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Author Topic: The Germans c.1885-1894...East Africa (update 16MAY16)  (Read 5050 times)

Online Marine0846

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Re: The Germans c.1885-1894...East Africa (update 02MAY16)
« Reply #15 on: May 02, 2016, 07:42:03 AM »
Love your painting on the DOAG askaris.
Of my many Dark Africa figures,
some of my favorite to paint.
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Offline chicklewis

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Re: The Germans c.1885-1894...East Africa (update 02MAY16)
« Reply #16 on: May 03, 2016, 01:33:13 AM »
"The pic was annotated Maxim on carriage and does bear a close resemblance to the pic of a maxim on a carriage below...so it's close for sure...it's hard to really tell the difference..."

I guess everyone is right.  Look at the relative sizes of the ejection port to the body of the weapon.  That is WAY bigger than a 0.030" diameter round.   But that probably 37mm weapon is apparently built by MAXIM and IS a "machine gun". 

Sorry for adding confusion, but I still love your painting. 
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Offline Happy Wanderer

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Re: The Germans c.1885-1894...East Africa (update 02MAY16)
« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2016, 02:39:00 PM »

Gents,

In this post we take a look at the White Man Explorers. The post describes their use in Rifles & Spears and a few pics of recently finished figures.

Cheers

Happy Wanderer

http://wp.me/p1YrZG-Ih


Offline Globlin

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Re: The Germans c.1885-1894...East Africa (update 16MAY16)
« Reply #18 on: May 18, 2016, 10:16:59 PM »
Some lovely rich colours on these models. I'd be interested in what your method is for painting the skin on the Africans. I've got some askaris sat in my painting queue and this will be the first time I've attempted a darker skin tone.
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Offline Metternich

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Re: The Germans c.1885-1894...East Africa (update 16MAY16)
« Reply #19 on: May 19, 2016, 01:07:51 AM »
The explorers are excellent.

Offline Happy Wanderer

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Re: The Germans c.1885-1894...East Africa (update 16MAY16)
« Reply #20 on: May 19, 2016, 01:36:51 AM »
Thanks chaps,

Globlin, I did a post on painting the Masai which describes my style. It'd probably be easier to read that as it most likely answers a number of questions you're interested in.

https://agrabbagofgames.wordpress.com/2016/02/28/masai-iii/

The key was that there really isn't anything too fancy. A base coat of Brown, army painter Strong dip and then highlight based on the figure and effect the dip produces...more art than science

...usually a highlight of the base color and then a Color tone lighter...be it the Foundry standard Colors or sometimes a bit of a mix of the base coat and highlight...really depends on how it looks to your eye and how much you can be bothered to go back and do the highlight.

Cheers

Happy W
« Last Edit: May 19, 2016, 09:33:28 AM by Happy Wanderer »

Offline Globlin

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Re: The Germans c.1885-1894...East Africa (update 16MAY16)
« Reply #21 on: May 19, 2016, 09:31:39 AM »
Thanks H Wanderer, most enlightening. I have been reading through your blog, but hadn't got to that post yet.

It may be a simple method, but it certainly delivers some nice results!

 

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