Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Monday, January 27, 2020
The Testors dull-coat does tend to be very matte though, I will give the armour a coat of brush on matte varnish, this has a slightly satin look and should look good on the metal.
Saturday, January 25, 2020
Friday, January 24, 2020
Gurney’s Horse will be a large Iron side unit. Most of my regiments will be based on my friends and family, makes the units more personal and interesting. My wife’s maiden name will go towards my new blew coated regiment... Sir Herbert Jackson’s Régiment of Foote and will take to the field to fight for Parliament.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Interestingly, the first batch I did on Sunday night at 10.30 still aren’t 100% dry. There’s no rush however, I have plenty more to block out in the meantime. I did put a few fine scratches on the armour with a lead pencil, a bit like weathering a tank, it’ll be interesting to see if they are still visible once the Dip is dry. Not many left to do now, just the command with their standards.
Sunday, January 19, 2020
The ACW is another project that simmers away on the back rings on this blog. If the Dip works out on this chap it could be the way to go on all those Rebel regiments waiting in bags, in draws, in cupboards, in locked rooms.
Saturday, January 18, 2020
I did think ahead and try to add a little brown into most colours so the dark brown stain would hopefully shade them better. Also I was pleased with the shading on the tawny orange sashes.
The process isn’t over yet of course as you can still use the original colours to touch up and highlight the figures. I always feel the faces are bit that lets down the Dip but once highlighted the figure looks great. A bit of time spent on the flesh colours either before or after the Dip should pay off. I even remember painting stubble on my French which looked good. The face is the focal point of the figure, once that looks good you don’t have to worry about the trousers, legging and shoes etc.