Olde World Games in Elk Grove is hosting a space marine painting competition and as I don’t have a single painted space marine, but intend to start using dark angels as allies, I decided to paint the librarian from the Dark Vengence starter box. Firstly, because it’s a very nicely posed and detailed model, but also it gives me a chance to get outside of my comfort zone and try a few different techniques while painting.
I started with the face because it’s probably the most difficult part to reach on this model, so I wanted to make sure I got it right before doing any other part of the model. The face is generally the first thing a person will look at when they are looking at any model, so it’s important to get it right. After the face I did a base coat on the armor so that the armor could be distinguished from everything else, and also because the armor tends to be tucked in and hard to get to without getting paint on other parts of the model, so a good place to start.
While I am not a lump and I do not imply my gamer or painter friends are either, many of us who enjoy sedentary hobbies do tend to fall into that category. I thought the name was funny, but conveyed the concept of what we’re doing here. The League of Underwhelming Miniature Painters is a community organization that my friend Stephen and I just formed with a few goals:
- Encourage miniature gamers to paint what they play
- Help people learn to paint (better)
- Give painters a forum for showing others their models and exchanging knowledge/ideas on how to achieve their results
In order to achieve these goals, LUMP:
- Encourages people to participate in game tournaments and other events that include painting as part of the overall experience.
- Hosts painting and modeling classes at local game shops.
- Provides people with a place to get daily painting news and share pictures of their work.
While we work to launch this site you can visit our Facebook page to find new and exciting content: