A few months back I picked up the special edition Achilles box that had two models in it. I figured this was a great chance to really push myself in terms of what I could do with an airbrush and a regular brush. I also loved the models and wanted to do them justice.
White is a color that's tough to get right and I wanted to figure it out and nail it. I also wanted to figure out how to do a nice power weapon instead of my typical metallic paint. I did a lot of research into both methods and tried to come up with something I thought I could do.
Let's see how I did...
I decided to enter both into a couple of competitions. The first was the SaltCon single figure. There was a lot of nice entries and was mostly fantasy minis, so my space man stood out... That made me a bit nervous that I had missed the target audience. But the judges were kind on my little metal man.
The second was a few months after. I took the judges comments from SaltCon and redoubled my efforts. This time I entered the Salt City Gladiator Games painting comp known as the Salty Dwarf. The competition was much tougher as this one draws entries from several states away. Every model in that case could be a centrepiece for someone's army. There were 20+ entries and showed off a variety of styles of painting. 40k, Warmachine, Malifaux, every type of mini was there and looked fabulous! It was nerve wracking waiting for the judges, but it paid off:
I still have a lot of room to improve, but I'm happy with my progress and think I've started to find what works for me.