My pathetic attempts to paint OGRE minis proceeds apace.

Taste the rainbow, baby:

I thought that I was recreating the Vatican Guard; apparently, however, the upcoming rampage of Ogrethulhu and its minions will instead be opposed by the forces of Rainbow Sherbert.

Oh, well, at least I got an hour of hide-from-the-kids time in.

Moe Lane

PS: Again, I’m not actually upset by how this is going.  If I was upset, I wouldn’t be putting up these pictures.


  • Thanks for making me feel better about my own (quarter-century past) miniatures painting skills…

  • Neil Stevens says:

    Gotta start somewhere!

  • xander says:

    learn to use some inks to deepen the shading and they will look fine. you can get the Games workshop ones, which they now call shades rather than inks from also, could you post a pic or two with those models next to a ruler? i’s like a better idea of the scale. and, you think you have it tough, i’m painting a 40k Ork army that centers around “the green tide” also know as 100 fricking orks.

  • BigGator5 says:

    Hey, they’re your OGRE Minis. You can paint them however you want to paint them. We will not judge you Moe.

  • Becky says:

    I am curious why you use a white primer instead of black. It might help.

    I use a black. It hides mistakes and stops the mini from looking too bright.

    Also, try layering. A dark base, a lighter second coat in a drybrush. Is there an Ogre Mini forum you can visit?

    • Moe_Lane says:

      Becky: I wanted bright colors for the VG pieces, and I also figured that I’d be learning by doing. 🙂

      xander: I’ll do a ruler shot the next time I take a picture of one of these sessions.

  • Luke says:

    I’m a huge fan of grey primer. It’s neutral enough that you can do brights and darks without having to put an undercoat over the primer. Better yet, it’s available anywhere that sells spraypaint, and is cheaper than the white/black primers.

  • Wombat-socho says:

    More like Rainbow Dash, amirite? 😉

  • qixlqatl says:

    Heh, Nyan Cat gonna be the regimental mascot?

  • Rob Crawford says:

    I suspect one of your problems comes from the craft paints. There’s not enough pigment in them to carry off reds and yellows.

  • xander says:

    i’ve got a friend who swears by the games workshop black spray primer (19.99 per can). ive gotten just as good results from the 99 cent black from wal-mart.

  • Kresh says:

    The GW primer is (was – it’s been years) a good product. I never did anything more than base-coat, paint, highlight, then dip. That always did the trick and always I got plenty of compliments on my minis.
    Then again, it could have just been the fact that I actually, you know, painted my minis before I played with them. That and the conversion work I’d do.

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