Starting a new blarg category is always exciting. Today we have the first Miniature Monday, a weekly post designed to force me to work on some doggone minis over the course of a week.
The best part is that most of my hobby room is packed in boxes, as we are in the process of moving! For the time being I’ll be using a side table in the bedroom at my mother-in-law’s house for a painting bench. With any luck we’ll find an apartment or house to rent by the end of the month…
I did think ahead, knowing that it may take a while, and I wanted to be able to continue my hobby work. I primed some minis before we left, and packed them in the same box.
I have a couple of notebooks that I like to keep track of what I’m working on, as well as recipes for blends and color combinations.
One thing I forgot to pack, though, was some parchment paper for my DIY wet palette. If you haven’t tried it, I sincerely recommend that you do, it has transformed my painting. The paint retains its consistency far longer, and makes batch-painting a bunch of minis a snap.
Here is a shot of the full set-up, along with a close-up of the Fellowship of the Ring minis that have been languishing in a box for TWENTY YEARS!!!
After a few hours of careful, relaxing work (made much more pleasurable by my new prescription close-up glasses!), we have some minis that are starting to look like something.
Stay tuned for more brush-work!