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Anton Ryzbak09 Sep 2019 10:17 p.m. PST


I have been laboring away at my Lace Wars project for a number of years. I finally pulled all of my posts together into one page on my blog. Take a look if you like link

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP10 Sep 2019 1:55 a.m. PST

Very nice, and an amazing star fort.

surdu200510 Sep 2019 8:44 a.m. PST

Nice paint job. I never seem to get yellow to cover well.

hornblaeser10 Sep 2019 1:38 p.m. PST

I have tried many yellows, and the only one i found working i Andrea Paints.
The same with red, which always come out glossy. Andrea paints has a paint set which really functions and which is matte.
My army has many danish units and red and yellow is very common.

Anton Ryzbak10 Sep 2019 2:46 p.m. PST

The yellow-buff color of the coats is a color from Americana called "Sunflower", the brilliant yellow of the sashes is Cadmium Yellow from Golden Artists Paints. Yellows and reds generally cover poorly but if you work it right that can get shading effects without the extra labor. I find that yellow over a pale buff covers well while red just needs a second coat.

The coats on the figures in the header are Sunflower over a matte white primer followed by a wash of red-brown mixed with Future floor wax. This same wash goes over the reds and faces too.

I varnish and them matte coat everything so I'm not too concerned about glossiness.

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