What’s Next? Planning, Competitions and More
Today was the last day to enter the Rainbow Brush and it looks like there’s some great entries. After some confusion I got an entry in a while back and I’m pretty happy with how it turned out and I’ve got some nice comments about it.
I’ll post a link to the voting when it’s been published.
So what’s next then?
Well I got some new spray primers in the mail this week so I should be able to start cleaning and painting my Bolt Action Soviets.
I also got some new oil paints in the mail, something I’ve wanted to get for quite some time to see if there’s a difference from the $ store ones I’ve used before.
The test piece for it will be the Tooth Fairy bust I got from BrokenToad a while back. They have a painting competition running for that bust so I have a deadline for getting him done, by the end of September.
I have started playing around with it and there’s definitely a big difference in quality and it’s hard but fun to use, quite a big difference from the normal acrylic paint.
And the winners are….
Don’t forget to check the winning entries for the Bananalicious 2 competition over at Massive Voodoo. It was one hell of a competition and while I didn’t win anything (nor expecting to) I’m definitely entering the next one they have, which is planned for 2017. So I have two years to get better ;).
I don’t know how many times I’ve had a shopping basket with home casting equipment ready to be ordered and then change my mind but now I’ve finally ordered me some.
The main reason for this is that I want cobblestone roads for our Bolt Action terrain and while I can make them myself, I will most likely go completely insane scribing all those stones so I went with option 2.
So I ordered some silicone, resin and some reinforced plaster to see which material will give the best quality/price/durability and how easy it is to use.
The only casting I’ve done before is a couple of badly failed attempts of using silicone caulk to make a mold using caulk that had an expiration date a good number of years ago. I know a lot of people use those methods successfully but I just couldn’t get it to work.