Painting Update: Elven Spelljammer Ship – Finally!

Deer Readers, so sorry I’ve been incommunicado for the last several days. My mental health sucks sometimes.

In any case, I’m feeling a lot healthier and I’m back! You all know how it is and I appreciate your patience with me.

Now, with no further ado:

As you can see, I’ve made some really serious headway! I’ve finished the bottom, and have started working on the wings. Do you remember when I did the back tail fin? Yeah, well when I did that, I wanted to test out one of my new Speedpaint paints. The color ended up much too bright for what I was going for. Therefore, I painted over it with Angelic Green by Army Painter. This created an…unusual shade of green that ended up working well. When I realized that it was not going to be straight Angelic Green, I realized that the sections I was planning on painting similar to the tail fin would have to be done the exact same way.

So I busted out my Orc Skin Speedpaint and got to work.

Although I can tell I’ve made a lot of progress, when I look at all the rest that I have to do, it doesn’t feel that way. And that frustrates me to no end. Oh well.

In other news, my youngest daughter finally painted her own mini! I did give guidance and helped in some detail work, but she did a good job. See for yourself!

She did end up using speedpaints for the horse hair and mane/tail as well as the posts for the tie, but the rest is all her.

She used Wet Mud for the basing on the horse, and Skeleton Bone for the hooves.

On the tie, she used Gun Metal for the shiny bits, Dungeon Grey for the rocks, with Nuln Oil for the shading. For the highlights, she went with something interesting: Matt White (it is actually a D&D paint by Army Painter called Lawful White, but this was a paint that corresponded with an Army Painter color), with Mouldy Clothes for a mossy-type effect on the bottom of the tie as well as the rocks. This was one of the paints she bought herself. Not my preference, but it was her mini.

And I couldn’t be more proud of her paint job.

We went over painting techniques, to include shading and dry brushing (totally new concepts to her), so she is still learning, but hot dang she did a good job!

In any case, I plan to highlight, not just my own, but others’ paint jobs as well in the future.

In fact, here’s a picture of my 4-year old’s first miniature:

…and I will NEVER paint over it.

Until next time, Dear Readers…

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