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Tuesday, 27 March 2012

A Small Update

Hey all.  Things have been a bit slow for me in the hobby front.  I spent a week in New York City, and then spent the following week catching up on work and other things (One of which was re-watching Season 1 of Game of Thrones in anticipation of Season 2).

So I don't have anything new to show so far as paintings go, but hopefully, next time I show some miniatures they will look a little better than before, as I have invested in some skill building materials:

The Foundry Painting guide focuses on layering with the Foundry 3 Colour system.   It appears to be a somewhat easier method for achieving much better results.   I don't expect to become some sort of great painter, but the techniques in this book seems easy enough to tackle, and then produce miniatures that should look really good on the table (even if they don't look so good when zoomed in and photographed).     I guess time will tell on how well it pans out for me.

I'd also like to take this chance to promote a friend's blog.  He started it shortly before the end of 2011, and has hit over 130 posts.  The theme of his posts focus on his very expansive toy collection.  So if you have any interest in toys (especially of the 80s and 90s), GI Joe, Transformers and other nerdery, stop in and leave him a comment, I'm sure he'll appreciate it. 


  1. No problem I'll say Adam sent me!

  2. Adam, I bought that Foundry Painting and Modelling Guide at Christmas last year, along with lots of their paints. I am very impressed with their paints and I love the book. I've been figure painting since the late 1970's but I'm still learning and believe me, I learnt a lot from this book. You won't regret buying it!

  3. I need books as well as more paints. I'm just getting ready to do my third figure and there's so much I don't know. I hope you enjoyed your trip!

  4. I picked this book up at shows loads of times, I've always meant to buy it, but just never got round to it!

  5. Thanks all.

    @ Angry Lurker Thank you friend, I'm sure he'll appreciate the comments.

    @Vampifan It looks very informational, though I haven't painted with it yet. I want to get a few sets of Foundry Triad Paint sets as well, to really be able to jump into the system.

    @Anne There are a lot of tutorials on youtube that can get you started. I've viewed many of them, but I wanted to get a book from a pro, that really slows it down. I'm a slow learner, heh. Also, I've seen what you've done with your minis so far, and they are very good for a beginner. I wish I had started so well.

    @Ray I think its worth picking up, but at the same time I've seen your figures, and you don't need much more guidance.

  6. Don't worry Adam, its good to have a break from hobby stuff. Do pass on any useful tips please

  7. Sometimes you need to take a break! Anyway cool blog following!