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Radar

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Re: Regiments of Foot
« Reply #45 on: November 01, 2019, 07:35:53 AM »
I've also finished off some not-clubmen™.

An interesting unit of Welsh firelocks: Colonel Proger's RoF.

https://www.keepyourpowderdry.co.uk/2019/11/colonel-james-progers-regiment-of-foot.html



Next up some real RoF with big pointy sticks, one of which had a relative for a captain

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Re: Regiments of Foot
« Reply #46 on: November 01, 2019, 07:39:26 AM »
A really attractive subdued colour scheme. Very nice.

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Re: Regiments of Foot
« Reply #47 on: November 01, 2019, 08:44:24 AM »
Very nice close-up shot, Radar - it shows you've not been cheating  :)

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Re: Regiments of Foot
« Reply #48 on: November 01, 2019, 09:11:34 AM »
I do like the more muted colours on ECW units. My own favourite units in my ECW collection were in the more drab colours.

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Re: Regiments of Foot
« Reply #49 on: November 01, 2019, 11:51:29 AM »
Thank you everyone. I do rather like that picture. Surprised my painting stands up to such close inspection. I work on the principles of if Martin sculpted it I have a duty to paint it, coupled with if you can't see it on the table don't worry about it!

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Re: Regiments of Foot
« Reply #50 on: November 01, 2019, 07:49:23 PM »
The Samurai will paint up as nicely as well.

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Re: Regiments of Foot
« Reply #51 on: November 01, 2019, 08:03:33 PM »
The Samurai will paint up as nicely as well.

What - you mean he's not started yet...?

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Re: Regiments of Foot
« Reply #52 on: November 01, 2019, 09:45:28 PM »
Radar,

Have you ever discussed your painting methods? I'm contemplating a move back to black undercoat with a base colour and highlight having painted with washes for many years. Do you use a wash or is it all layering?


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Re: Regiments of Foot
« Reply #53 on: November 02, 2019, 07:49:10 AM »
I would like to know to....
My ACW Union are a bit of both but more on the layers will my WW2 are more on the wash.
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Re: Regiments of Foot
« Reply #54 on: November 02, 2019, 08:45:13 AM »
White undercoat, then main colours then a wash and varnish. I can't paint on a black undercoat as I can't pick up the depth of field. Just my peculiar eyesight. I could never play sports that involved a dark ball, like squash, as I could never judge the movement of the ball.

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Re: Regiments of Foot
« Reply #55 on: November 02, 2019, 09:28:44 AM »
To achieve the level of shonkiness that I produce...

Undercoat, if I remember/it's not raining. For bright colour coats I undercoat white, otherwise black. Then block paint. Flesh gets a Citadel Reikland Flesh wash, blonde hair (Cd'A linen) gets an Agrax Earth shade wash too. Once I've tidied everything up, it's just a very heavy Nuln Oil wash over everything. When that's dry I occasionally puts some highlights on very light colour blocks (white or yellow coats). Then a coat of Army Painter anti-shine.

It's nothing magical, just careful colouring in. Martin's sculpting does the hard work, really set up for washes.

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Re: Regiments of Foot
« Reply #56 on: November 02, 2019, 10:30:15 AM »
I agree having used both Army Painter dip, brushed on, and various washes, the style of sculpting really rewards the wash.


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Re: Regiments of Foot
« Reply #57 on: November 02, 2019, 01:49:56 PM »
I swear by magic wash these days.

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Re: Regiments of Foot
« Reply #58 on: November 03, 2019, 10:42:47 AM »
Washes do make painting, such well sculpted figures as the PP models, so very easy to colour and it makes spotting the detail simple.

Are you using washes, glazes, or stains?

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Re: Regiments of Foot
« Reply #59 on: November 03, 2019, 03:20:18 PM »
si9nce studying Fat Wally’s techniques I have been totally converted to black magic was over my first layers with a highlight on flesh, white metal armour and some of the lighter clothes. With the last lot of Confederates I did I went for a lighter shade of grey drybrush.