Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Crazy Old White-Haired Victorian Dude & Stuff

Last week, my wife and son went on a mini-vacation to St. Louis, so I took a little Me Time to do some painting. My back was still bothering me, but I had to do something. Actually, the back is still bothering me today, more so after bending over to take a bunch of photos for the blog this morning. It's at week five now. Sigh. My wife and son are tired of me being cranky! It's getting better but it will probably take a few more weeks. And now I've lost my train of thought. Oh, right...back on track.

I also worked a bit on the bases of my 28mm Soviets, sealing the ground cover with diluted white glue. I feared that the glue would turn the brown ballast a bit darker, which it did. Drats.

Plus, I really improved the look of the 15mm hedges I made years ago. They don't look like Brillo pads anymore! It was really easy to do. I'll have photos and tips of that later on.Yes, lots of  new 15mm stuff in the works here. :-)

Oh yeah, welcome to all the new folks following the blog. I always appreciate it. Feel free to leave comments.

Anyway, here is the third fellow I've painted from the London Mob pack. I thought I'd try white hair for the first time. I think it came out a bit too white, so next time I'll do it differently. Lesson learned. (I'm rationalizing that he lost his Sanity roll while facing one of Cthulhu's minions, turning his hair total white. LoL.) Any tips on painting an old man's white hair would be appreciated!

Since I have a bunch of these guys done now, I'll start working on the bases. I'm thinking of using the fine ballast but painting the entire base gray. I've seen this on the Pulp Figures site and in WSS magazine for "urban" figures and like the look. Simple and easy. I just have to figure out what color gray. You guys think it would work?

I used Burnt Sienna for the coat. I really liked the color.


  1. Yep, fine job, CP. The hair looks fine to me.

  2. I like this work and I agree with Master Jay-di : the hair looks good !
    (maybe a first coat of light grey + a white highlight ?)

    The base? one of the grey of the figure could be fine (maybe the grey of his

    1. Maybe a neutral grey then. Might work. Might work.

      Ok, so looks like you guys like the hair. I'll try the light grey as well. Variety is good. :-)

  3. Good looking old bastard. Not too keen on meeting him in a dark lane, though.

    1. LOL. I don't think I'm keen on meeting any of these guys either!

      Got another one in the wings to post.