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How do people paint these things???

*grumble, grumble, gotta go back to Game Parlor now*



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Nov. 14th, 2006 08:24 pm (UTC)
REEEEEEEEALLY small brushes and REEEEEEEEEEEEEALLY big magnifying glasses.
Nov. 14th, 2006 08:29 pm (UTC)
Time. They use plenty of time...

And I bet they use "hide" on a number of their mistakes too.
Nov. 14th, 2006 09:20 pm (UTC)
Remind me to show you pictures of some of my 15mm stuff.
And my 1:160 scale Robinson Family and Robot from Lost in Space.
Nov. 14th, 2006 09:29 pm (UTC)
You showed me those, actually. :) It doesn't answer my question, tho! ;P

Nov. 14th, 2006 11:40 pm (UTC)
I wanna see I wanna seeee~!!!
Nov. 15th, 2006 01:41 am (UTC)
OK, just this once ...
Lost In Space

I will not tie up The Gneech's page with my pictures. What you see here is a bit larger than full size. The close ups in the folder show all the flaws. The Jupiter 2 is not something I made, but I did make the landing leg stand for the ship. Yes Penny is holding Gleep, and yes Gleep has antennae.

The 15mm figures, three 75mm figures and a 25mm Dragon can be found at

I just took them down and photographed them, didn't dust them first (and it shows!) I also realize that I never finished detailing the 15mm figures.

I did the two wizards because I wanted to do the Owl and the Lizard. The Aquarian was a figure based on a race in a spaceship miniatures game.

The pictures were taken with a Canon 300D Rebel Digital SLR with the standard 50mm lens and available light.
Nov. 15th, 2006 02:13 am (UTC)
Re: OK, just this once ...
"Depth-of-field" is your friend--- };-)
Nov. 15th, 2006 08:45 am (UTC)
Re: OK, just this once ...
Yep, but tricky. As I said, these were casual hand held shots because Frost wanted to see them.
Nov. 15th, 2006 02:40 pm (UTC)
Re: OK, just this once ...
Didn't say it was easy--- };-)

(Remember, I'm an old pro photog, so I'm "picky". *heh!*)
Nov. 14th, 2006 09:50 pm (UTC)
actualy know a guy who does warhammer 40k stuff with a 3 bristle brush

Nov. 14th, 2006 11:07 pm (UTC)
Very carefully.
Nov. 14th, 2006 11:33 pm (UTC)
I think that's a slightly larger than usual scale mini. And a lot of paint mixing and stuff, sort of like how you might paint a picture, but... on tiny detail.
Nov. 14th, 2006 11:39 pm (UTC)
O.o Is that a STANDARD SIZE miniature?!??
That's it, I've gotta get your address to send you those three miniatures I have on my desk that need a good home. You can take good care of them, I hope!

And gotta get postage. >.>;
Nov. 15th, 2006 07:00 am (UTC)
They use magnifying glasses that make the tiniest little things visible and brushes with no more than three hairs at the tip, and a LOT of patience. I bet they don't drink caffine or eat a lot of sugar, either.

I've seen documentaries on the people who make the dyes to make dollar bills. The dyes are useless if the lines are less than a hair's width and more than a hair and a half-- and they have to be variable depths depending on the darkness and thickness of the line. It can take months to carve a single dye. Very impressive work!

And no, knowing how dollars are made doesn't take the magic away. It adds to it.

Have the best

Nov. 15th, 2006 10:01 am (UTC)
If you like, I can put you in touch with my friend, Chris, who is one of the top 20% of miniature painters in the world. He paints normal sized miniatures even BETTER than the one you linked to.

He does non-metallic metal effects, and even as far as the white glint in the pupil of the eyes, all amazingly blended etc.

He's really something else!
Nov. 15th, 2006 07:22 pm (UTC)
Methinks it involves more patience than even I've been graced with.
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