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Author Topic: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:25/10/2021 TERRAIN:Artillery Earthworks  (Read 19574 times)

Offline DonFabrizio

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Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery:27/09/2021 French Pétard and Walloon dragoons.
« Reply #195 on: October 01, 2021, 09:41:55 AM »
fabulous work on a very interesting period! keep up the good work:)

Offline Bloggard

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Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery:27/09/2021 French Pétard and Walloon dragoons.
« Reply #196 on: October 01, 2021, 11:30:30 AM »
these are so good, with the lovely chiaroscuro effect that must come across so well even at tabletop distance, that it's making  me think I really should give black-undercoating another go, properly , finally.


Never understood it conceptually, and the difficulty of getting good coverage etc, but as most people use it these days, it must be 'me'.

but obviously some get better results with it than others as seen here!

« Last Edit: October 02, 2021, 08:47:32 AM by Bloggard »

Offline Paul Richardson

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Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery:27/09/2021 French Pétard and Walloon dragoons.
« Reply #197 on: October 03, 2021, 11:16:45 AM »
Tremendous work.

Offline chema1986

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Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery:27/09/2021 French Pétard and Walloon dragoons.
« Reply #198 on: October 04, 2021, 08:07:24 AM »
Many thanks guys!!

these are so good, with the lovely chiaroscuro effect that must come across so well even at tabletop distance, that it's making  me think I really should give black-undercoating another go, properly , finally.


Never understood it conceptually, and the difficulty of getting good coverage etc, but as most people use it these days, it must be 'me'.

but obviously some get better results with it than others as seen here!



thanks mate, although I don't use black undercoat nowadays, I use dark grey or dark brown undercoat because I have better coverage and the black outlining is done sometimes manually with thinned black paint or with a dark wash (Citadel).

Offline Bloggard

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Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery:27/09/2021 French Pétard and Walloon dragoons.
« Reply #199 on: October 04, 2021, 08:54:26 AM »
ah, blimey, how interesting!

my one concerted attempt at 'dark' undercoating' was with a dark brown funnily enough. Still found getting coverage very difficult.

your approach achieves a great 'look' anyway.

thinking about going zenithal again - black undercoat - drybrushed white (can't get on with airbrushes).
didn't work when I tried it before, but that was with contrast paints, which didn't mask the grainy nature of the dry-brush well enough.
« Last Edit: October 07, 2021, 09:07:20 AM by Bloggard »

Offline chema1986

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Re: Chema1986 XVIIc. Gallery:25/10/2021 TERRAIN: Artillery Earthworks
« Reply #200 on: October 25, 2021, 09:23:45 AM »
 Hello mates,

I have just updated my blog with this thread:
https://spanishleadpainting.blogspot.com/2021/10/terrain-month-28mm-artillery-position.html?showComment=1635147495666#c5894652180376306918


I read on Twitter that October was indeed #Terraintober, a month in which a wargamer should paint a piece of scenery, so I thought about my half built earthworks that have been laying around for months and started working on that unfinished project (from a long list of unfinished projects!).

So here it is, I just have finished the artillery position from scratch, made of expanded polystyrene, beach sand, wooden stirring sticks /balsa wood and Renedra's plastic gabions. I added Warfare Miniatures  "Chevaux de Frisie" and also some bits from good old Warhammer 6th edition Empire cannon.

It has been a pretty easy project, with just some basic airbrush and drybrush paintjob.





I added also some static grass because the whole thing seemed a littled boring to me, just in earthy brown tones. Also the details here and there break the monotony.



the building was easy and fun, although not as quick as I initially thought, because of the 2 part plastic gabions. I built the artillery position before getting my 3d printed gabions... So next time I build earthworks, I will use my 3D printed gabions and my recently ordered Avanpost positions !



For the sand, I mixed PVA glue with beach sand from my area, and art store cheap brown paint and covered the whole thing (but the gabions and wood!) then just I airbrushed the main colours with Vallejo paints thinned with airbrush thinner (Ammo Mig) and It worked perfectly, the Vallejo Model Color range is fully "airbrushable" I recommend it for terrain and big things.



Here is the finish result with different miniatures just  to give an idea of the size









Cheers

Offline Digits

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Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:25/10/2021 TERRAIN:Artillery Earthworks
« Reply #201 on: October 25, 2021, 09:32:10 AM »
That looks SUPERB!    Great terrain piece fella.
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Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:25/10/2021 TERRAIN:Artillery Earthworks
« Reply #202 on: October 25, 2021, 12:51:48 PM »
Brilliant piece of terrain.
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Offline AdamPHayes

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Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:25/10/2021 TERRAIN:Artillery Earthworks
« Reply #203 on: October 25, 2021, 06:25:47 PM »
Great job!

Offline Paul Richardson

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Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:25/10/2021 TERRAIN:Artillery Earthworks
« Reply #204 on: October 26, 2021, 07:37:54 AM »
Excellent

Offline chema1986

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Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:25/10/2021 TERRAIN:Artillery Earthworks
« Reply #205 on: October 26, 2021, 09:07:35 AM »
Many thanks guys!  :-*

Offline Friends of General Haig

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Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:25/10/2021 TERRAIN:Artillery Earthworks
« Reply #206 on: October 27, 2021, 11:28:01 AM »
Superb looking artillery position 👍

(Also a good reminder that I also have that Avanpost artillery position in the stash 🤔!)

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Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:25/10/2021 TERRAIN:Artillery Earthworks
« Reply #207 on: October 27, 2021, 12:05:34 PM »
Lovely  :)

Offline chema1986

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Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:25/10/2021 TERRAIN:Artillery Earthworks
« Reply #208 on: October 28, 2021, 08:04:15 AM »
Superb looking artillery position 👍

(Also a good reminder that I also have that Avanpost artillery position in the stash 🤔!)

Thanks Sir! I hope to see yours here soon ;)

Lovely  :)

Thanks TerrainMaster!

Offline bluewillow

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Re: Chema1986 XVIIc.Gallery:25/10/2021 TERRAIN:Artillery Earthworks
« Reply #209 on: November 01, 2021, 07:19:02 PM »
Fabulous terrain piece

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