And some of you may remember, one of my favorite projects that I do that are miniature related is to restore my parents’ old pewter miniatures.
Today, we have with us an old, what I believe, is a ranger. He might be something else, but I doubt it.
In any case, his name is Mistletoe.
At this point, I had already started working on him, and got his chainmail painted a metallic blue, and his plate mail pieces painted gunmetal. His helmet was, too.
Next I started working on his gloves, boots, and other leather parts. For his boots, I actually had to make a color because the brown used was very dark. It ended up coming out almost exactly the same color. Which of course, is my goal.
As you can tell, I also worked on the bottom of his skirt / tunic thing, which was a bright green.
His pants were a hard fit for color.
Also, you may notice that I painted the filigree on his quiver a nice silver. I used a regular brown for the shaft of the arrows, contrasting with the darker brown of the quiver.
I left the eyes and mouth which were very well painted. My dad was actually a really good painter.
I decided to leave the hair the original yellow that was there, as opposed to the previous restoration project where my dad just didn’t have a decent gold color to paint the hair of his gold elf.
The boat was an interesting project. I painted it all brown, then dry brushed it a metallic green, which actually turned it more of a metallic green. Originally, as you saw in the first pictures it was a sort of greenish Brown color. I decided here to make it more of the magical intent that was there. I added the gold filigree and fully intend on taking a thin piece of string, as was their previously (I had taken it off before the first picture), and add it at a later time.
Why am I not taking the time to do this now? Because my son is coming with me to my Tuesday night game, the Inglorious Ingrates, has a special guest. He will be carrying on the family tradition of gaming, and using a family heirloom in which to game.
I’ll tell you: I couldn’t be more proud.
Well, Dear Readers, I hope you enjoyed this edition of painting restoration. Let me know what you think in the comments below!
Until next time, Dear Readers…