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Leman

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Re: 1914 BEF
« Reply #15 on: May 21, 2018, 10:05:58 AM »
Indeed Martin; even my new attempt is too dark so I will be having another go tomorrow. I donít think the black undercoat is going to work with the Germans, so I will go back to brown. This experimentation is worth it though because once I am happy with the palette I can crack on.

Apparently darker grey trousers were only ordered for the ORs from 15th August 1914, so I doubt the troops in the initial clashes would have worn them. Officers always had darker trousers than tunic.

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Re: 1914 BEF
« Reply #16 on: May 25, 2018, 05:38:40 PM »
I have now completed the second battalion, including a few head swaps. This time I used the GW shades, flesh and sepia, then an acrylic satin varnish, and finally the brown magic wash. Unfortunately the photos do not really show the differences between the first battalion and second battalion all that clearly, but the GW shades, followed by the magic wash really does bring out the creases and folds in the figures. First the original command stand, then the second command stand.





The third photo shows the experimentation with the German infantry. I finally settled on Vallejo Light Grey as the basic uniform colour and a wash of GW Nuln Oil. The faces and hands had the flesh wash and the helmet covers were painted buff then a Sepia wash. Again followed by satin varnish and then Magic Wash. The figure on the extreme right has the original grey green mix, which seemed too dark.


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Re: 1914 BEF
« Reply #17 on: June 07, 2018, 10:09:31 PM »
A few shots of the first cavalry unit - Lancers. A few of the figures are from TSS, ie, the mounted machine gun and the horse holder, although he does have a PP head swap.










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Re: 1914 BEF
« Reply #18 on: June 07, 2018, 10:27:01 PM »
They should stop the Hun????

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Re: 1914 BEF
« Reply #19 on: June 07, 2018, 10:29:08 PM »
Not if French keeps insisting there is very little to his front!