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Grelber24 Mar 2018 4:09 p.m. PST

I'm used to painting ancient and medieval figures, which get washes and dry brushing. This transfers pretty well to WWII infantry, but now I'm working on a 28mm artillery piece, with recoil absorbers, lots of holes to save weight, and various dials, cranks, knobs, rivets and other details. Do you just paint the thing a basic color, or do you try to highlight the upper side of the barrel and shade the lower? Do you outline the individual parts in black (or other color) like the straps on a Napoleonic grenadier? Any tips and advice appreciated.


Personal logo Jeff Ewing Supporting Member of TMP24 Mar 2018 4:20 p.m. PST

I do basecoat/wash/basecoat/highlight. Then some mud/dust and pick out any details.

Rich Bliss24 Mar 2018 5:33 p.m. PST

I go basecoat, wash, dry brush dust. Might go a little heavier with th black wash around moving parts and the muzzle.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP25 Mar 2018 6:26 p.m. PST

Much the same – I make a lot of use of washes

Grelber25 Mar 2018 9:49 p.m. PST

Thank you all very much. I had a nice basic color, and pressed ahead, washing and dry brushing the gun. It looks quite acceptable!


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