Friday, January 28, 2011
I started with undercoating 10 panzer IV tanks and 5 stugs i was going to spray them but when the box arrived no spray what a pain so back to the brush also started the next 24 infantry yesterday lunch time so have a long way to go but here are first pics shows that you should never be discourage and give up at this stage because it's amazing how as the layers are added the models come to life
these guys below are Hungarian syw Jos. Esterhazy Infantry
or should i say they will be.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
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
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
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
Monday, January 24, 2011
A box of Flames of war stugs turned up today now i have three boxes of tanks to put together and paint oh what fun. I was going to use the mid to late war spray but they are out of stock so back to the paint brush.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
I started these boys last night based them this afternoon and just realised i haven't done the last coat of flesh on both Generals with their hands in the air. So will do that tomorrow when the base is dry. tonight i'm finishing the basing for the infantry. This is the second set of command figures of this commission. I have two cav and four infantry left to go then on to the Hanovarioans which i'm looking forward to.
Saturday, January 22, 2011
well finished these guys up today cut the bases and based them up ready to finish up tomorrow.
I think i'll start work on the three generals tonight and the next 24 figures I'll start tomorrow
I'm really pleased with the way these guys came out, I have another 24 of them to do but i think i've found a real nice red uniform in which to do them.
I'll do a final check to make sure i haven't missed anything before i put the grasses on tomorrow
Friday, January 21, 2011
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This week i started the light infantry of Reg's Austrian army, it has been slow progress as i haven't had a lot of time to paint busy with family. I have a wedding to go to but am hoping to get a bit done before i go then hopefully finish them tomorrow sometime then i need to do 3 gennerals before they are sent away. so here's some progress pictures. I have been taking pictures at every stage and will post a how to paint these guys next week.
As you can see i still have the shading on the black a last coat of skin highlight and wood grain on all guns and walking stick, the belt around the waste and bag and water bottle on back of figures. I done the first coat of hair one highlight to go
the blue has three coats to give a good depth of colour
Monday, January 17, 2011
Couple of fun shots, couldn't help myself