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Offline Mindenbrush

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Painting chequered horse comparison
« on: March 04, 2021, 08:00:16 PM »
I used an old technique of marking the chequered pattern by initially marking it out with a pencil, but rather than draw it freehand I cut a thin piece of paper and marked it out in 5mm segments.

Prior to working on the lines, I painted the whole barding in the lighter base colour, in this case a light grey.

I drew a line down the back of the neck and body to give me a centre-line to work from.
I then placed one end of the paper on the centre-line to mark out the horizontal and vertical lines. When you get round to the neck area I extended the lines up from the shoulder area and tapered them to the back of the horse's head.
The head was then marked out.

I then used a Micron 005 pen to define the lines and overpainted any errors with the base coat.

Once I was happy with the pattern, I blocked in the alternate squares with black - make sure you start from the centre-line and work out from there to the bottom edge otherwise you can end up with a mismatch when you get to the opposite side.

Then paint in the required colours.

For the shield patterns,  I measured the size of the shield and placed it on a gridded piece of paper and used that to mark off the lines.
Wargamers do it on a table.
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Offline fred

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Re: Painting chequered horse comparison
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2021, 08:29:32 PM »
That has come out very well, and it seems using a nice simple and practical technique


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