Friday, 22 February 2013

10mm ACW WIP

Here are some pictures of my first ACW 10mm.  They are Pendraken minis are great to paint.
They are obviously a WIP as I have no basing materials here in Kabul.

The figures themselves are really lovely sculpts and paint up very well.  I have not gone made on the paint detail, I don't think it is necessary.

They were sprayed Army Painter Army Grey, then dry brushed with a light grey all over.  Details were picked out in various colours bringing out hats, blanket rolls, straps and pouches.  Weapons were painted and chestnut brown and gunmetal silver, flesh is GW Dwarf Flesh, not for any other reason than that is what I have.

Once dry the models were covered with Army Painted Dark Tone wash.  The wash was applied with a large brush.  I think the wash really brings out the detail and overall produces a good look for not a lot of effort.

I can paint a unit of 24 figures in about 3 hours, not including base spray and wash, which I normally do the day before and the day after painting, respectively.
Painted but not washed, looking flat with just block paint work

First unit finished

Second unit

Close up, see how the wash brings out the detail

Close up under a different light, see that the wash does not make them look dirty.
 Once the figures have been based the bases will be sprayed with a matt varnish to seal them and reduce the shine.

More pictures to come once completed, I have also done another two units since these were finished, so 4 down probably another 12 to do!

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