Friday, 29 October 2010

Dutch Belgian Artillery WIP (3)

Had some time to work on the gunners a little more. Keeping with the muddiness theme for the overalls.

Monday, 18 October 2010

Dutch Belgian Artillery WIP (2)

Had the day off on Friday, and completed the Dutch 6 pounder. Took some photos of each stage. I only used the Foundry French Gun Olive Green A and B, as I thought the C shade would make the carriage too light for my tastes.

First pic shows the carriage block painted with Foundry French Gun Olive Green A. Then (pic 2), a wash of Green Ink mixed with GW Scorched Brown (Games Workshop) over the base colour. Pic 3 is the completed piece, Olive Green A was then carefully painted on again for the wood grain, followed by Olive Green A+B for a highlight. Metalwork received a drybrush of Charcoal Black B + Black with Scorched Brown, and tops of rivets etc lightly painted with chainmail. Heavily spackled with mud for the 1815 look. The mud was a various mix, including GW Vermin Brown, Scorched Brown, Black and with French Gun Olive Green A added too (for midtone between the olive and brown mud on the wheel spokes).

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Dutch Belgian Artillery WIP

On the table this week are these chaps. hoping to get them completed this week. First use of the Foundry Prussian Blue palette for the tunic on these figures. It is quite a satin finish, a little bit harder to control than the Vallejo Dark Prussian Blue I am using on the Dutch Milita infantry. But I want a bit of variety in the blues in this contingent. One annoyance with the gunner attending the trail is the bit of flash on his left arm that I missed shearing off when attaching the arm, oh well. I'll be using the Foundry French Gun Olive Palette on the 6 pounder gun, though I have taken note of others' comments that it is not a particularly great match for the olive we're looking for. I'll use a few washes to tone it to my liking anyway.

Monday, 11 October 2010

Fokker D.VII

I watched Aces High for the umpteenth time at the weekend, which prompted me to upload the pics of the Fokker D.VII that I took on my visit to the RAF Museum, Hendon. The D.VII is my favourite aircraft of all the German fighters, it's always looked like a biplane should, rugged with good proportions. i'll take note of the lozenge camouflage, as i'll build a model of one of these one day.

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Sd Kfz 251 Crewman

I know I haven't offered up any figures to look at for a while. I was holding this chap back, as I wanted to put in him a competition. He's part of the two man German vehicle crew from Bolt Action Miniatures. Seen as though he's still unfinished (binoculars and pistol) and has been sitting on the desk for two or three months, thought i'd post him up here.

Went for as realistic as I could with the reversible smock. I like the face, a sort of grizzled veteran look, seemingly a bit tired of having to put up with no air cover over his armoured column again! Put some extra time in on those boots too. I was pleased with the results.

Figometer Update (September 2010)

One paltry figure painted in September. Have to buck up and crack on at some point, though the weather is changing and the nights are drawing in, will have to switch to evening painting sessions from now on.

I have my solitary Dutch Belgian 6 pounder gun + crew primed and ready to start, just need the motivation.