Thursday, January 27, 2011

How to Paint Austrians syw Carlstadt Szluiner infantry

Well here we are again this time i'd like to explain how i painted these Carlstadt Szluiner light infantry which is part of a large Austrian Commission

 I start By basing the 24 figures on strips of card then undercoat spray paint them black
then i cut them into single squares for easy handling
!. the first thing i do is then a coat of Tallern flesh base coat

2. I then add a wash of orgrin flesh (photo two) 

3. the photo below show the skin with it's third layer colour Dawf flesh.
 leave some of the base coats showing through

photo 4 show the skin with another wash of Orgrin skin.
I do one final layer which i leave to later in the paint

Photo 5 left figure shows first coat of Prussian blue paint out all black where this blue is
Right figure has second coat intense blue.
when painting this coat leave areas of first coat to show throught

you can see in this picture how i have left the bottom layer of Prussian blue

Photo 7. I this picture I have added the third layer of blue use sparingly paint on raised areas only
I've also painted bone white and burnt umber on the two belts scrortch earth on the gun wood these are all base coats. the reason for base coats is they give depth and the final colour will be stronger and more pleasing to the eye.

 Photo 8 Base coat of black red on the blanket
Photo 9
Here we have second coats going on Blood red over the base coat of black red leave small amounts of base coat white on the belt and leather brown on thin belt
 Photo 10. Scortched brown on hair german grey for black or bubonic brown for blond in this photo i've only done the first layer of hair.
    (Calthan brown orlondon grey bleached bone for second layer thin stripes)
 Photo 11. the Officer coat first layer wastecoat dark brown it should be burnt umber

Photo12. Second layer bestial brown leave small amounts of first layer lace is
 German camo green
sword bolt gun metal, shining gold

Photo13. Here we now add Calthan brown wood grain the hair has second layer as explained above
bolt gun metal on gun barrel
 Photo 14. water bottle bestial brown
the other pack was base coated in burnt umber and then painted with english uniform
 boots are burnt umber Also before basing i've painted the final coat of skin which is dwalf flesh once again only the nose cheek bones and chin and if no mustach upper lip.

 All black has shading on it which is German grey 

 And here we are finished
If you have any question i will try to answer them. Happy painting


  1. Nice demo - your SYW Austrians just get better and better.


  2. cheers thanks for that hope this will help others

  3. Thanks for the tutorial- you make it look so easy!

  4. when you do it hundreds of times it actually does become very fast and very easy

  5. Great tutorial, it's very helpful, Thanks!!!

  6. Thanks Ray I intend on doing a few more over the next few month.

  7. Like the 7yw Miniature.
    Great Tutorial.

  8. Thank you for this great tutorial - you are a Master! I will set a link on my blog. Thnak you very much for sharing!