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Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP12 Oct 2017 5:17 a.m. PST

28mm 1806 Prussians



18CTEXAN12 Oct 2017 6:18 a.m. PST

Gunfreak, Great job! I love the 1806 uniforms and your rendition!
Cheers from Texas

rob polymathsw12 Oct 2017 7:19 a.m. PST

The bold painting is really nice, good job!

I agree with the red gun straps, very striking and really work with the figures.

wrgmr112 Oct 2017 8:11 a.m. PST

Lovely work GF!
The blue is a tad light for my taste, but they look great!

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP12 Oct 2017 8:38 a.m. PST

Yeah I know it's to light(is is my French Blue and Russian Green)
But I honestly don't know how to bring out much detail if I keep it darker, I did toy with the idea of not using the 4th highlight. but I'm unsure if it would just look black

I'll try with just 3 shades on the Grenadiers.

Art12 Oct 2017 8:52 a.m. PST

G'Day Truls

One suggestion…with dark blue, I dry-brush just a bit of white…Works on the French.

But I am certain there are those who know better than I…who can really give you advise.

Best Regards

HappyHussar12 Oct 2017 9:16 a.m. PST

Ty for the tip (brush pun), Art! I had never thought of using a white highlight. Seems like white is so hard to get to set on dark colors.

The day I discovered "washes" was the day my painting changed for the (much) better. Usually used black but brown was good too for earthy tone colored uniforms.

Art12 Oct 2017 9:44 a.m. PST

G'Day Bill

If you dry brush just a fraction of white on dark blue…

Almost to the point it is actually dry…it gives it a slightly weathered look…

I wonder…am I the last of the dry brush painters ;-)

But I cant say that is old school…old school is gloss ;-)

Best Regards

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP12 Oct 2017 3:55 p.m. PST

Nicely done! Not an army that gets enough table time

bruntonboy15 Oct 2017 1:40 a.m. PST

Gloss is good!

One day fashions will change and we will all laugh at the matt finish dull models again.

Art15 Oct 2017 1:53 a.m. PST

G'Day bruntonboy,

Then you remember well the first time you saw the cover of "Napoleonic wargaming" by Charles Grant…then opened the book and saw those brilliant pictures of his army in gloss ;-)

I remember trying to paint my figures in gloss…then one day I learned that gloss was through…so I had to remove the gloss to go matt ;-)

Best regards

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