Over the past couple of months, I bought some more old miniatures off eBay. I shot a quick video of them!
New Old Miniatures Video
What started off as collecting chaos miniatures, expanded into Mordheim with: Skaven, Humans & Dwarven Treasure Hunters. I have quite the backlog now, but they’re all very cool (I still want more).
I fell down a rabbit hole with old minis on eBay (it’s pretty easy to do) and wound up with a bunch more minis to paint.
I wanted to build, clean, and prime as many miniatures as I could, so I would not run out during the winter. I typically prime with rattle-cans and once the temperature drops low enough — I can’t prime. Doing all this building and priming sort of burnt me out of the hobby. I wound up taking a couple of months off (I did all this in October), and just started painting again this week (the week of Christmas).
I find that this happens with me quite a bit with miniatures. I really only enjoy the painting aspect. Cutting and cleaning off sprues, assembling & priming; I don’t find these parts fun.
After also spending a bunch of nights and weekends stripping off poorly painted minis, I didn’t want to look at a miniature again for a while. So, I took a break.
That’s where my post about Genshin Impact came from. Video games became my main hobby for the past 2 months, but I’m ready to use put some paint on miniatures again.
The last minis I painted before taking a break were the Ral Partha: Guardians of Doom and a Chaos Knight of the Skull. They’re awesome minis. I’m aware they are not based just yet, but it is what it is (Basing also isn’t fun).
Fast forward to December; I finally got the urge to paint again, so I grabbed two of the old minis that I primed over the summer/fall and had at it. I completed these in 2 sessions and I’m really happy with how they came out.
Sometimes I follow a picture for color scheme, other times I pre-plan a whole set of colors. For these two old minis, I just winged it. It was a fun way to paint. The one on the left, I originally was going to leave gold/copper, but he looked boring, so I added it some silver. If you know what these minis are, please let me know!
See my original post about old miniatures, HERE.
I have quite a bit primed; including a whole army from RuneWars, so I expect to have more posts in the coming weeks. Make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel, as I will be posting there as well.