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Atheling05 Feb 2020 3:39 a.m. PST

Painting Perry Miniatures Men at Arms- Step by Step:

A three step painting process, in detail can be seen on my blog here:
justaddwater-bedford.blogspot.com/2020/02/english-men-at-arms-step-by-step-i.html

(Just for interests sake, the liveries be,low are of Bedford [same a s Henry V] and John Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury)

Johnp400005 Feb 2020 4:15 a.m. PST

That is excellent painting.Where do you get your supplies of Devlan mud, I thought they were long oop. Have you tried any of the new GW contrast paints yet?

Atheling05 Feb 2020 4:56 a.m. PST

Hi JohnP,

Where do you get your supplies of Devlan mud, I thought they were long oop.(?)

Yeah, GW no longer produce Devlan Mud. You could just as easily use thinned Agrax Earthshade, Badab Black or Army Painter Strongtone mixed with a small amount of Vallejo German Black Brown. It really depends on the type of depth you want to create before applying highlights

Have you tried any of the new GW contrast paints yet?

I have not. From what I've seen thus far I have seen some very mixed results. Even with the good results I have found that they tend to produce more of a pastel type colour as a result of applying them over a white undercoat. Whilst not a bad result at all, it's not really what I, personally, am looking for.

I'm sure that someone will figure out a way in which to use Contrast Paints to the full potential in which case I will be all ears (and eyes!) :)

justaddwater-bedford.blogspot.com

Chris Rance05 Feb 2020 6:21 a.m. PST

James Wappel (of the Painting Pyramid) uses Contrast Paints mixed with "ordinary" paint. His style is not typical of wargamers' painting methods, but he certainly gets pretty results with this technique and the colours don't seem to have that pastel effect you are talking about.

Atheling05 Feb 2020 7:30 a.m. PST

James Wappel (of the Painting Pyramid) uses Contrast Paints mixed with "ordinary" paint. His style is not typical of wargamers' painting methods, but he certainly gets pretty results with this technique and the colours don't seem to have that pastel effect you are talking about.

Whilst I can appreciate his work; I've just popped over to his site to have a good look around- I'm not really into that style of painting. Why? I don't think that it suits 28mm historical miniatures- of course, this is a personal preference.

Oh, I had my fill of colour theory (actually colour spheres!) at uni when I was doing a Fine Art degree. Colour theory, beyond the basics of a tertiary colour wheel simply aren't necessary when painting toy soldiers.

justaddwater-bedford.blogspot.com

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP05 Feb 2020 11:19 a.m. PST

I really like your painting style. They are figures to be proud of.

Atheling05 Feb 2020 2:34 p.m. PST

Thanks 79th- very good of you to say so.

justaddwater-bedford.blogspot.com

wmyers05 Feb 2020 5:04 p.m. PST

They look good!

Do you really find the several colours of silver to make much of a difference?

Atheling06 Feb 2020 4:06 p.m. PST

Do you really find the several colours of silver to make much of a difference?

Yep. I wouldn't go to the trouble if I thought different. :)

The great thing about painting mini's is that everyone has their own style, their own preferences and their own way of doing things. It's what makes it so interesting really. I don't for a minute hold up my Step by Step to be the way forward for all. It's just the way that I *personally* paint mail and plate armours. My intention is not to be didactic, rather to inspire if at all possible.

If it helps someone then all the better- if it's just an interesting read then that's great too :)

justaddwater-bedford.blogspot.com

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