So I recently "discovered" flats. I'd seen numerous beautifully painted pieces over the years, even bought some thinking one day I'd give one a try.
I hesitated because honestly, the work I had seen was so incredibly great, I never thought I could do it.
Well, late last year I took the plunge - did the figure at left for a try.
I loved it.
While it is obviously very similar to painting a full figure, it's also different - very different - and different enough that it presents a whole new set of challenges - thus, it's also for me at least, incredibly interesting.
So after giving two pieces a whirl so to speak, I've taking a short break and working on a full round right now just to keep painting. On my bench though is a 54mm Flat of a General of the French Revolutionary Period. With that one I hope to incorporate all of Greg's advice So stay tuned!
Back when I had more time, and when there were more magazines, I used to write articles whenever I could. Some where about the hobby itself, some about techniques. I figured that a good way to start my little blog would be to put up some of those articles. Sadly the magazine that published them is no longer around - Historical Miniature was the premier American magazine related to figures. Each copy was really top quality both in terms of content down to the paper it was printed on. It is missed.
So without further ado....
How to paint metallics
This was an article I did for HM explaining how I painted metallics without using metallic paints. Nowadays it's a pretty common practice in the hobby, and it comes from a few hundred years in the art world, but at the time it wans't something that was very common in the hobby....