Momma Dork's Miniature Musings

Shrine for Short Green Guys

Shrine for Short Green Guys
After recovering from painting examples for the new paints, I wanted something purely fun that I could do a bit of experimenting for myself on. I have long wanted to try out doing some verdigris on a "copper" figure. So I started with a young copper dragon but ended up with a piece of terrain.

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New Paint Review

New Paint Review
Each time Turbo Dork has released new paints, I have created a set of figures featuring my own take on them. This time is no different except that they are all rolled up into this one blog post. In addition, to featuring photos of all 11 new paints, I have added comments describing my take on the color and other things I discovered while working with them.

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Mixing Things Up

Mixing Things Up
Folks occasionally ask about mixing different Turbo Dork paints together as well as with other acrylic paints. The party line from Turbo Dork is that one should not mix two turboshifts. This recommendation is not based on actual practice but rather the theory that blending them when wet would screw up the balance required for the color change. Therefore, this post is devoted to trying out different mixes and documenting the results for you all to see  --- turboshift + turboshift, turboshift + metallic, metallic + metallic, and metallic + other acrylic materials.

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Layer 'N Edge

Layer 'N Edge
Like my last post, this one will continue to focus on a common painting technique. Again it is not a tutorial, but rather a chance to present some examples and to inspire your imagination. This post covers layering and edging as means of highlighting a model.

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Wash 'N Dry

Wash 'N Dry

My previous posts have involved a bit of experimentation to try to answer a specific question. However with this post, I am moving in a different direction by spending time illustrating some different techniques. This is not a tutorial, but rather an attempt to clarify some points, present some possibilities, and inspire your imagination. This first post covers the two most common techniques that one tries as a painter, washing and dry brushing.

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