Met a woman. Moved in with her. We paint, we game, we love.
My prolific blogging on the past stemmed from the fact that I had a dedicated space for photographing completed minis. My girlfriend (her name is Elizabeth) will let me have that space in our home, but with all the new distractions (we love to play board games together!) I just hadn't gotten around to setting it up. I did have the day off and took some photos of a few projects completed in the past few months (not a lot of figures from what I'm used to, but the painting slowly but surely continues.) So I'll be putting together a few posts over the next week catching you all up to at least my more recent projects.
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One of the wonderful things about Elizabeth is her willingness to take on new creative hobbies. I introduced her to minis painting, and the first thing she painted were most of these figures for Tokaido. I had intended to paint most of them, letting her choose two or three favorites to paint, but she ended up painting a lot of these while I was at work. It was a pleasant surprise to see her progress through these.
I prepared the figures the same as I do for all plastic figures: Prime with Army Painter (I prefer black), brush on a layer of black craft paint (Delta Cermacoat) to add some tooth and to provide an easy-to-see matte surface, paint as usual. We used the character cards from the game for reference and painted the figures using those colors. The figures turned out great and really take on a quality that fits the look of the game. Elizabeth did great.
We're both looking forward to the soon-to-be-released Matsuri figures for Tokaido -- another set of 16 figures. I expect Elizabeth will paint most of those, too. I have no problem with that :)
By the way, here's the new set-up. Still much the same, and nice and cozy: