Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Dutch Infantry (1) - WIP 12h 30m

Hi All,

Heat has had its impact today, both on me physically & on the paint I'm using. However, work continues & I managed to complete all the flesh areas & put a sizeable dint into the black areas also. 

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Monday, 29 June 2015

Dutch Infantry (1) - WIP 9h 15m

Hi All,

Today I completed all the Heavy Brown (VGC) areas. Nuff said!

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Friday, 26 June 2015

Dutch Infantry (1) - WIP 6h 30m

Hi All,

I got stuck into the first Dutch Infantry group today. I managed to paint their faces, hair & wood areas.

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Thursday, 25 June 2015

Dutch Infantry (1) - WIP 2h 30m, Dutch Infantry (2) - WIP 2h 30m & Mini Packing

Hi All,

After an extended night completing a YouTube vid, I had to have a shorter day today. The vid explains how I package minis before postage. Its my attempt to educate & therefore remove unnecessary damage caused by inadequate packaging :). To watch it click on this VIDEO link.

In terms of today's work, I completed the airbrushed basecoats on the second group of Dutch Infantry.  These included one black, two dark blue, three yellow & a mass of red. I can now split these as planned into two groups (along regimental lines) & start painting tomorrow.

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Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Dutch Infantry (1) - WIP 2h 30m, Dutch Infantry (2) - WIP 0h 30m & Arabised Vikings - Completed 20h 30m

Hi All,

Lots to get through (as well as pics).

Last night I completed work on the Arabised Vikings (lots of pics of them below). These, along with the Irish 'turncoat' infantry were deployed in the post today. For me this means that I can complete the second of a two part YouTube video set. These look at how to paint Normans & dark are minis generally; below is a painting guide to help with this.

Additionally I can now concentrate my efforts on the 10mm Dutch infantry. Today I airbrushed the first groups bases brown & the second group received their undercoat. My intention is to complete the airbrushing on group two tomorrow. I will then re-organise the two groups into regiments 1-8, 9-16, with a commander each; thus giving me two wholly equal groups to paint.

I've made some changes in the way I take my pics, as I'm finding the photo booth too large to keep constantly assembled. Therefore I've started taking pics on my painting desk. There are still a few shadows in the pics, but otherwise I'm happy with the way they turned out, especially the colours which look great.

Now lets have a look at this Dark Age painting guide. This is based on some research into the various dyes which would have been available at the time. Please watch my VIDEO! to learn more.

  Dark Age Warriors’ Colours
1.    Clean-up & wash the miniatures, attach to bases
2.    Apply an undercoat with the airbrush using a 2:1 mix of Black Surface Primer (V):Airbrush Thinner (V)
3.    Drybrush/paint any metallic areas first (as these tend to be messiest)
4.    Follow the chart below, matching the commonality of the cloth colours to the minis.

Basecoat
Wash
1st Highlight
2nd Highlight
Universal Colours
Steel/Chainmail – Gunmetal Metal

Nuln Oil (C)
Chainmail Silver (VGC)
Silver (VGC)
Brown Leather –
German Cam. Med. Brown (VMC)
Nuln Oil (C)
German Cam.
Med. Brown (VMC)
German Cam. Beige (VMC)
Dark Brown Hair - Dryad Bark (C)

Nuln Oil (C)
Dryad Bark (C)
Chocolate Brown (VMC)
Grey Hair - Heavy Bluegrey (VGC)

Nuln Oil (C)
Heavy Bluegrey (VGC)
Light Grey (VMC)
Black Hair - Luftwaffe Uniform (VMC)

Nuln Oil (C)
Luftwaffe Uniform (VMC)
1:1 Luftwaffe Uniform (VMC):
Light Grey(VMC)
Red Leather - Woodgrain (VMC)

Nuln Oil (C)
Orange Brown (VMC)
Dark Sand (VMC)
Dark Brown Leather/Fur -
Chocolate Brown (VMC)
Smoke (VMC)
Flat Earth (VMC)
Dark Sand (VMC)
Dark Brown Wood -
German Cam. Med. Brown (VMC)
Smoke (VMC)
German Cam.
Med. Brown (VMC)
US Field Drab (VMC)
Grey Fur – See Neutral Grey (VMC)




Dark Red Wood - Heavy Sienna (VGC)

Woodgrain (VMC)
Mahogany Brown (VMC)
Orange Brown (VMC)
Light (lime) Wood – Rakarth Flesh (C)

Agrax
Earthshade (C)
Rakarth Flesh (C)
1:1 Rakarth Flesh (C):
White (VMC)
Regular Skin - Heavy Skintone (VGC)

Agrax
Earthshade(C)
Medium Fleshtone (VMC)
Flat Flesh (VMC)
Blonde Hair – Rakarth Flesh (C)

Agrax
Earthshade(C)
Ivory (VMC)
1:1 Ivory (VMC):White(VMC)
Mousy Hair - Steel Legion Drab (C)

Agrax
Earthshade(C)
Dark Sand (VMC)
Ivory (VMC)
Pale Skin – Basic Skintone (VMC)

Cork Brown (VMC)
Basic Skintone (VMC)
Light Flesh (VMC)
Ruddy Skin - Bugman’s Glow (C)

3:1 Thinner:
Sepia Ink (VGC)
Tallarn Flesh (C)
1:1 Tallarn Flesh(C):
Pale Flesh(VGC)
Light Ginger Hair -
Scrofulous Brown (VGC)
1:1 Thinner:
Sepia Ink (VGC)
Scrofulous Brown (VGC)
Filthy Brown (VGC)
Dark Ginger Hair -
Dark Fleshtone (VGC)
1:1 Thinner:
Sepia Ink (VGC)
Dark Fleshtone (VGC)
Parasite Brown (VGC)
Light Leather –
Japan Uniform WWII (VMC)
1:1 Thinner:
Sepia Ink (VGC)
Dark Sand (VMC)
3:1 Thinner:
Sepia Ink (VGC) Wash
Common Colours 60%
Neutral Grey (VMC)
Nuln Oil (C)
Neutral Grey (VMC)
Light Grey (VMC)
Ivory (VMC)
Agrax
Earthshade (C)
Ivory (VMC)
1:1 Ivory (VMC):
White(VMC)
Pallid Wych Flesh(C)
Agrax
Earthshade (C)
Pallid Wych Flesh (C)
Pallid Wych Flesh(C):
White(VMC)
German Camo. Beige (VMC)
Agrax
Earthshade (C)
German Camo
Beige (VMC)
Dark Sand (VMC)
Heavy Brown (VGC)
Agrax
Earthshade (C)
Heavy Brown (VGC)
Zandri Dust (C)
Heavy Goldbrown (VGC)
3:1 Thinner:
Sepia Ink(VGC)
Heavy Goldbrown (VGC)
1:1 Heavy Goldbrown (VGC):
Dark Sand (VMC)
Uncommon Colours 30%
Heavy Charcoal (VGC)
Nuln Oil (C)
Heavy Charcoal (VGC)
Neutral Grey (VMC)
Heavy Green (VGC)
Nuln Oil (C)
Heavy Green (VGC)
Heavy Grey (VGC)
Pale Yellow (VGC)
3:1 Thinner:
Sepia Ink (VGC)
Pale Yellow (VGC)
1:1 Pale Yellow (VGC):
White (VMC)
Iyanden Darksun (C)
3:1 Thinner:
Sepia Ink (VGC)
Iyanden Darksun (C)
1:1 Iyanden Darksun(C):
White (VMC)
Flat Earth (VMC)
1:1 Thinner:
Sepia Ink (VGC)
Flat Earth (VMC)
US Field Drab (VMC)
Heavy Grey (VGC)
Agrax
Earthshade (C)
Heavy Grey (VGC)
Heavy Khaki (VGC)
Sombre Grey (VGC)
Agrax
Earthshade (C)
Sombre Grey (VGC)
1:1 Sombre Grey (VGC):
Fenrisian Grey(C)
Fenrisian Grey (C)
Agrax
Earthshade (C)
Fenrisian Grey (C)
1:1 Fenrisian Grey(C):
White (VMC)
Dead Flesh (VGC)
3:1 Thinner:
Green Ink (VGC)
Dead Flesh (VGC)
1:1 Dead Flesh (VGC):
White (VMC)
Heavy Blue (VGC)
1:1 Thinner:
Blue Ink (VGC)
Ultramarine (VMC)
1:1 Ultramarine (VMC):
Magic Blue (VGC)
Rare Colours 10%
Wolf Grey (VGC) - White
3:1 Thinner:
Blue Ink (VGC)
Wolf Grey (VGC)
White(VMC)
Lothern Blue (C)
3:1 Thinner:
Blue Ink (VGC)
Lothern Blue (C)
1:1 Lothern Blue (C):
Wolf Grey (VGC)
Hawk Turquoise (C)
2:1:1 Thinner:
Blue (VGC):
Black Green Ink (VGC)
Hawk Turquoise (C)
1:1 Hawk Turquoise (C):
Ice Blue (C)
Warlord Purple (VGC)
1:1 Thinner:
Leviathan Purple (C)
Warlord Purple (VGC)
1:1 Warlord Purple (VGC):
Squid Pink (VGC)
Heavy Violet (VGC)
Leviathan
Purple (C)
Heavy Violet (VGC)
1:1 Heavy Violet (VGC):
Squid Pink (VGC)
Salmon Rose (VMC)
Dark Red (VMC)
Salmon Rose (VMC)
1:1 Salmon Rose (VMC):
Light Flesh (VMC)
Brown Rose (VMC)
Dark Red (VMC)
Brown Rose (VMC)
Salmon Rose (VMC)
Terracotta (VGC)
Agrax
Earthshade (C)
Terracotta (VGC)
Red (VMC)
Heavy Red (VGC)
Agrax
Earthshade (C)
Heavy Red (VGC)
Flat Red (VMC)
Khorne Red (C)
Baal Red (C)
Khorne Red (C)
Mephiston Red (C)
Gold Yellow (VGC)
Casandora
Yellow (C)
Sun Yellow (VGC)
Moon Yellow (VGC)
Macharius Solar Orange (C)
3:1 Thinner:
Skin Wash Ink (VGC)
Orange Fire (VGC)
1:1 Orange Fire (VGC):
Pale Yellow (VGC)


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