Tuesday, August 6, 2013

28mm WarLord Games Imperial Japanese test( how to paint)

I bought a 1000 pt war lord games Japanese army a few weeks ago and am now wondering how to paint them, there are plenty of pictures but not a lot of tips on how to paint especially when you use a layering of colours like i do, so yesterday i sat down in my lunch time and did a test figure to see if i could work out my colours. On the figure below i have the uniform with the more yellow look and the cap with my test on a more green

If you like the figure here's how i painted him. If people want i can do a stage by stage picture by picture how to paint. let me know if that is something you guys would like.
so what i came up with for the yellow look is as follows

1. base coat :mix yellow green with German camo brown about 65% to 25% to give a darkish green with a hit of brown to it
2 1st highlight Japanese uniform 
3 second highlight: Mix a small amount of sky grey into Japanese uniform
4 third highlight and yes this is the layer that makes it pop (look so much better)  Mix a small amount of white with Japanese uniform .( use sparingly don't paint to much with it.

yellow green
middlestone mix small amount of sky grey

bestial brown (old paint cant buy anymore)
flat earth 
devlan mud wash (hard to come by) 

Shirt is stone grey then i mixed a small amount of white into it for secont layer.
( I will have to see if this works alright on a whole shirt or not.)

flesh: i just used  shadow flesh 343 then first highlight base carne 341 second highlight flat flesh 70955
where i want a 5 oclock shadow it didnt use the last highlight on this area and then used sky grey watered almost down to nothing use very little on the bush you can go over it as many times until you have the colour you want

IN the photo below you can see how i have done the face a bit better, i should have done the chin as well maybe on the next figure

 today i thought maybe i better do a little bit of work so put third layer on the British troops I have 20 of these figures on the go and about 30 to start.


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  2. Looking good so far! Don't realy like the Warlord Japs but your painting is absolutely top notch.

  3. I painted the whole box of the Japanese about a year ago and your right the lack of information made it a challenge.

    You certainly rose to it though.


  4. Great work on the shading!