Ready the men 2

September 25, 2007

Having spent parts of last week cleaning the excess moulding flash off the infantry, I was able to get a good handful of them undercoated on the weekend. For the undercoating, I used Citadel’s Chaos Black spraypaint and ended up doing two coats, to be sure…the ESCI German infantry are made in dark green plastic, so it was hard to be sure I’d coated them properly. Whole can expended, but well ovedr 60 figures done, so worth the $18 the spraycan costs.

Over the last couple of nights, I’ve done a light drybrush with Codex Grey and then a proper drybrushed coat of a mix of Catachan Green and Codex Grey. This mix is meant to represent the uniforms as they appeared in the second half of the war – not the same crisp grey as earlier used, due to shortages. I’ve chosen to use the Games Workshop “Warmaster” speed painting style (not it’s true name, but there is no true name for it!) as it’s done me very well for previous projects. Next step with them is to do a final drybrush using a lighter grey, to add highlights – where light is reflected on ridges and creases on the clothing – and also do boots in basic black.

While cleaning up all that moulding flash, I as finishing off a terrain piece – a ruined brick buiding with some Spring snow blown on it. You can see it here – over at Flickr. I’m pretty happy with it – and as you can see, it does look better when actually used (in the photos linked to, you’ll see half a squad of Russians defending it, with the aid of a T-34/76 as some armour support.

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2 Responses to “Ready the men 2”

  1. Rebecca said

    The WordPress popups work well when providing a preview of your photos on Flickr. I look forward to seeing some more.

  2. Eastern Funker said

    Thanks, Rebecca!
    I’m adding more to that Flickr account as the project progresses. Keep checking back if you like.

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