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Carolina and the old witches (pierrebi) vs. Thirty Years War Commanders (Captain Blood)

Carolina and the old witches (pierrebi)
10 (3.5%)
Thirty Years War Commanders (Captain Blood)
273 (96.5%)

Total Members Voted: 278

Voting closed: April 05, 2010, 12:36:49 AM

Author Topic: Round 6 - Carolina and the old witches vs. Thirty Years War Commanders  (Read 10453 times)

Offline Rob_bresnen

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Re: Round 6 - Carolina and the old witches vs. Thirty Years War Commanders
« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2010, 09:47:42 PM »
I love the colours on the soldiers, but are they realistic? They look too vibrant and synthetic to me. And would they have been wearing purple?

That said, if you were not trying to paint historically realistic, but rather wanted an unique, bueatifully painted and visually stunning army, then fair play, you did a good job!  :o
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Offline theoldschool

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Re: Round 6 - Carolina and the old witches vs. Thirty Years War Commanders
« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2010, 10:07:28 PM »
Tough luck Pierrebi, don't be too hard on yourself there are very few that can match the Captain's work.

Richard: These are absolutely stunning (as always). I have no idea how you manage to get the colours to work that way. I wish I had your confidence, believe me I've tried but I just don't have the nerve to go for that level of contrast.

One question, what did you use for the buff coats. You are the only painter I know who gets them spot on, just the right side of yellow.

Pat

Offline Captain Blood

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Re: Round 6 - Carolina and the old witches vs. Thirty Years War Commanders
« Reply #17 on: March 29, 2010, 11:18:06 PM »
If you were not trying to paint historically realistic, but rather wanted an unique, bueatifully painted and visually stunning army, then fair play, you did a good job!  :o

Thanks - that's about the size of it  ;)



One question, what did you use for the buff coats. You are the only painter I know who gets them spot on, just the right side of yellow.


Cheers Pat. I try to vary the colours a bit on the buff coats, but principally I use either GW 'Snakebite leather' or Inscribe acrylic 'Caramel', with a dash of Vallejo 'Deep Yellow' for the coats with more of a yellowy tinge (I don't know if they're right, but a lot of modern re-enactors coats are stained a real yellow). I use a bit of black to darken the mix for the base coat, and a bit of white to lighten it for the highlights. That's it!  ;)

Offline Maksim-Smelchak

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Re: Round 6 - Carolina and the old witches vs. Thirty Years War Commanders
« Reply #18 on: March 30, 2010, 01:56:10 AM »
I love the Baba Yaga mini!
I'm just a happy-go-lucky guy who isn't always so happy or lucky, BUT I try!

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Offline theoldschool

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Re: Round 6 - Carolina and the old witches vs. Thirty Years War Commanders
« Reply #19 on: April 01, 2010, 10:17:08 PM »
Cheers Pat. I try to vary the colours a bit on the buff coats, but principally I use either GW 'Snakebite leather' or Inscribe acrylic 'Caramel', with a dash of Vallejo 'Deep Yellow' for the coats with more of a yellowy tinge (I don't know if they're right, but a lot of modern re-enactors coats are stained a real yellow). I use a bit of black to darken the mix for the base coat, and a bit of white to lighten it for the highlights. That's it!  ;)

Sorry for the late reply, but just got our power back after nearly three days.

Thanks for the info Richard. Oddly enough I had a bottle of the Caramel I bought ages ago to try on bases. Works a treat for the buff leather. I hadn't tried craft paint on figures before, but very pleasantly surprised. Now all I have to do is pluck up the courage to go for the high contrast on the rest of the figure.

Pat

Offline pierrebi

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Re: Round 6 - Carolina and the old witches vs. Thirty Years War Commanders
« Reply #20 on: April 02, 2012, 09:00:03 AM »
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