Painting Challenge Progress – Giles

Reese put together the idea of the Painting Challenge, and naturally if we were asking people to throw their hat into the ring, we would need to step up and do the same.  So without hesitation, here is the first part of my challenge…

These are the first part of my painting challenge.  The Empire of the Blazing Sun naval models from the Shadow Hunters boxed set, and one of the older land boxes.

These are the first part of my painting challenge. The Empire of the Blazing Sun naval models from the Shadow Hunters boxed set, and one of the older land boxes.

I made a rookie error with these, I used an untested (by me) primer.  I discovered, much to my displeasure later that night, that my acrylic paints weren’t taking to the models at all.  Bugger!  I resprayed with an Army Painter Matte Varnish in the hope this would give something for the paint to grip.  Thankfully it did the trick wonderfully, and I had no problems thenceforth.

EotBS Smalls

The first leg of the painting challenge was the smalls – I was going with a relatively simple scheme.

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Photo 3-07-2014 1 22 21 pmPhoto 3-07-2014 1 22 04 pmPhoto 3-07-2014 1 21 46 pmVery happy to have the smalls done, that’s one step in the right direction!  The scheme is simple, but I think, after a shaky start, that they’ve come up ok.

Now – onto the Cruisers…

Cheers,

Giles.

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