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07 Jan 2013 12:27 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

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Natholeon07 Jan 2013 12:25 p.m. PST

This was meant to be a crosspost with the Blogs of War board, but I stuffed it up [edit: thanks Mr Editor].
I've just finished painting my trial figures of the Blue Moon Late War Germans and British. I'm not particularly happy with my painting, but I think that I have hit on a good combination of colours, particularly with the Germans.
Pictures and words can be found on my blog:

scomac07 Jan 2013 1:49 p.m. PST

Nice review. Like you, I have found that Gesso obscures too much detail. I will continue to spray on my primer.

corporalpat Inactive Member07 Jan 2013 9:14 p.m. PST

If you are having trouble with Gesso obscuring details, especially on smaller figures, then you are applying it too heavily. I have had the same thing happen with spray primer applied too heavily. You can't just slop Gesso on your miniatures like some sources imply you can. It needs to to be worked in a bit with your brush to conform to the contours of your figure. When used to prime canvass you apply several light coats and work it into the fabric if you want to retain the fabric's texture.

BTW, I think your figures look fine.

John Leahy07 Jan 2013 11:09 p.m. PST

I think your figs are solid wargames standard! I'm not sure that gray uniform (if it is gray) is correct though.



Natholeon07 Jan 2013 11:21 p.m. PST

Thanks guys. I've watered the Gesso down for the next batch, so we'll see how that goes.
John, the grey in the jackets is a bit greener than what it appears in the pictures. In the flesh I think they are as close as I've ever got to the 'correct' uniform colour.

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