Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Stone Grey Soil

The model is now primed and assembled for photoshoot. I used zenithal  priming for this project. Basicly it means, that I first primed the whole model with black primer, that was then followed by thin white layer from 45 degree angle with airbrush. This technigue is nicely described in Massive Voodoo's blog here.

The scenic base was also inspired from the bases that you can see in that wonderful blog, just please check it out. Lots of good tutorials and nicely painted miniatures there!

If you wonder about that little rabbit out there, it's a thing that got there because I wanted to add something into that combosition and Ian is always sending me these cryptic and funny little poems about dogs and rabbits when we chat through e-mail, so I felt that little rabbit was a perfect thing to add there=) It balances the things nicely now.

I first coloured that wooden blog with some paint but wasn't happy with the result until i figured out to use black shoe polish for colouring! Gives nice deep colour with waxy feel. Perfect! ;)

and little music to go with...


  1. That's amazing! You guys keep getting better and better... Keep it up!

  2. That zenith highlight thing really works! Can't wait to see this guy painted.

  3. hulluus - thanks!
    Envy - Yeah! it works almost too well!!
    Now i'm afraid that I ruin this piece with painting ;)

  4. Very very nice! I used this kind of highlight-picking-undercoat on heroquest figures a while back and it really gives a great base to wash colour onto the top of. Can't wait to see the finished article!

  5. Gorgeous work. Bunny is a touch I also approve of.

    World needs more bunnies. Might make one for my Tau commander in future. :D

  6. Very cool! It's great idea and release!

  7. If i were you i would leave the paint job as is , its very bold and quite daring. Love that Miller ambiance of the thing , its a piece of beauty.