Thursday, November 15, 2007

Here are the latest photos, things are moving slowly on this one since I m mostly trying to finish my first sculpting commission.

A Closer look on his face



Friday, November 9, 2007

A small preview of the next figures

This is the next pirate, half finished at the moment…

And some conversions I have made on my next Fow platoon in order to create a FJ Sky troopers Platoon Leningrad winter 1942

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Anne Bonny is on ebay

Just to let you know that Anne Bonny is on eBay now
Here is the link:

Anne Bonny by GHpainting

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Blackbeard's first shipmate Anne Bonny

The travel on the High Seas continue with Blackbeard’s first shipmate Anne Bonny
More photos at “the Pirates” gallery


Tuesday, October 30, 2007

New Album FOW Germans.

It has been a wile since my last post, in the mean time I was able to visit Strategicon Club in Athens and to my surprise I watched a FOW game. When I came back I started searching under the piles of metal and found some 15mm Battlefront Figures and started painting them. The result was a 1943 Pzgrenadier platoon.
Hope you’ll enjoy the photos on the New Album

Tuesday, September 4, 2007


When I learned that a new Warhammer Ancient Battles Supplement is coming up, this time for Pirates, I thought that it was time to start painting some.
My First Figure is from the Foundry range, Captain Edward Teach better known as BLACKBEARD, and as you can see in my WIP album the rest of his Pals are to follow. My goal is to collect Pirate figures from the following companies Wargames Foundry, Brigade Games, Black Scorpion, Artizan Designs, Crusader Miniatures and Musketeer Miniatures.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

A New project Pirates!!!

Since I received the first three Pirates Blisters on last Thursday I couldn’t help my self I had to start painting them I tried not to for three days but yesterday I started cleaning them up and undercoated them so here a new additional project in my WIP Album


Thursday, August 23, 2007

Work in Progress album

I have created a new album where I will upload pictures of WIP for the new and future projects.
Currently I m working on two single figure projects, the first is Richard the Lionhart and the other Slaine and in the WIP album you will find pictures of what I have done so fur.



Sunday, August 19, 2007

Fallshirmjager Squad Finished

I finally found the time to finish and publish the photos of the finished Fallschirmjager Squad so I have created a new Gallery for them hopefully in the future I will be able to add more Fallschirmjager squads from other WWII theatres where the Fallschrimjagers had fought.
I hope you’ll enjoy them.


Saturday, July 21, 2007

WIP Fallschrimjager Squad Part Four

This time I have painted the remaining trousers, bandoliers, knee protection and bread bag in Luftwaffe blue grey, the gasmask bag in a more greenish light olive grey, the belts and Y straps in light red brown leather and the canteen felt cover in red brown the uncovered helmets and everything that should be painted in Field Grey I also have tried to take photos with more light in order to better see the LW Splinter Camouflage.
It has been two weeks since I’ve started this unit and I think that it starts to look like Ronald’s Volstad illustrations of German Fallschrimjagers at Crete from witch I has inspired, don’t you think?

The colors I have used for the Lw Splinter cammo are all Vallejo Model Colors

Field Color
a) German Field Grey
b) Khaki
c) Ivory

Brown Pattern
a) German Cam. Black Brown
b) Flat Brown
c) Desert Yellow

Green Pattern
a) German Cam Dark Green
b) Dessert Yellow



Saturday, July 14, 2007

WIP Fallschrimjager Squad Part Three

Well I think these are the pictures you all expected to see so was I. The Jump Smokes in the Luftwaffe Splinter Camouflage are finally finished…



Thursday, July 12, 2007

WIP 28mm Fallschrimjager Squad Part Two

The next stage was to paint some of the jump smokes and Helmet camouflage cover in the light olive grey color the rest will be painted in the Luftwaffe “Splinter B” camouflage.

WIP 28mm Fallschrimjager Squad Part Two

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

WIP Fallschrimjager Squad from Crete to Leningrad

As I had finished the three Generals I was looking for a new project of a unit this time. I had started painting a unit of Cretan archers because I wanted something simple but painting just flesh and black was to simple so as I was searching my boxes of metal I found out that I had some Foundry’s German Fallschrimjagers, enough to create a squad, and a far more interesting subject don’t you agree? So a new project started on Friday and this is what I have done so far, I have finished all the flesh and the grey green trousers, some hands were left to be painted with black gloves.

Saturday, June 30, 2007

100 days War French Army

Today I’ve finally finished the three Generals of Division for the twins so there is a new Gallery at my photo album 100 days War French Army, hope you enjoy it.
As always comment are welcomed

Cheers George

Monday, June 25, 2007

I am the LAW!!!

I have just finished one of my favoured comic heroes JUDGE DREDD, I wanted to participate with him on the SD forum 10th painting competition but I didn’t manage to have him ready on time so here he is.


Saturday, June 9, 2007

Painting Prince Jerome Bonaparte for the battle of Waterloo

In order to celebrate my blogg I thought what a better way than a tutorial so here is a tutorial of how I painted for display Jerome Bonaparte of Perry Miniatures.

After having cleared the figure from any mould lines and washed it with an old toothbrush and warm soapy water I mounted it on a “cavalry stand” I primed it with mat black (Humbrol’s Mat 33) in two thin coats.
A small suggestion at this point: let the paint in the tin settle and use only the thick part mixed with white spirit at a ratio of 30%/70% paint to white spirit, this will give you a perfect mat result.
(I would like to thank Mr Kevin Dallimore for searing this advise with us among others. As you will discover as I move on, my approach on the mater isn’t far from his after all I learned painting figures by studying his work from pictures in Wargames Illustrated)


The first thing I paint on the figure is the face this is the most important part because I believe that this is the first we look on others (most of us at least) so I start painting the eyes with White with a touch of Basic Flesh. I use GW white for this as it has good coverage and opacity in small amounts. Painting correct eyes is one of the hardest parts in miniature painting and only thought try and error, most of the times, can be achieved if you are not satisfied you can always try to correct with a little black


The next to paint are the iris here painted with Chocolate Brown.

Been satisfied with the eyes now I can move on painting the face.
Usually in the past I would use Foundry’s Flesh with the addition of WF Spearshaft A but for this figure I wanted something different so I mixed my own paints.
For the deepest shadow (DS) I mixed Mahogany Sand and Orange Brown (approximately 60/40%) with a touch of English Uniform.
For the middle tone (MT) I mixed Beige Red and Orange Brown (approximately 60/40%) with a touch of English Uniform.
And for my furthest highlight (FH) I used Basic Flesh.
Having prepared my three basic tones I started by applying the first one DS in two or three layers to most of the face leaving a very five black line around the eyes and a line for the mouth.
I use what most painters call “layering” starting from the deepest shadow in order to achieve this correctly you have to keep your paint fairly thinned and try to avoid “building up” and all those things are better described by Mr. Fuentes here:

While the first tone was drying I prepared the second one mixing DS with MT at a ratio of approximately 50/50% and applied it covering most of the previous tone except from the places where the deepest shadow occur as you can see on the picture above.


The third tone was my middle tone


For the first highlight I mixed MD and Basic Flesh at a ratio of approximately 70/30% and applied it to the most prominent parts of the face


For the second highlight I added more Basic Flesh to the previous tone so the ratio became approximately 30/70% MD to Basic Flesh


The third and final highlight was pure Basic Flesh applied to just really high points of the face.
At this point I realized that one iris was bigger than the other so I fixed it


In order to paint the lower lip I added a little Scarlet to my MT (this mixture would later be used as “glaze”) and applied it, this was highlighted by adding some Basic Flesh.
As I mentioned before I created a glaze by adding just a touch of the colour into water and applied it on the shadows of the cheek bones and finally another glaze this time of black paint was used in order to paint the “five o clock” shadow.

The paints I have used are
VMC 846 Mahogany Sand
VMC 981 Orange Brown
VMC 804 Beige Red
VMC 872 Chocolate Brown
GW White

GW Black

thank you for now