Nov 2017 22:51 #257947

Those look rad! I’d paint the base tops or scrape off the oops! marks and then seal them. They look too good to let that shit fly.
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Mad Dog's Painting Gallery 20 Nov 2017 23:12 #257948

Seriously, spend about one minute per figure painting the bases and you’ll be surprised at the way it completes the looks. I think you could even use that crazy, bright ass silver you are using there and it would look cool.

Faces make a difference too. If you just wash those skin areas with Reikland Fleshshade or a similar skin wash, it’ll make a big change to their look- they will look more complete. Again, it’s about a minute per figure to do that, and it will give their eyes, nose, mouth, cheeks, etc. definition.

The aliens, they would so well to have a green wash slapped on them for the same reasons. The black is tough- I hate painting black. I would have done those dark gray and washed a few times with a black shade.

You got some nice, bright colors there, those will look great with the game. Love that you did Trek colors too.
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Mad Dog's Painting Gallery 20 Nov 2017 23:20 #257950

Probably won't seal them until I seal everything at the same time. Planning to finalize bases last once everything else is done. Just painted them real quick for the pics.
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Mad Dog's Painting Gallery 21 Nov 2017 10:21 #257966

Just remember to mask the sides of the bases if you paint them - those plastic clips will scrape away paint. I found this out the hard way with the Adventurerers ones I painted and gave to my kids.
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Mad Dog's Painting Gallery 22 Nov 2017 09:56 #258061

Decided to go with a different uniform color for these guys. Planning to do a second layer and dip tonight.

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Mad Dog's Painting Gallery 22 Nov 2017 10:07 #258063

There you go! That looks better than the black. If you feel like doing it, painting those eyes would make these guys really pop. White with a black dot in that little hole would look a little too much though- maybe yellow or something. I think I’d also do that shirt/ the “V” part of their uniform in a different color- maybe silver.i would probably hit those belts with silver too.

Little stuff like that matters...the key if you are trying to keep it simple is to just pick out one or two big details that you can hit quickly and easily.
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Mad Dog's Painting Gallery 22 Nov 2017 14:41 #258094



I think they look creepier all one color which I like. I do want the Leader cape non-purple though so I might go with black/purple.
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Mad Dog's Painting Gallery 22 Nov 2017 16:42 #258106

Ya, see, picking out the belts and that trim made a big difference.

If it were my set, I'd do that cape in a turquoise or maybe even a silver. I keep saying silver, but I think that whole lame (read: la-may) is perfect for the game. In fact, if there were a glittery silver that is what I would use.

Of course, capes always look good in red, too.
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Mad Dog's Painting Gallery 23 Nov 2017 21:44 #258150

A lot of freshly dipped Saucermen.

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Mad Dog's Painting Gallery 27 Nov 2017 15:36 #258282

Current progress on the evil Saucerman menace. I'd be happy sealing these but I'll leave them until everything is ready to seal. Then I can decide how much more time, if any, I want to spend on the project. Leaders are dipped so should be done soon too.



Also, I've determined that I don't like dipping. i'm using Army Painter Quickshade and feel like it always leaves too much on that I have to paint over so my Martians don't look like they shit themselves. I'll continue the method for the rest of the game to be consistent but suspect I'll move to a brushed-on wash in the future.
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Mad Dog's Painting Gallery 27 Nov 2017 19:51 #258300

Great army of martians! I never "dip" myself, just selective wash with brush. Also, if I can help it I layer instead of washing. Just like the effect better. More control, less filter effect and gives reliable result.
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