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von Winterfeldt11 Oct 2017 3:56 a.m. PST

here the grenadiers of the 32e demi Brigade in the 1801 campaing, lovely Perrys miniatures – 28 mm

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Artilleryman11 Oct 2017 4:18 a.m. PST

Wonderful painting. The technique reminds me of the classic flats from Germany. How do you do it Mein Herr?

von Winterfeldt11 Oct 2017 4:22 a.m. PST

acrylics and artist water colours – nothing special.
I did paint flats – a very long time ago – with oils.

Durban Gamer11 Oct 2017 4:38 a.m. PST

Aren't water colours too watery and translucent for miniatures? Interested to know how you use them?

Extrabio1947 Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2017 4:38 a.m. PST

Exquisite, Winterfeldt. You wield an extremely talented brush.


von Winterfeldt11 Oct 2017 4:43 a.m. PST

artist water colours are great, I use them as a sort of glaze, I prime my figures with acrylics – white, then I wash them with a deep strong violet (acrylic artist paints), then I paint on – block painting with acrlylics again – lets say like here a very light crimson – I leave the dark shades, those are not overpainted – after that I brush on the artist water colour with an acrylic flow aid, it shadows the miniature itself, in case, I like to use a wet brush just to lift off a bit of the artist water colour where I like a bit more highlight, done.

This doesn't work for all paints, like white – but for dark paint, easy – quick and good results.

As for the plumes, I just highlightened with an bright red artist water colour as well, very nice pigments.

The only weak point – one has to varnish to protect the water colour.

de Ligne Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Oct 2017 4:47 a.m. PST

Superb work. I especially like the shade of red.

18CTEXAN11 Oct 2017 5:57 a.m. PST

WOW! "vW" you are definitely an "artist"!
Cheers from Texas

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2017 6:53 a.m. PST

Good work. I'm jealous.

rob polymathsw11 Oct 2017 7:25 a.m. PST

Really nice, great colours and lovely movement there. Gosh, Perry sculpts really are nice.

von Winterfeldt11 Oct 2017 7:47 a.m. PST

yes indeed I applaud their efforts to show good loading poses, like that one pouring the cartridge into the barrel, refreshing to see that some sculptors don't copy silly old trendy wrong poses but do great research.

Col Blancard11 Oct 2017 8:12 a.m. PST

Beautiful! I contemplate painting some of those, and after seeing this I am even more tempted. But I fear not being able to find anyone at the club ready to embark on such project (ie to paint the Brits).

von Winterfeldt11 Oct 2017 9:14 a.m. PST

the Perrys do a very very attractive "British" line – with a lot of colourfull and exotic units, I started to paint British Light Dragoons on Foot service with muskets.
Otherwise units like Hompesch Legion or Cylonese infantry, etc. , etc.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2017 9:28 a.m. PST

I know what Artilleryman meant about reminding of flats. The skill there is to create a 3D effect solely with paint.

How clever then to come up with this technique you have described to shade and highlight. I have mixed success with simple washes over acrylic…very much depends on the colours.

These are almost as good as your early cuirassiers in the bicornes and long tailed coats. But those cavalry are unbeatable still.

Personal logo Il Granatiere Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2017 11:19 a.m. PST

See your work is always a real pleasure. Clear your technique with crimson but I would really like to understand your procedure with white and black.

von Winterfeldt11 Oct 2017 11:44 a.m. PST

with black, the same, for shoes and black leather a slightly bluish grey with acrylics, leave the shadows of the priming, then over it artist water colours paynes grey with a bit of Prussian blue and flow aid, for hats or cloth – instead of a bluish grey a pinkish grey (a bit crimson added) – for water colours ivory black and a bit crimson and flow aid.

for white, different, I am still experimenting

Markconz11 Oct 2017 3:58 p.m. PST

Beautiful work!!

mghFond11 Oct 2017 5:56 p.m. PST

Fabulous work! Can I ask – how much time do you estimate it takes you on average to paint a single figure?

John Baxter11 Oct 2017 6:26 p.m. PST

Wonderful stuff VW

von Winterfeldt11 Oct 2017 10:57 p.m. PST

it took me about 2 weeks (not painting on a daily regime) – the only time consuming parts are the trousers and the faces – the rest is more or less block painting with glazes of artist water colours – including four other figures of the Legion Noire, more to them later.

von Winterfeldt12 Oct 2017 8:27 a.m. PST

I mean 2 weeks for the whole lot as you see it plus another 4 miniatures, not 2 weeks per miniature.

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