it took me about a week’s worth of painting time from the Unboxing video to the wrap up, and I’m very happy with how I worked out my “system” for painting these girls.
Now, let’s wrap up these 12 Ulthwe Eldar Howling Banshees!
Beautiful, but inconceivably alien and vicious! Just like my ex! Heyoooh!
What a journey I went on with these models.
If you remember my Unboxing video, I bemoaned the twelve minis in this project because of all the FINECAAAAAST issues I had to work around.
- Mold lines
- Excessive flash connecting hard-to-reach areas of the miniature
- Air bubbles
- Bent weapons
- Broken weapons
These were all issues that I had to address before even beginning to put paint to mini!
So I dove in, looking for the best possible solution to each problem.
- Use the back of my hobby knife to scrape the worst, most offending mold lines.
- Use the business end of my hobby knife to carefully scrape away the flash.
- Liquid Green Stuff
- Heat up some water (not boiling! Just between hot hot hot and really warm), submerge the bent piece and carefully re-position it. Let dry and re-harden on a paper towel.
And so, much like a beat-up, abused and neglected old car, once I had cleaned up the minis and actually gotten a couple layers of paint on them, they began to shine again.
For these twelve models, the hardest step after the cleaning and priming was those initial colors. I really had to grit my teeth and power through the basecoats.
At the time I was sure that here would be no way I could cover up all of the miscasts, but here I am now, looking back and just enjoying the finished product.
As a sidebar…
You can paint anything!
That came out of nowhere, but it is such a strong belief of mine, I need to keep repeating it, in the event, dear reader, that you ever feel discouraged and want to just put down the brush.
If I can make these FINECAST Howling Banshees look like they stepped fresh out of a magazine, then you can finish whatever you’re working on.
Don’t give up, y’all!
Stay tuned because I’ll be releasing a written guide to painting up your Howling Banshees just like I did!
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