|Da Green Wunz Is Da Bestest|
|The latest boyz|
|Still a lot to do, though.|
|The command group|
Some of you may have noticed something else, though. A couple of the models have brightly coloured bases - I used their white bases to experiment with colours I was mixing, and one of them is a very bright pink. What's up with that?
|This is up with that.|
I's because I got some cheap artists acrylics at a local Glasgow art store. (Imaginative titled the ArtStore.) I often pop in when I need new brushes or other odds and ends but last time I noticed that Pebeo paints were down to just £2.45 per 100ml tube. I knew I needed more blue paint, so I thought I'd give them a try - they're very thick but watered down and mixed with the dregs of remaining Enchanted Blue I had it got my blue paint back up to strength.
They're not quite as high pigment content as miniature paints - they're not designed for as small application so when watered down enough to be used on 28mm figures they can be a bit streaky, but that florescent is too good for a Slaanesh player to pass up. So I got it, as well as some white and black (because one can never have too many of those basic shades for undercoating and mixing) and went on home, where I experimented with mixing up a lighter shade of pink...
|GW Emperor's Children on the left; my new colour on the right.|
The end result was a 2:1 mix of Pebeo Fluorescent Pink and Titanium White to produce a light and bright pink. This serves as a proxy of the now out of print and much missed colour Titillating Pink - Coat D'Arms make many old GW paints, including the Amethyst metallic purple I so love, but Titillating Pink and it's distinctive 80s day-glo has vanished into the mists of time.
|What I'm trying to replicate.|
|Flash off, a picture of my palette with my home-made pink mix.|
Anyway, enough about pink! Let's get these Hobgoblins out of the way so I'll finally have two decent sized core units. Then I'm going to treat myself to some Lords/Heroes to lead them before going back to the units. I've got loads of stuff in my Chaos Dwarf To Do Box: mostly GW but a few Mantic and Impact figures in there as well. Without buying anything else I should be able to assemble a decent sized army.
|The box. That Warhammer Forge packet is the next one getting assembled.|
Finally, I picked up a vintage miniatures game on eBay recently I've yet to post about. I'll write about it soon, but here's a related picture to see if any grognards out there remember said game....