Thursday 28 February 2008

Paint and a quiz

First an apology, my wife dropped a cup of coffee over the keyboard this morning, so I am not sure if all the keys are working at the moment.

The greta thing about blogging is that pictures can be included at very little extra effort. With that in mind I have put together a selection of what I happen to have on my hard drive. They include black, grey and white undercoats and a variety of paints; Placka poster, artsts acrylic, Humbrol enamel, indian ink and acrylic ink. See if you can identify what is what?

First off though, I have put up a shot of a Sash and Sabre unit that has reached a stage in painting that shows what is now my standard way of doing things. They are sprayed white and then a wash of 50/50 flesh and grey is slapped on. Two wet brushes of white bring the uniform and strapping back up to white.

The flesh is painted a very pale shade then black for packs, helmets, shoes gaiters etc. packs are done and then the packs and flesh are washed with dilute indian ink in reddish brown. After that the remaining colours are added and the lightened by dry brushing. Black leather is drybrushed dark earth, black cloth is done with blue grey. The musket is blocked in leaving black showing. Matt varnish and then metallics after.


Steve-the-Wargamer said...

...and if you swap the spray white, for a spray black with white dampbrush, my technique is exactly the same as yours - I paint for the tabletop not a close up on the camera (and heavan only knows that's clear enough from some of the pictures on my blog!)

Bluebear Jeff said...

I'm with Steve . . . but your method works for you (and that's all that matters, isn't it?).

-- Jeff

Gallia said...

Let me see....
The chap in the Prussian uniform with a mitre cap I suspect belongs to none other than, Der Erbprinz Regiment. He and his kameraden are the elegant successors to the originals owned by Brig. Young. The Regimental Colonel wants to go to the colonies in late July I am sure. That is... America.

Inquiring in Brown Deer,

Also known to frequent the Department of French Off-White uniforms; semi-retired.

Inspector Bill

gee said...

nice blog , can I use your prince rupert photo