Friday, 13 February 2015

LoA 10s #2 - Austro/Swab/Franco/Sax Infantry - WIP 43h 00m

Hi All,

As predicted the LoA Infantry are completed and in 43 hours(about 6 normal working days), not bad I'd say. If only I could work normal hours ;)

As for today, I completed all the blacklining, painted the white lace areas and applied a coat of matt varnish.

Below is an updated painting guide which has morphed into a generic guide for the period's infantry. I will work on a similar guide for the cavalry next week; before starting work on the LoA cavalry.

League of Augsburg Infantry
Clean the miniatures, attach to temporary bases
Superglue any pikes to hands & feet
Apply an undercoat to the minis with the airbrush using a 2:1 mix of Black Surface Primer(V):Airbrush Thinner(V)
Following the chart below, airbrush the minis first from a 45 degree angle (shade) & then from a 33 degree angle (highlight), use these colours for facings/breeches/stockings etc.

45 Degrees
33 Degrees
White (including lace & Officer’s sash)
Heavy Bluegrey(VGC)
White/Blue Grey
Steel Blue(VGC)
White/Pearl Grey
German Camo. Beige(VMC)
Off White(VMC)
Dark Grey(VMC)
Light Grey(VMC)
Light Blue
Deep Sky Blue(VMC)
Sky Blue
Mid Blue
Dark Prussian Blue(VMC)
Red (including lace)
Heavy Red(VGC)
Flat Red(VMC)
Yellow (including lace)
Heavy Goldbrown(VGC)
1:1 Heavy Goldbrown(VGC):
Hot Orange(VGC)
Orange Fire(VGC)
Dark Green(VGC)
Sick Green(VGC)
Mid Green
Heavy Green(VGC)
Heavy Grey(VGC)
Dark Green
Heavy Black Green(VGC):Black(VGC)
Heavy Black Green(VGC)
Hexed Litchen(VGC)
Warlock Purple(C)

Apply a 1:1 mix of Gloss Varnish(V):Airbrush Thinner(V)
Paint the Grenadier caps, muskets (including stand), 12 apostles, flagpoles, pikes, drumsticks & spears with a slightly thinned coat of Heavy Sienna(VGC)
Paint the facing/clothing inc. stockings, breeches, cuffs, collars & officers reverse colours (see above chart)
Paint the skin, hair, gloves, cartridge pouch, belts, drum skins, highlight the flagpoles, pikes, drumsticks, muskets & spears (including buff leather) with a slightly thinned coat of Heavy Brown(VGC)
Highlight the gloves, cartridge pouch & belts (including buff leather) with a slightly thinned coat of Buff(VMC)
Highlight the skin with a slightly thinned coat of Flat Flesh(VMC)
Highlight the hair with an unthinned coat of Bonewhite(VGC)
Highlight the Grenadier caps, 12 apostles with an unthinned overbrush of Zandri Dust(C)
Paint the black areas (clothing, cuffs, hat, scabbard(inc. hilt), boots, gun barrels, sword blades & spear/pike tips), blackline the cuffs/lace with a coat of Black
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)
Blackline with a 1:1 mix of Black Paint:Ink
Highlight the white lace with White
Airbrush the whole mini with a 1:1 mix of Matt Varnish(V):Airbrush Thinner(V)


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