Thursday, 31 October 2013

Back to the Brushes 75

A few more work in progress pictures are below:


The first four picture show Claymore Casting's figures after a white under coat and a wash of Agrax Earthshade. This really brings the detail out on the figures and may spark a project of its own, but more of that later.




Next there is a Citadel High Elf from the early eighties. Very early stages with this figure but the face just doesn't look right so it may be back to black for this one.


Faces is a part of the miniature that really makes the figure and is an area of work that requires more attention and in my case more research. If anybody has some good tips on painting faces please feel free to pass them on. They will be gladly received.

Lastly, there is a Gripping Beast Germanic Tribes Archer that will used in an ongoing roleplaying game as a human Woodsman.



Cheers for now.

8 comments:

David said...

The Claymore Castings figures are great aren't they. I may have to get some

David said...

The Claymore Castings figures are great aren't they - I may have to get some

Ian said...

I really like the look of those Claymores

Ian

Phil said...

Very nice so far!

Paul Robinson said...

Claymore castings are superb and I'm struggling to resist their pull.
Faces are hard and I find it all depends on the quality of the sculpt. Dark flesh base then bronzed flesh with a flesh wash (the old GW version not the new weaker ones - I'm going to have to find a replacement soon). Highlight with bronzed flesh and then pallid flesh in varying degrees.

roma912 said...

I have a small number of them and intend to keep it that way. Too much unpainted lead as it is :-)

roma912 said...

I agree on the quality of the sculpt effecting the finished look of the painted figure; a good basic technique helps too. Have had a good look at a few web pages and first up is a few new brushes solely for faces, then a modified technique. Cheers, Ross

tradgardmastare said...

Hey Ross did we pass you on the cycletrack today? Didn't have my glassessowasnt sure.sorry if I blanked you...
Cheers
Alan