Yep, still Elves!
Bases. On top of the really bright grass (not quite as bright on the table) and dirt mix, I added some bits of branch to make it look like some fallen trees and stumps were present. Giving the field more of a ‘wild/nature look’.
Varnishing. I’m not sure if I even want to talk about this one. I’ve been using spray can varnish for awhile. Trying different brands, and found Testers Dullcote to be the one that worked the best for me and our weather conditions.
Well, I get the minis all finished (finally!) and wait for that nice warm day to happen. Spray, spray, spray. And moved them from the garage into the house later. Only to find the varnish has frosted them!
Anyways, for the most part I salvaged things through glazing and Lahmian medium. Though on a few, I had to completely repaint their hair. I think the hair did turn out a bit better on those, in the long run, so maybe it was a plus.
The varnish debacle did finally push me over the edge to try varnishing with the airbrush. I applied the last coat on these with the airbrush, and it’s not too hard to do. I haven’t tried in all sorts of weather yet, but it will definitely be my goto method in the future. Also, thanks to Mark Moran, JNV, and others, who have told me time and again, it’s ‘okay to varnish with an airbrush!’. Here’s the video that helped me the most: Rocky’s War Room Varnish.
Next Up: More Elfy Goodness!