Saturday, 27 May 2017

First painted figures.

I present the pike block of the Earl of Essex's Regiment of Foot. Painted over 3 sessions I have to say I'm delighted with the results. I decided to stick with my black undercoat method, basically because it's the only way I feel confident painting, it took time to build up the orange, starting with Vallejo Orange Red highlighted with Vallejo Amaranth Red then a little Yellow  added to the latter. I decided against using 'Magic Wash' to add further depth as I know from experience that it can dull the overall look and I really wanted to achieve a more Old School clean finish.  The figures are varnished with Vallejo 'Satin' applied by brush as I always do. Pikes are those supplied with the figures, cut down to 80mm which looks about right to me, Flags by warflags and touched up with orange.

I'm going to base these in the old style of using filler before colouring and highlighting, I have put away the flocks and static grasses for this project. Base sizes will be in line with WRG rules, I'll probably order them from Tony at East Riding Miniatures in MDF as they are more accurate than cutting them from card myself!






I'm next going to paint 5 of the planned 10 figure horse unit. I am giving serious consideration to using oils on the horses and the 'wipe off' method over a white undercoat. Once this unit is completed I will return to painting the two musket blocks for Essex's.



10 comments:

  1. Lee they look splendid. I think your old school basing idea will be just right for these!

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    1. Cheers Ian. Out with the old filler again!

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    1. Thanks Steve, cavalry coming next. Have you thought about looking at Hinchliffe?

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  3. Lovely clean painting, good decision on the wash and I think your right on your no flocking decision too, btw any luck finding your Gush rulebook? I've got to post some stuff on Saturday so I could pop it in the post to you as well.
    Best Iain

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  4. Thank you for for your comments Iain. I have not been able to find my copy of the Gush rules and been looking on Amazon. If you really don't mind I would love to have your copy, even borrow it until I can track down a copy? I need to see the base bases etc. If you could email me at lgramson@yahoo.com I will reply with my details. Very much appreciated :)

    Lee.

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    1. No problem Lee I've got your return address in the T34 you sent me, I'd be delighted to send it to you.
      Best Iain

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  5. Wow! Those are brilliant 'Lee!

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  6. Wow! Those are brilliant 'Lee!

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