It's mainly up here for passing interest, since most readers are already accomplished painters, but also serves as a useful reference for me in case I want to paint the same models in years to come. Also, perhaps it will serve as a detailed example of my painting style, which usually runs like this:
- White undercoat
- Flat colours
- Army painter wash
- Flat colours again as a highlight
- Detail and ligher colours for final highlight
I'd be interested to hear people's thoughts on this method; I've been thinking a lot about other painting methods and techniques ever since I saw some of Dai's lovely RPG figures.
1. The figure (a Foundry model) is superglued to a 2p coin and then undercoated with a white spraypaint.
2. The tunic is painted Dark Green (I used Citadel Dark Angels Green)
3. The trousers and hands are painted a light grey (gloves are optional - they were issued to NCOs and soldiers but not always worn in action)
4. The shako, rifle barrel, webbing, blanket and boots are painted black
5. The rifle stock is painted a dark brown
6. The face is given a flesh colour
7. The cuffs, tunic piping, epaulettes and collar are painted red, and the breadbag Bleached Bone.
8. Rifle banding and shako badge are painted gold (I also clean up any mistakes at this stage, like the gloves and shako strap which I'd missed)
9. A generous brown wash is given - I use Soft Tone Army Painter
10. Detail - all the areas are re-highlighted in their original colour, and gun metal is used on the barrel.
Next time I'll finish this chap off with some basing, but for now, what are your thoughts? How does this differ from your own techniques? Any areas for improvement?