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Cacique Caribe31 Oct 2018 5:00 p.m. PST

For adorning temples and shrines for either 15mm Fantasy or 15mm SF (or both), I really like the seated pose of "the Sentinel" and the standing "Chalice Bearer":

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So, what do you think …

A) If painted right, do you think those 28mm Midlam Miniatures Figures could work as statues/idols for 15mm?

B) What paints and techniques have you used to make metal figures look like STONE statues, for either dark rainy granite or smooth white marble? Got pics?

C) How about some of the other more dynamic poses? Could some of those make good aged BRONZE statues? Got tips and suggestions for painting bronze and adding patina? Got pics?

Thoughts? Other ideas/options?



khanscom31 Oct 2018 6:06 p.m. PST

A- Those would look really great in a Cthulhu mythos game.
B- There are some textured aerosol paints that are intended to give a "stone" surface, but these might be too exaggerated for a figure of that size; I did once do a faux black marble pedestal for a display figure that started with a black undercoat, followed by lining with white/pink/pale green to represent veins of varying minerals. Edges were randomly softened by washing or wet blending of the acrylics.
C- Years ago at the Soldier Factory we gave a faux bronze finish to larger display figures that started with a graphite- colored base, followed by light applications of "Rub'n'Buff" and washes of greenish color (various shades of Hooker's Green was a good starting point).
No pics, I'm afraid.

Lion in the Stars01 Nov 2018 4:42 a.m. PST

For brass/bronze weapons and shields, I really like the Privateer Press brass recipe, it ends up looking like actual polished brass (I don't want to consider how much time I spent polishing brass in the Navy…)

This recipe uses P3 colors.

Prime black
basecoat Brass Balls
mix Armor Wash, Umbral Umber, and a touch of Bloodtracker Brown for tarnish, wash entire area with that.
blend on thinned Brass Balls
highlight with half Brass Balls and half Quicksilver (Radiant Platinum looks better)
final highlight of straight Quicksilver/Radiant Platinum

Again, that's polished brass, not worn bronze or aged copper. Try some of the GW technical colors for that.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP01 Nov 2018 6:09 a.m. PST

For sure would work

I used a 40mm fig for a statue for my 28mm – painted grey, did multiple washes and then based it as if it was long abandoned – seemed to work reasonably well

CaptainDarling01 Nov 2018 11:51 p.m. PST

Nice looking figures.

I needed a couple of statues for a FUBAR VSF PULP game and half an hour later had these…but I used the same scale figures as the ones I play with larger ones may have been better but I didn't have any at hand and these worked fine…


More details here on construction and painting…


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