Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Back to the Brushes 119

As the Painting Challenge fast approaches trying to get a few figures finished before moving on to new themes for the duration of the Challenge.

These three heavily armoured figures have been a bit of a challenge in their own right, especially the figure with the mace. The cloak on this chap has been black, yellow ochre, black, purple, black, bottle green and then black again. After leaving the figure in the corner so to speak have finally decided that black works best with the tones in the armour. Well at least it won't need another base coat this time.

The other two figures from Grenadier had issues with the armour and washes. The blue/black mix wasn't right and after another two coats of Nuln Oil finally seemed to work. Only the hair and plumage to finish and these are for basing.

Layering metallics gives a good result and is very different than straight dry brushing the colours up and picking out highlights. Dry brushing is still champion if there are large amounts of chainmail although this can be picked out with wet brushing if very careful.

Hopeful to get these completed over the next few nights

Cheers for now


tradgardmastare said...

Great figures,I owned one like the one on the left years ago. I had forgotten him.

Jonathan Freitag said...

Good looking armor!

roma912 said...

Hi Alan,

Thanks for the comments. There have been several figures similar to him over the years including a Joan of Arc in full plate praying too.

Glad you loke them.

Cheers, Ross

roma912 said...

Thanks Jonathan

Hendrid said...

I do like the Copplestone sculpts, always a pleasure to paint. Good looking results R.

roma912 said...

Agreed and will be looking to add a few more in the future