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Offline Ash

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Empress modern British 28mm
« on: April 26, 2013, 03:52:03 PM »
Not painted any minis other than 40k until I came across Empress miniatures at Salute a couple of years ago. I picked up a couple of packs of their modern British Infantry, an insane level of detail, even down to Nexus clips on pouches; you can practically see the stitching on the uniforms!
I finally dug them out of my bits box about a year ago and had a go at Multi Terrain Pattern camouflage. I think the overall result is a bit on the dark side, probably closer to the colours it would go after a good soaking. They were great fun to do and I picked up another couple of packs at Salute '13, including the downed pilots, one of whom will no doubt end up with Ginger'ish hair. Hopefully the next batch will end up lighter . . .



« Last Edit: April 26, 2013, 09:59:35 PM by Ash »

Online Earther

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Re: Empress modern British 28mm
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2013, 03:55:22 PM »
My God! Those are spectacular! :o

Well done sir, well done.

Offline Ash

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Re: Empress modern British 28mm
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2013, 04:09:53 PM »
Thanks Earther, glad you like them.
 I just realised I posted the 'not quite done' pictures. I went back and added more green, these were the finished pics. Still lacking that sun bleached look, I suppose a light dry brush all over with a light khaki might sort them out, I'll see how the next lot turn out and maybe tweak them a bit:

Colours used were all Vallejo: Dark sand, Buff, Russian Uniform, English Uniform, Reflective green, German Cam. Black/Brown + flesh tones.

















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Re: Empress modern British 28mm
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2013, 04:14:37 PM »
Wow. Even better!

Thanks for the colour list too. Very helpful.

Offline Lowtardog

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Re: Empress modern British 28mm
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2013, 05:03:28 PM »
Striking work, in complete awe over these :-*

Offline capt.carson

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Re: Empress modern British 28mm
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2013, 09:16:42 PM »
Love the ballistic glasses.
sotb

Offline dsmith

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Re: Empress modern British 28mm
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2013, 10:40:40 PM »
awesome job have to say i am stealing your glasses look for my brits .... lol kidding aside very nice job! D

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Re: Empress modern British 28mm
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2013, 02:12:36 AM »
Super painting.
Love them.
Semper Fi, Mac

Offline Dave C

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Re: Empress modern British 28mm
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2013, 04:48:04 AM »
Wow! 11 out of 10...

Offline Paul @ Empress Miniatures

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Re: Empress modern British 28mm
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2013, 07:41:48 AM »
 :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

Offline Brummie

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Re: Empress modern British 28mm
« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2013, 08:04:30 AM »
Brilliant!!
Absolutely spot on m8, I've always found MCU (is it MCU?? I can't remember) to be a total pain in the behind to do, I've been trying to do my 20mm Brits/U.S in it for ages and I can honestly say its a killer.

Extremely well done.

Offline Ash

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Re: Empress modern British 28mm
« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2013, 09:48:13 AM »
Thanks for all the great feedback & kind comments, much appreciated.

These are the ones I picked up at Salute, hopefully get started on them soon.


Re the yellow ballistic glasses; they were a bit of a fluke.
There was some over brushing from the skin tones that I was just going to paint over but first tried painting on a layer of old Citadel Yellow ink ( that has sat there unused since the early '90's!). Looked OK, three layers and a coat of gloss later they looked like this:




I'm quite happy with the result, as I had no idea what else to use other than maybe some Tamiya clear.

Offline Rob_bresnen

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Re: Empress modern British 28mm
« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2013, 06:56:06 PM »
Very good MTP. But those balistic goggles are fantastic!
Theres more 28mm Superhero Madness at my blog, http://fourcoloursupers.blogspot.com/
And for Ultra-modern Wargaming check out Hotel Zugando at http://ultramoderngaming.blogspot.co.uk/

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Re: Empress modern British 28mm
« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2013, 07:20:37 PM »
These are lovely :-*
We demand more!

Offline gamer Mac

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Re: Empress modern British 28mm
« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2013, 07:25:17 PM »
Stunning paint job :-* :-* :-* :-*

 

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