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My Pimp Hand Is Strong

08.01.2018

I was not happy with my last batch of painted minis. It boiled down to the paint being too thick. I've had luck with washes in the past, so I told myself to get a batch that would work well with washes, and wash as much as possible instead of glopping on paint. Instead of glopping on paint, shoot for detail work with those fancy brushes I got.

3 of the minis would basically be wearing black suits. Men in Black Agents Jones and Smith, and a Corporate Assassin lady that I honestly thought was a 3rd MiB when I grabbed the blister pack. Another suited mini was secret agent Daniel Sterling, which I'd painted previously in a black suit, so this would be a good excuse to go an earth-tone route. Max Decker, 50's private eye, would also go the earth tone/beige route since he sported a stereotypical trench coat. A mad scientist, with flowing lab coat, would really just keep with the white primer. And lastly, there was the pimp.

The pimp sounds daunting, but honestly most washes seem to be geared for fantasy wizards, and red and purple on a pimp would work!

Instead of pouring on washes to get in recesses like I normally do, I just painted. And it worked, mostly. The black suits required a couple of coats. The secret agent required a couple of coats, and I think I may have used different colors. The pimp, ah, the pimp was glorious! Everything just seemed to work this time. I went back and touched up each mini afterwards and didn't screw things up (for once). Part of the touch up was that after applying my standard dullcoat, I went back and put a gloss sealer on guns, shoes, and belt buckles. Probably not enough gloss to notice, but I'll look closer and swear I see a difference.

Oh, the numbers game. While picking out the above minis, I came across a trio of Chronoscape minis that I'd missed when counting, so those got added to the "To Paint" column. Plus, 2 packs of Star Trek Adventures minis came in (another 20 minis). Since last time, my "Really want to paint" count went from 453 to 469 after painting 7 new ones.



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