Apropos of nothing, I just thought I’d share with you how I paint my La Reine figures. This is partially a note to muself based on the first 10 I painted as I was quite pleased with the effect. I apologise for the dull-ish post.
Starting from a white undercoat, I base-coat the figure from the neck down with a pale, neutrally-toned gray.
I then block in all the basic colours – flesh, facings, waistcoat and musket-stock.
Do the black-lining. Paint hats, shoes, hair, scabbards. Undercoat metalwork black.
Here’s the clever bit as I see it. Paint the white highlights on the coat, hair, gaiters, breeches. Paint the belts ochre. This tidies up and fines down the width of the black-lining, making the effect much more like a hair-line, amazing your friends with your skill.
Paint the metal bits and you’re done.