Monday, 8 June 2009

March of the Austrians (2)

Step 6: Just a quick update to let you know that I have painted all the white on the Austrians, as you can imagine that's a lot of white! Now this colour is done they are well on their way to completion. I won't give a step by step for this bit as its pretty obvious what I have done from the pictures. However I will suggest to anyone thinking of doing big batches of 6mm is to break the painting down into separate stages and bruch strokes, then just focus on getting these done one at a time as it can be quite daunting to paint 216 figures in one go. However the knowledge that once these are done I will have 12 battalions completed; enough for a reasonable game keeps me going.


Next I will do the cuffs, collars and turnbacks in the colours of Reuss-Greitz's regiment no 55 and Czatoryski's no 9. These are light blue and green. Next update soon (hopefully).

T.

2 comments:

  1. Great stuff as usual. So when you make mistakes (you DO make the odd mistake, right?) what do you use to correct your black lines?

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  2. As long as you keep the viscocity of the paint on the thick side the sculpts are quite helpful in allowing you to pick out the detail. When I do make mistakes I have a splotch of black paint on my wet pallet to neaten it up.

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