Thursday, September 12, 2013

Paneuropean Infantry

Finished the last of my Ogre minis.  This is a group of Paneuropean infantry.  They are meant to be the same shade of blue as the tanks of my Quebecois force.  Unfortunately, I spray coated them with matte spray.  It was a new can and I must not have shaken the can well enough.  I ended up with a mist on them.  After some panicky online searching I came across a suggestion that washing the minis repeatedly with a soft brush and clean water can help.  I was skeptical but having nothing to lose I tried it.  I'll be damned if it didn't help!  They still have some hazy bits but they look LOTS better than they did.  I don't claim to understand the physics of how that works but I'll take it for what it is - a solution.




As a reference for scale, the squares on the mat are 1 inch.

I've got some more projects from the lead pile I'm working on.  I also broke down and bought a new Ogre Mk IV and an Ogre Mk VI.  Couldn't resist the urge to buy some of these great minis now that they are available again.  Will post soon.  Until then....peace.

6 comments:

  1. They look great! How frustrating was the painting of the lenses?

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    1. The visors weren't bad at all, actually. Just a swipe of red. The detail stands out far enough that there was no concern about getting red on much else.

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  2. Nicely done there well tiny though. I'd go crossed eyed painting these! I feel your pain with varnish had my own incident recently.

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    1. I use a magnifier with a natural light bulb. Had to start using that when I hit 40 or so... : )

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  3. When good varnishes go bad..... Nice work though. I can hardly see the guys I paint in 28mm. You use an electron microscope?

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    1. That made me laugh! These guys weren't that bad. Dark blue base with lighter blue dry brush. Some black to detail their backpacks and guns. Quick dry brush of gray on back packs and gunmetal on guns. Dot of red on the visors. With the magnifying light I have it was manageable. That and some teeny brushes!

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