On to the Red Devils. I spent quite a bit of time trying to get the Denison Smocks to merge together better and not look quite so much like three separate colors. I gave it two or three glazes with Liquitex Acrylic Raw Umber ink. Its better, not perfect by any means but better. I then went in and worked the skin and tried to blend the skins tones together a bit better and reduce some of the really harsh contrasts that I had developed. I think they look pretty good.
Tonight I did the last fiddly bits, the badges on the berets and giving the bases an initial coat of brown (Vallejo Model Color Raw Umber) so they are ready for basing.
I'm calling the painting done at this point. They still need to be based but I haven't quite decided what I want to do for the basing or even what bases I want to use. Chain of Command doesn't require anything to specific although they mount the NCOs and Officers on slightly larger bases. My WWI Marines are mounted on 30mm lipped bases but those feel a little large. So undecided on basing at this point.
Tomorrow I'll pull out the airbrush and give them a shot of dull coat. I actually started work on the second section and the 3" mortar last night during my Saturday night game. I'm becoming a bit irritated with the amount of prep work some of these Warlord Game figures require. A couple of figures just have blobs of metal in some spots, one right across an eye that's taking some serious work to make presentable.
So here we are with the finished shots.
|The group shot|
|Vickers MMG with Crew|
|First four paratroopers|
|Second set of four paratroopers|
|3" Mortar, cleaned up and ready for primer|
|Second Section almost ready for primer. The left high of the kneeling paratrooper was completely obscured by a blob of metal from the mold. I'm working to correct that fault.|