I can’t remember when I first started painting miniatures, seems like roleplaying and painting have gone hand in hand in my gaming life. I think it was about 20 years ago, getting some Bloodbowl miniatures and painting those. I wasn’t very good, at least in my opinion; but others seemed to like them.
I moved from Bloodbowl, to Battletech. For those unfamiliar with the game, it’s mechanised warfare in the 30th – 31st Century. Human’s have expanded into the universe; with wars now fought using 30 foot high human piloted robots called Battlemechs. I digress a little, but I loved the game that much; I can pretty much recite the history of the Inner Sphere/Clans by heart. Some of my more whacky paint schemes came about, through playing Battletech. A Shadow Hawk medium mech, painted in a harlequin (pattern-diamond-harlequin-3.png) colour scheme; 2 weeks work sadly lost the mini now. Then there was a set of four mechs, painted for a friend’s birthday; baby pink with yellow spots. For those familiar with Noel’s House Party, you’ll be reminded of a certain Mr Blobby. There have been many others, only one I remember distinctly; as it was my favourite mech in Battletech – Wolfhound.
The more I painted, the more techniques and tips I picked up over the years. Till now I am painting things for other people on a commission basis. I took this leap from hobby to job, after finally convincing myself that I was actually a good painter; plus a lot of encouragement from my wife.
So here is a couple of my latest mini’s, Privateer Press Trollbloods. Yes the tartan was painted by hand and didn’t come ready mixed lol.