Getting feedback from strangers seems to help my brain associate painting with feeling good, so let’s start a little hobby blog!
I’ve been keeping tabs on a variety of 3d printing patreons for a year or so, and OnePageRules’s saurians finally pushed me over the edge into buying a resin printer and starting up an army. I bought a Photon Zero, started printing, and got to figuring out my paint scheme
I’ve been pretty happy with GW contrast paints over a zenithal undercoat, so that’s what I tried here, starting with terradon turquoise and then drybrushing with a couple greens to get a bit of a gradient. Metal is pretty basic brass, and assorted doodads I picked out in whatever colours I had on hand. Pretty happy with the result! The scales basically paint themselves, giving a ton of depth for so little effort. I think the yellow on the throat is interesting and helps bring the focus towards the head, but I don’t love this execution. Gotta work on that.
The Zero is 100% a budget machine, so you can easily see the aliasing effect from the screen’s low resolution. The minis still look pretty good, but I decided if I was going to pour hours into painting them, I’d be happier with a sharper product, so I upgraded to the Photon Mono.
The current pile I’m working through - two regiments of Ancients, two Lekelidons, and some failed Scorchwings.
Some Ancients under UV light. The Mono definitely gives sharper results.
I decided that the halberds were too “phalanxy”, so I edited them down to be hand weapons in Meshmixer and printed a batch.
Here are my two Lekelidons after the zenithal undercoat and a coat of gryph hound orange. I wasn’t exactly sure where I wanted to take these things, but I definitely want to use the monsters to work more fun, bright colors into the army.
Here they are now, about 80% complete. I’m not sure where I want to take the basing yet, but that will need some work, and I want some more dynamics in the colors. They’re far enough along that I glued them down though, so the chance of breaking more toes off has dropped dramatically!
Next up is snipping off the Ancients’ halberds and replacing them with the hand weapons so I can get started on them, plus playing around with basing a bit to see what direction I want to go. Stay tuned for very slow progress!