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Author Topic: Empress Miniatures 28mm late war British (update 19 May)  (Read 2029 times)

Offline Truscott Trotter

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Re: Empress Miniatures 28mm late war British (update 19 May)
« Reply #15 on: May 22, 2020, 12:05:58 AM »
yup any shade of brown leather depending on age and usage, but making it look like leather (rather than brown cloth) is actually quite hard - I haven't mastered it yet but I have seen those that have.

Online Shahbahraz

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Re: Empress Miniatures 28mm late war British (update 19 May)
« Reply #16 on: May 23, 2020, 07:00:40 PM »
I accidentally managed to do what I thought was quite a good leather look, and it was a base colour, a brown wash and then quite high contrast highlights but very 'sharp' as in small and straight lines, which makes it look 'shiny'.

I dare say places like CMON and others will have brilliant tutorials, but that was what worked for me.
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Offline Rick F

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Re: Empress Miniatures 28mm late war British (update 19 May)
« Reply #17 on: May 23, 2020, 08:48:12 PM »
When I'm doing units and not leaders etc a mahoganyish base coat and wash is plenty for me. But you're right, a large leather garment is far harder to make look realistic compared to thin straps etc

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Re: Empress Miniatures 28mm late war British (update 19 May)
« Reply #18 on: May 24, 2020, 04:30:06 PM »
I reckon they look great and I am very envious of your painting eyes. I have basically given up as I always get them wonky.

Offline Rick F

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Re: Empress Miniatures 28mm late war British (update 19 May)
« Reply #19 on: May 24, 2020, 05:54:54 PM »
I reckon they look great and I am very envious of your painting eyes. I have basically given up as I always get them wonky.
Thank you, I've recently changed my method. I used to do the eyes first, white line then a thin black vertical line and base coat flesh around. Now they're the very last thing on the figure, black dot (if I'm feeling adventurous, a blue grey dot with a black dot, like the Richard I figure on the medieval board) then with the smallest brush a tiny white spot either side.

Offline Truscott Trotter

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Re: Empress Miniatures 28mm late war British (update 19 May)
« Reply #20 on: May 25, 2020, 11:43:33 PM »
Yes nice work on the eyes but where the braiding round the rank chevrons?  lol

Offline Rick F

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Re: Empress Miniatures 28mm late war British (update 19 May)
« Reply #21 on: May 26, 2020, 08:09:00 AM »
Yes nice work on the eyes but where the braiding round the rank chevrons?  lol
o_o lol

Offline LordSpode1879

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Re: Empress Miniatures 28mm late war British (update 19 May)
« Reply #22 on: May 26, 2020, 09:18:19 AM »
Superb job!
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Offline Ash

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Re: Empress Miniatures 28mm late war British (update 19 May)
« Reply #23 on: May 27, 2020, 10:40:09 AM »
One of my favorite range of figures, great painting.
What colour are you using for the wood on your Enfields? Mine always look too dark, you've got a really nice warm tone, really looks the part.

Offline Rick F

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Re: Empress Miniatures 28mm late war British (update 19 May)
« Reply #24 on: May 27, 2020, 03:52:59 PM »
One of my favorite range of figures, great painting.
What colour are you using for the wood on your Enfields? Mine always look too dark, you've got a really nice warm tone, really looks the part.
Thank you very much, yes I love all Paul Hicks' work.
For the wood I use the process described in Painting War issue 3, it's all done with washes. Vallejo Dark Sand undercoat, then Citadel washes, Sepia, Earthshade, Fleshshade, Sepia, Flesh, Sepia. Sounds a faff but it's not, they dry quite quickly and you can vary the amount to get different shades.

 

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