Painting Miniatures

Ever wonder how people paint those tiny plastic figures? It’s actually easier than you think. I started painting figures about four years ago. I began my hobby by using some cheap paints and old brushes to paint some knight statues I had. Over the next few months I purchased the correct model paints and some nice brushes and had fun with some World War Two figures. They ended up looking terrible since I only had five different colors and no experience.20190325_135921

Now before you go off and start painting everything in sight, listen to my words of wisdom. Not every paint works on miniatures, you have to use paint specifically made for model painting. The paintbrushes you use are also vital to the quality of the result; it affects the texture, thickness, and surface area, which is the difference from making a piece of plastic come to life or random shapes with color sloppily painted on. Usually the best time to paint miniatures or models, whichever you prefer to call them, is the weekend or whenever you have several hours of freetime. Paintbrushes aren’t the only method of painting models. You can use anything with small pointy tips for tiny details such as buttons or eyes or a belt. Another method is mainly for bigger models like vehicles or buildings, it is airbrushing! Airbrushes are good for evenly distributing paint on a surface quickly. Now you can take my advice and get a headstart on model painting.20190325_140143

My skills have increased to allow me to be able to paint things such as eyes the size of a mosquito. I have learned many different techniques, how to blend colors, adding shadow, how to make things look old and worn, etc. painting miniatures is a fun way to see the beauty in any color, even mustard yellow somehow!20190325_155721

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Living History

I am in a revolutionary war reenacting group that shows people how colonists lived in the late 1700s. I have been a part in this operation for 4 years, I played the part of a politician in the Second Continental Congress, to a poor woodworker, to a serious Sergeant serving under General George Washington.  The last event that was held was set as the Battle of Saratoga, New York 1777. I was a rifleman in the 3rd Virginia Regiment. The American Militia won the battle shortly after they disabled the British cannons. But enough of the battle, more about the event. You will find almost any question answered whether it’s about making a bench from scratch, or about families and relationships back then. If you are interested in wood shop, surgery, or just eating food, Living History is the place for you and your family to visit! Learn more about us at our website:  http://www.visionheirs.com/

 

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