Well well well... it's been a looong time, right ? More than 4 months without any activity on this blog, but a lot of visitors, more visitors (according to blogger) than when I write some new posts - is it a way to tell me that my blog is better without updates, dear fellow readers ? :-P
I kept on painting from time to time during this period, but not a lot, because I mainly focused on practicing the oud, and began to learn to use Blender, in order to create my own animation films. Well, I still need years of practice in both case, but I really enjoy it :)
And what about figures ? Hum, nothing to display in 1/72 (not yet), but I've painted a few more Muscleman / Kinkeshi figures - if you don't know this range if figures, I've explained everything in a previous post.
This time, we have:
Muscleman #49 / Kinkeshi #33 Black Shadow
Muscleman #51 / Kinkeshi #31 Canadianman
Muscleman #79 / Kinkeshi #89 Hammerhead
Muscleman #115 / Kinkeshi #94 Treeman (Moku-Mokujin in Japanese)
As you can see on the back of the figures, only the last two are Kinkeshi originals, the others are Cosmix plastic copies (easier to paint, I must say).
As Tristan explained me in a comment on this blog, it seems impossible to have a mate result on a rubber figure (as original Kinkeshi are) if you use a spray paint as a primer, due to some chemical reaction between the spray and the rubber - that's why my last two figures are a bit shiny, though I added a layer of mate varnish on them.
The trick seems to prime the figure with a pencil and ordinary acrylic paint - not a spray. I will try as this method as soon as possible, thank you Tristan :)
For those who are waiting for 1/72 painted minis, let us say that I should try to paint more in september, because:
- the holidays and outdoor activities will be over
- Orctober is in October - I might consider painting green Orcs this year
- I have to prepare the 2021 Advent Calendar with all my friends at Benno's !
See you soon!