Welcome, Guest
Please Login or Register.    Lost Password?

Working on painting with my kids
(1 viewing) (1) Guest
Kickstarter Game Tiles Project
Go to bottomPage: 1
TOPIC: Working on painting with my kids
#57975
Working on painting with my kids 12 Months ago  
We got our tiles (5 unpainted sets, 3 unpainted add-ons and one painted CoS) earlier this week but today was the first opportunity we had to try painting them. We got a set of the Pokorny paints so for now we're just trying Stefan's method from the video. I must say I am daunted at the moment, because my 7 year old son and I spent well over an hour painting (though he took several breaks) and didn't even finish the first two steps on all the floors and walls and corners from ONE set + extras and part of the dungeon dressing add-on (I think there are some walls and floors with that? I know it's mostly doors).

So we like the included brushes but we absolutely need more. My husband and my 10 year-old need to help out! Stefan said it was important to get natural hair brushes but unfortunately the brushes at Michaels were not labeled (which I took to mean that they were not). Any recommendations for brands? Definitely the number 12, at least, we'll need one per person.

Here are some pictures I took of our work. Like I said, these pieces have the base gray and then the earth color on some of the stones. We had to clean our brush and let it dry so we'll probably do the olive dry brush tomorrow. I thought my son did a good job - at least as well as I did anyway, not that I have any experience with stuff like this besides painting a couple of minis ten years ago. We took turns doing the gray and painting the details. The minis are some old plastic D&D minis. And in the second picture there's a couple of unpainted pieces for comparison.

i.imgur.com/V5Gaa3a.jpg
i.imgur.com/znZrNYi.jpg
mare_imbrium
newbie
Posts: 2
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Last Edit: 2013/10/27 07:11 By mare_imbrium.
The administrator has disabled public write access.
 
#57976
Re:Working on painting with my kids 12 Months ago  
Looking good! That is how they should look at phase 2.....it's really fast moving from there, the next two steps are really easy and fast......

Remember that the final stone edge drybrush should be very very VERY dried out....and it should be used sparingly only on the edges here and there under a good light so you can see it really well.....if not you will end up with too much light paint...be very careful on this last step....
Stefan
Admin
Posts: 2182
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Gender: Male Location: Brooklyn, NY Birthday: 12/25
The administrator has disabled public write access.
Stefan Pokorny

CEO Dwarven Forge, LLC
 
#57978
Re:Working on painting with my kids 12 Months ago  
Thank you! We will try to be careful. I do feel like I learned a lot just from painting the gray base. I was surprised how many pieces I could do before I had to dip my brush again.

I might just go out and get some kind of brushes tomorrow though, so that we don't have to wait as long between coats and so the rest of my family can try.

I like how durable these pieces seem. I'm really not worried at all about letting the kids play around and make dungeons out of them. I am another one who could never afford the regular DF pieces. I think I saw them (or something like them) at GenCon probably ten years ago and my husband and I thought it was just the greatest thing but too expensive for us. I'm really glad you guys were able to create a more affordable version.
mare_imbrium
newbie
Posts: 2
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Last Edit: 2013/10/27 08:04 By mare_imbrium.
The administrator has disabled public write access.
 
#57992
Re:Working on painting with my kids 12 Months ago  
On brushes, Hobby Lobby does sales that cover every single brush they sell now and then. They have some nice midgrades and sometimes some high end ones. Don't let the packages fool you when they say "best for watercolor". All the natural hair brushes in stock at one store said that on the package. I carefully compared the construction and bristle arrangement and they were so similar that I think that label can be ignored easily. I have use some with acrylics already and they are working fine.

Also, believe it or not, Walmart of all places occasionally has real hair brushes in packs for cheap. They are not well made, but they work fine for priming or for dry brushing. Just don't try to use them for details!

You can also call local art supply shops and ask them if they have any real hair brushes on sale, I have gotten a couple decent ones that way as well.
LordDust
Orc
Posts: 435
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Gender: Male Location: Indiana Birthday: 01/22
The administrator has disabled public write access.
My players rue the day I bought "Dragon Mountain". Ever since they give every creature a bit more respect. You never know when the GM will decide that this group is crafty...
 
#58001
Re:Working on painting with my kids 12 Months ago  
If you can wait a week, Pokorny Fine Art brushes go on sale November 4th:) They are made from Goat and Pony hair:)
Stefan
Admin
Posts: 2182
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Gender: Male Location: Brooklyn, NY Birthday: 12/25
The administrator has disabled public write access.
Stefan Pokorny

CEO Dwarven Forge, LLC
 
#58017
Re:Working on painting with my kids 12 Months ago  
Why am I suddenly picturing a field full of bare-skinned goats and ponies, shivering in the cold?
jackattack
Minotaur Lord
Posts: 2661
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Location: USA
The administrator has disabled public write access.
 
#63941
Re:Working on painting with my kids 6 Months, 1 Week ago  
Painting with kids, you have remind me my old days when I was young and think different ways to play with my kids. Now they have stepped into busy life and I am playing with my grandchild’s.
VictoriaC
newbie
Posts: 1
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Gender: Female Paint Free Online Location: Phonex Birthday: 12/12
The administrator has disabled public write access.
 
#63981
Re:Working on painting with my kids 6 Months, 1 Week ago  
I ordered some Da Vinci Russian Red Sable from Amazon. I have an order of minis coming soon also so wanted something a bit better.
brvheart
Ogre
Posts: 973
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Gender: Male Location: San Antonio, TX Birthday: 08/20
The administrator has disabled public write access.
 
#63983
Re:Working on painting with my kids 6 Months, 1 Week ago  
painting with kid was the only way I got all my DF Game Tiles painted. My 2 son's and their gaming group (4 other kids) all between 12 and 14 years old had two painting parties.

it was fun and we had lots pf pizza and Dr. pepper to fuel them.

the only down side is my set has a unique look of 7 different painters. LOL
TK 266
Order 66? Is that the kung pao chicken?
Orc
Posts: 201
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Gender: Male Location: Nor Cal Birthday: 01/26
The administrator has disabled public write access.
 
#63985
Re:Working on painting with my kids 6 Months, 1 Week ago  
As my 'kid' is 28 and lives half way across the country I won't get any help there. We run an adult game here, meaning no children. FYI, it is PG.
brvheart
Ogre
Posts: 973
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Gender: Male Location: San Antonio, TX Birthday: 08/20
The administrator has disabled public write access.
 
Go to topPage: 1