Like most of us, I never seem to have enough time to paint these days so I’m always looking for that Holy Grail of miniature painting, the instant-one-coat-looks-great-miniature paint. You know the one. One coat provides instant shading, subtle blending, perfect skin tones, and awesome eyes. Yeah! That one!
Now, having seen several videos, I wanted to try out this Quickshade stuff. So I painted a few zombies over the weekend.
I followed the directions and base coated the figures in bright colors. The directions on the can say to dip the minis and shake them off but the videos I watched tended to use the brush method. I opted for the brush. I brushed the Quickshade on and then spent the next several minutes removing the puddles as they formed until it became tacky.
My son and I got some time to play a game of Pulp Alley. We opted for a co-op game using his league and minis against a league of demon bats. The setting was Isla de las Pulgas portrayed by some of my pirate terrain. The plot points were five civilians who need to be saved. Or fed upon…
I have recently been looking for a battle mat that I could use for a Caribbean beach. No luck. And mats are kind of expensive. Then, I found this…
The grand total for both 3 x 3 mats was just over $53. That’s much better than $40 or more for a single mat! Continue reading
I worked on the Crow’s Nest a little more. The decking and stairs are going to require quite a bit of planking so I started preparing the wood.
Using a thread file, I carved woodgrain texture into the smoothe craft sticks. Continue reading
At long last, the Town Well and Cargo Piles have reached the store.
The extra castings that I made are now available in the store while they last.