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Tango0108 Mar 2017 11:36 a.m. PST

Interesting Napoleonic theme… (smile)



Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP08 Mar 2017 1:31 p.m. PST

Very impressive work! And that "Chasseur's Lady" old Phoenix mini takes me back -- I painted one up as a gift a few years ago, here's my completed take:


Zargon Inactive Member08 Mar 2017 1:46 p.m. PST

There was a time when busbys were all the rage.

Zargon Inactive Member08 Mar 2017 1:58 p.m. PST

BTW piper that skin colour palette is very good, what did you use for it?

Deuce03 Inactive Member08 Mar 2017 2:35 p.m. PST

Is that 28mm? I found the shop selling it and my jaw dropped open when I saw the price. I hope it's in a somewhat larger scale…

Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP08 Mar 2017 3:06 p.m. PST

My Chasseur's Lady figure is 77mm. I had to go to Australia to get her, I recall. Someone there had some of the old Phoenix range moulds and was doing recasts. I want to check out this other company noted above and see what they ae making available now, too; not sure if the Aussie firm is still doing business, or if I could find them again after all this time. Where were you looking, Deuce, if I might ask?

Thanks for the kudos on the fleshtones, which I do take pains with. I'm in a transition period now with many of my mainstay old colors and bottles going extinct after years of careful hoarding. I look for substitutes that I can still buy, so often experiemnt to find the tones I like. Fo this casting I would have used a range of old Armoury flesh colors and also some colors from Delta Ceramcoat craft paints, stating with a base, light color, adding a ruddy wash, then doing more work with highlighting (dry bush) and other, duskier shadings around the eyes and naughty bits, and detailing the eyes, brightening the lips. I probably used a wet bush to achieve some blending and built up the final coat with multiple layers. I definitely put more time into her skin tones than I would for a gaming 25mm fig, but the results were worth it.

Who doesn't appreciate a lady with a big busby?

Or a big feather bonnet and not much else? In a related vein:


Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP08 Mar 2017 3:21 p.m. PST

Hmm, scanner light added a weird yellow tinge to that last one.

Personal logo Jeff Ewing Supporting Member of TMP08 Mar 2017 4:37 p.m. PST

There was a time when busbys were all the rage.
Nowadays it's all garrison caps, with maybe a small hackle for decoration.

Tango0109 Mar 2017 10:02 a.m. PST

Glad you enjoye the link boys! (smile)


Personal logo capncarp Supporting Member of TMP20 Mar 2017 11:26 a.m. PST

piper909 quoth:
" I probably used a wet bush to achieve some blending and built up the final coat with multiple layers."

I never before knew just how many ways a wet bush could be useful before. And here's a brand new one! I'll have to try that, as soon as I can get the cooperation of the owner of one to apply it to painting miniatures. Could take quite a bit of convincing, though….

HobbyDr21 Mar 2017 5:21 a.m. PST

With the trend in bushes today, you may find that only detail bushes are available.


Personal logo capncarp Supporting Member of TMP21 Mar 2017 3:34 p.m. PST

I've heard that some imported bushes are quite fulsome and thick.

Deuce03 Inactive Member01 Apr 2017 5:21 p.m. PST

Piper909, I think it was here that I found them link

It appears they are 77mm or thereabouts, yeah.

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