Wednesday, 26 November 2014

LoA 10s #1 - Day 5.5

Hello All,
This afternoon I started work on the French. This meant preparing some painting guides first. See below for the cavalry guide(the other guides will be posted when used). I also completed the initial airbrushing of the cavalry(Infantry & Artillery to follow). The horses were painted in one of three colours(brown, dark brown, grey & black) to provide some variety. They were then varnished and black washed.

Pics(after airbrushing / after washing)



French Cavalry Painting Guide:

Clean the miniatures, attach to temporary bases
Apply an undercoat to the minis with the airbrush using a 1:1 mix of Black Surface Primer(V):Airbrush Thinner(V)
Airbrush/dust the minis to create zenith highlights with a 1:1 mix of Cold Grey(VGC):Airbrush Thinner(V)
Airbrush the brown horses (leaving the grey/black horses grey) with a 1:1 mix of Flat Brown(VMC):Airbrush Thinner(V)
Airbrush the dark brown horses with a 1:1 mix of Charred Brown(VGC):Airbrush Thinner(V)
Apply a 1:1 mix of Gloss Varnish(V):Airbrush Thinner(V)
Wash the whole mini(apply further coats to the black horses) with Soft Black Wash(MM)
Highlight the grey horses with a slightly thinned coat of Light Grey(VMC)
Highlight the brown horses with a slightly thinned coat of Flat Earth(VMC)
Highlight the dark brown horses with a slightly thinned coat of Dark Fleshtone(VGC)
Highlight the black horses with a slightly thinned coat of Heavy Charcoal(VGC)
Highlight the horses leather with an unthinned coat of Dark Fleshtone(C)(optional)
Paint the white lace, tunics, horse cloths, pistol covers & portmanteau tops with a slightly thinned coat of Heavy Bluegrey(VGC)
Paint the Blue tunics, horse cloths, pistol covers & portmanteau tops with a slightly thinned coat of Flat Blue(VMC)
Paint the red tunics, horse cloths, pistol covers & portmanteau tops with a slightly thinned coat of Heavy Red(VGC)
Highlight the white lace, tunics, breeches, horse cloths, pistol covers & portmanteau tops with White(VMC)
Highlight the blue tunics, horse cloths, pistol covers & portmanteau tops with Ultramarine(VMC)
Highlight the red tunics, breeches, horse cloths, pistol covers & portmanteau tops with Flat Red(VMC)
Paint the green horse cloths, pistol covers & portmanteau tops with a slightly thinned coat of Dark Green(VGC)
Highlight the green horse cloths, pistol covers & portmanteau tops with a slightly thinned coat of Sick Green(VGC)
Paint the yellow horse cloths, pistol covers & portmanteau tops with a slightly thinned coat of Heavy Goldbrown(VGC)
Highlight the yellow horse cloths, pistol covers & portmanteau tops with a slightly thinned 1:1 mix of Heavy Goldbrown:White
Paint the pale yellow breeches with a slightly thinned coat of Heavy Ochre(VGC)
Highlight the pale yellow breeches with a slightly thinned coat of pale yellow(VGC)
Paint the muskets, flagpoles & spears with a slightly thinned coat of Heavy Sienna(VGC)
Paint the hair, skin, gloves, breeches, cartridge pouch, belts & highlight the flagpoles & muskets with a slightly thinned coat of Heavy Brown(VGC)
Paint the black areas (hat, scabbard(inc. hilt), boots, horse leather and any flesh, gun barrels, sword blades & spear tips) with a coat of Black
Highlight the gloves, breeches, cartridge pouch and belts with a slightly thinned coat of Buff(VMC)
Highlight the hair with an unthinned coat of Bonewhite(VGC)
Highlight the black areas with a coat of Dark Grey(VMC)
Re-paint the gun barrels, sword blades, spear tips and any silver lace/gorgets with a coat of Chainmail Silver(VGC)
Re-paint the sword hilts, scabbard tips and any gold lace/gorgets with a coat of Glorious Gold(VGC)
Highlight the skin with a slightly thinned coat of Flat Flesh(VMC)
Blackline with a 1:1 mix of Black Paint:Ink
Airbrush the whole mini with a 1:1 mix of Matt Varnish(V):Airbrush Thinner(V)

As always if you would like a closer look at any pictures above, click on them. If you have any comments or would like to ask me questions or provide feedback, please fill in the comments box below (this will be moderated before being published on this blog).

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