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Choosing Paints for Miniatures.

        One piece of advice I would give to miniature painters is to investigate a variety of paint brands. Independent shops are good for this since they usually stock a number of brands.
        For basic colours such as black, white etc it is only prudent to buy them from the company that offers the best value. MP paints are my usual first choice for these. Their paints come in pots that are at least twice the volume of GW and for half the price. It is perfectly good paint so you would be a fool to pay effectively four times the price for something no better.

Cawdors and Delaques

Quite a couple of days of painting. Using the [b][url=http://www.cheddarmongers.org/prod/blog/uncle_phil/painting_quick_and_lazy_uncle_phil_way]three colour undercoating[/url][/b] method makes painting much faster but I had not appreciated just how fast this could be. After painting the Orlocks in the last post in two days the Cawdors took less than a day and a bit including undercoating. The Delaques took about two days, including preparation.

Cassie Hack and the Orlocks

My rendition of Cassie Hack from Hack/Slash

Heroquest Foursome

Three Heroquest heroes and one villain painted this weekend. The elf and the spellcaster were painted with [url=http://www.cheddarmongers.org/prod/blog/uncle_phil/painting_quick_and_lazy_uncle_phil_way][b]Three Colour Undercoat method[/b][/url]. The dwarf and the chaos warrior used more traditional painting techniques since I started these long before I discovered the three colour method.

The Dark Judges.

The other day I popped into my favourite hobby shop for a chat. I noticed Mongoose had released their version of the Dark Judges. “Wish I had not seen that” I reflected “I have three of the original Citadel Dark Judges. No chance of me finding the fourth for a price I can afford!”
But reminded of this, I had a look on ebay and lo and behold, there was Judge Mortis, £7 starting bid and no bidders, two days to run. I got him, no contest!

I had painted my Judge Death figure years back. It was time to give him some company!

Paint Frothers (not the forum!)

I've never tried battery powered paint stirrers. Some of my older paints are way more solid than liquid! Someone suggested one of these. An Ikea coffee frother (300.000.41). Cost me less than £3 on ebay.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNmbF2nbhIk

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LOTR Goblins

I have not had much time or inclination to paint recently. The project I have been working on has been very off and on so I am not really certain the quality of the end result warrants the time I have taken on them. It is, however, nice to finally finish the unit and they look reasonably presentable.

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Goliath Gangers

A minor irritation about discovering the [url=http://www.cheddarmongers.org/prod/blog/uncle_phil/painting_quick_and_lazy_uncle_phil_way][b]three colour undercoat method[/b][/url] is that I have a number of models that I had already started painting before I discovered the method.

13 figures in a Day and a Half.

After all those skeletons I painted the other week it was time to add some necromancers and liches. Also got around to finishing the APAC figures and painting my Heresy Zombies.

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