Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Red Dawn

This is another interesting case of rapidly changing color palettes.  Not by choice... I had to use an entirely different set of colors to create the same effects because I didn't have the usual colors at hand.

I fact, I think I have used at least 4 very different combinations on all of these Red Box Games figures, including for the snow, bases, etc.

The approaches have also been radically different.  Initially, I was mixing Reaper liner paints with Vallejo pale grey wash.  Situations changed, and I ended up mixing a seafoam green with combinations of Reaper brown and blue liner.

That changed again, and I used a sky blue in combination with midnight blue and an ivory color.

Since the heart of all these different combinations if founded in the Shaded Basecoat, I can keep all these massively different approaches to the same series of figures looking the same.

After all, the Shaded Basecoat technique was originally created to paint my armies!

Fire Control

We return to the realm of the tiniest of tiny things!  Here's another 75mm artillery piece with its crew.

All of the various gun stands were treated with 3 basic methods of basing... rubble, dug in, and on hills.  This piece has the roundel, and I thought it was more appropriate to have this one on a prominence of some sort.

The 75mm guns were the most challenging to base, since I had to worry about the limber as well as the crew!

That's another reason why I went with this kind of basing technique, as it made it easier to squeeze all of those elements together.

This shot gives you a sense of just how tiny this all is!!

I can't wait to get the last few stands of this battery completed, along with the command and observer stands.  That should be quite a fun grouping!  Stay tuned...