Saturday, 21 January 2012

Khandibarian Camels

I really don´t like painting camels but it has to be done. :-D
This lot are  from the  Hat Taaishi Camelry and the Hat  Hadendowah Camelry
Hadendowah´s
Taaishi´s
A trick. The bods aren´t that stable when glued on so I cut the end off a pin, about 1cm long and using a pair of pliers, pushed the blunt end into the saddle. The plastic is quite soft so it doesn´t take much effort.
A couple more conversions. from the esci Muslims set. The bod on the left will be usefull for shooting down from a building or from a rocky hillside
Hello to Duane. I´ve read on Paul´s blog,  Caliban-somewhen, that he´s asked wether you have a blog..if so do tell :-D

19 comments:

  1. What is it about camels that makes them seem like a chore to paint? That said you've done a great job on these ones.

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    1. Thanks :-D There´s so much of them..they seem to go on forever :-D
      Cheers
      Paul

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  2. You don't paint camels??? And if you like it, how will be them painted???
    Nice work, Paul with a very good white paint !

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  3. Awesome work Paul, only a bit hard to ride a camel with a pin on his back...
    (good tip) ;-)

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  4. Nice job, Sir. And "ditto" on the white color!

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  5. Hi Paul,

    I like this army! But never ask me to take a seat on this camel!!!

    cheers
    Uwe

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  6. You may not like it, but we got the feeling that it was easy... :D

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  7. Well done, and thanks for showing another two sets I would have totally overlooked. Some very useful figs in there.

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  8. Fantastic work Paul. For someone who does not like painting camels you do a decent job!

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  9. Those camels look really nice Paul. So do the other figures for that matter. Great work.

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  10. I understand your Camel-phobia! - they are lots of different colours and never seem to look 'right'. I like your job though!!
    I find its astonishing how I seem to think I know what colour to paint things, but when I actually get down to it the colour shade never seems right, or there is part of the costume that you are not sure how to paint!

    Am I the only one with that problem???!

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    1. Thanks.
      How to know which colour shade? I make it up as I go along. I only use the base colours and create/mix the shades. I start darker, much darker than I think or want the end result to be and work "out" from that. For instance..blue and yellow = green..depending on how much blue or yellow ..let´s say a mid green. Add some black (or mid brown)..then decrease the black as I work "out" and then highlight by adding white..4 or 5 layers..finished.
      There are sooo many tricks..eg;making a white finish appear diffrent by using 3 different types of base colour or adding black, brown or even blue to the lower shades to create a different end "white"
      I still get to a point where I´ll think..er? what colour should I make that bit?..but that usually means I´ve made a muck up from the start and I wasn´t concentrating on the colour matching/harmony.
      Cheers
      paul

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  11. That's a good painful trick with the jockeys, great paint work my friend.....

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  12. It's about I get the new sets, so you can go on with your project. You did a great job on them Paul!

    Greetings
    Peter
    http://peterscave.blogspot.com/

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  13. I do like camels ;-)

    cheers Sander

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  14. Good trick, I will use it... only for miniatures...

    Good work!

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