Sunday, June 18, 2017

A Few Minis More

I found these pack donkeys amongst my pile of "lead" and decided to paint them. They are from Foundry. I painted others from the set, including various pack equines, a long time ago.

 Female sci-fi soldier from Reaper; owlbear cub and Illyrian spaceman from Bombshell Miniatures.

8 comments:

  1. Thanks, Michael!

    I greatly enjoy your work on your blog!

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  2. Yay! New stuff! I have a train of mules or donkeys I need to paint up - they'd be so useful - could be used for so many different periods - but i just can't motivate myself to get them done...

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    1. Thanks, Tim!

      I also greatly enjoy your work (and play) on your blog!

      You guys inspire me.

      I find sometimes that doing something like painting the donkeys is a nice relaxing change of pace. One thing that sometimes slows me down the most is trying to figure out what colors to paint things. I don't really have that problem with thinks like pack animals.

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    2. Oh, I get anxious over animal colours more than I get anxious about uniform colours... There's always lots of info and plates about uniforms - less so about the particular varieties and shades of horses (or mules or donkeys).

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    3. For me the animal colors are easier - there are plenty of references for their colors. I have a book of horse breeds, for example; as well as a few painting guides for painting equines. And other books about animals as references and/or inspiration for animal coloring.

      But I think it's harder to find references for various sci-fi and fantasy figures and robots. I try to find ones from the manufacturers, but they don't always have painted examples. I also look for inspiration from sci-fi and fantasy films and illustrations, but don't always find close enough analogs to borrow from.

      I guess we all have our different stumbling blocks. :)

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  3. Nice sci fi types, donkeys are good I've just spray primed 6 and should be painting them this week, super useful models imho.
    Best Iain

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  4. Thanks, Iain!
    Yes, they can be used in some convoy scenarios in lieu of wagons, or in other cases where you want to represent some low-tech transport.

    I have more sci-fi types in the queue, along with more dwarf musketeers, and a few other odds and ends.

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