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Dining Room Battles Supporting Member of TMP30 Nov 2020 1:51 p.m. PST


The idea of painting highlanders of any period daunts many a hobbyist and forces them to stop the urge of wetting their pants. I have painting highlanders in the following periods over the last 43 years: The English Civil War, The Jacobite Rebellion of '43, the American Revolution, the Napoleonic Wars and the Colonial Periods. I have tried many techniques and I'm going to pass on the technique I currently use.


gavandjosh0230 Nov 2020 3:35 p.m. PST


historygamer Supporting Member of TMP30 Nov 2020 5:03 p.m. PST

Just one thought on the grenadier caps, especially for larger figures – having stood next to likely hundreds of recreated bearskin grenadier caps, I have noticed that they often have a mild to strong amount of brown in them. No doubt these caps are made from North American black bears. But if you want to add some brown highlights, that might work. Just a thought. Nice blog post.

IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP01 Dec 2020 9:28 a.m. PST

Quite right about the brown in black bear fur. I use highlights of burnt umber dry brushed over the black.

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