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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Diorama - Painting the Minis I

Now I'm moving into the phase when things are really starting to come together. While I was waiting for some bits and pieces to arrive for the base I really started moving forward on the minis. I decided to concentrate on the British Riflemen first and that's what I spent most of my weekend doing. I have almost all the colors at least blocked in and some shading and highlighting is well underway. They are a bit more finished than these pictures and they are approaching the tweaking stage now. Overall I'm happy with them I just need to keep refining them.

If you look close you can see that I messed up on the uniform a bit. I have been painting to many napoleonics. In this case I painted the regimental color (green) all around the cuffs and color and the epaulets. That would be incorrect for the Victorian period. I fixed as I moved forward with the different colors






Here you can see that some red has been laid over the green. I still need to refine that correct. I also realized as I was painting steel (not shown in these photographs) that the sheath for the sword is straight and not curved, yet the sword has a distinct curve to it. Initially I just dismissed this as the officer having acquired a light dragoon sword. After I started painting the sword I realized my error and I straightened it out which ruined the paint I had applied. I have stripped the sword down and its ready to be primed and repainted.






8 comments:

  1. Really nice looking figures so far!

    Greetings
    Peter

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    1. Thanks Anne! I truly hate painting red but these are coming along pretty good. I still need to tweak them, some darker shadows for sure not sure about the highlights since they will be in "shadow" on the diorama.

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  3. They look great, beautiful details!

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    1. Thanks Phil! If I just needed them for a game they would be pretty much ready to go at this point (I'll have to post updated pictures later). But that whole competition thing adds another layer of work.

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    1. Thanks! Red is always tough to work with.

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