Friday, August 27, 2021

On the Painting Desk

 Am I drawing back the curtain too much? Is too much of the mystery lost? 

See if you can find somewhere to sit in my disorderly palais de peinture.

What do we have here? Well, I was having a good rummage and found a few old GW Brettonins kicking about so I decided that after they had been sitting about for the best part of a decade that it was time for them to get some love. Mr Archer is pretty well there apart from the basing. 

The chap to his right needs the rest of his armour done and I need to decide what's going on with his surcoat. Currently it's a rather painstakingly highlighted gray going on white, but who knows what a flick through my various medieval references will throw up.

Meanwhile in our next shot...

The fellow on the his back in the fetching "or, fretty gules" number needs his armour and weapons completed. The two 1/72 tankers are modern Bundeswehr by Caesar, Excellent detail on them but you'd never know it under all that flecktarn.

And last there are hordes of Spencer Smith Cavalry. Those on the left are complete, while those hemmed in almost completely by a disorderly rabble of GW paint pots have had their first couple of colours applied. I hope to have them done by Sunday, but in lockdown, nothing is certain.

Try to ignore the mess...


Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

All wonderful (in-progress) photos, Greg. Must admit that I am partial to the Spencer Smith dragoons though. Do you find that these are easier to paint than more modern castings, or more difficult given the relative lack of fine detail?

Best Regards,


Bloggerator said...

Good question Stokes. I would say a bit of both. The lack of junk cluttering the figure lets you concentrate on the essentials of just getting on and painting it; I did feel your pain wen you were painting the Lauzun Legion Hussars. The lack of definition is a pain in the proverbial as you guess where turnbacks go, where or even whether to paint waistcoats and puzzling as to what a particular blob is meant to represent.

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