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von Winterfeldt13 Mar 2021 7:25 a.m. PST

Those miniatures stood for a long time primed on the working table, and finally I tool the time to paint them and try out some new painting techniques hopefully I did not commit too many mistakes painting them, the trumpeter was a but a riddle.

lovely sculpts miniatures from Minden

cavcrazy13 Mar 2021 7:28 a.m. PST


14Bore13 Mar 2021 7:31 a.m. PST

Awesome, that they are not moving is unbelievable

Lascaris13 Mar 2021 8:40 a.m. PST

I feel so inadequate now…really beautiful job.

dbf167613 Mar 2021 9:18 a.m. PST

I painted these, as well. However, after seeing your work, I am depressed when I look at mine. Great job!

Bobsyouruncle Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2021 9:48 a.m. PST

Incredible painting, I love the horses. Just fantastic.

Prince Rupert of the Rhine13 Mar 2021 10:59 a.m. PST

Nicely done! great work

It does reminds me why I stay away from 18th century and Napoleonic gaming miniatures uniforms are far to intricate and hard to paint well it takes more skill than I have anyway.

18CTEXAN13 Mar 2021 11:28 a.m. PST

As always your work is outstanding!

Badgerlock13 Mar 2021 2:17 p.m. PST

Great job on these! The dapple on the grey horse and the leopard skin on the officer's mount look really good.

dBerczerk13 Mar 2021 3:13 p.m. PST


Frederick Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2021 7:18 p.m. PST

Great work! Love the horses

Bandolier14 Mar 2021 1:55 a.m. PST


jwebster Supporting Member of TMP14 Mar 2021 7:45 a.m. PST

Beautiful as always

So these are 30mm ?

What new techniques did you try ? I've already learned lots from your work


von Winterfeldt14 Mar 2021 8:59 a.m. PST

Like the faces, a failure – I used pro acryl for flesh, it turned out not the way I did like and had to re paint in my usual way.

Then the light blue, I did try to achieve a not to over bright light bluegreenish, struggled with that one as well, had to re paint several times, till I settled with pro acryl faded ultramarine and my "contrast" paint, as usual artist water colours – I tried out first Cobalt blue dark, but that did not fit so well, so I added a bit indigo – which worked better.

As for the horses, there I regard myself really more like an 18 mm painter – I had doubts if my usual acrylic – artist water colours technique worked, it did as long as the artist water colours were not applied too thinly. and so one, just seeing how it turns out, sabres – washed with a wash of artist water colour added to gloss varnish, and so on.

Marulaz114 Mar 2021 10:18 a.m. PST

vW. Do you use a black primer?

Thanks, John

von Winterfeldt14 Mar 2021 12:25 p.m. PST

No – I don't use a black primer, I prime white but then I use a heavy wash of a very dark violet which will enhance details and provides already shadows, which I don't over paint when layering my base colour onto the miniature.

Marulaz114 Mar 2021 12:37 p.m. PST

vW. Thank you very much.


von Winterfeldt14 Mar 2021 1:03 p.m. PST

Over that layer and left out shadows – I then use my artist water colours with flow improver and take off with a wet brush the "lighter" parts to enhance contrast, it is like with oils but only with artist water colours.

Cavcmdr15 Mar 2021 5:21 a.m. PST

Gorgeous paintwork.
I may try your deep violet wash. Interesting idea.

von Winterfeldt15 Mar 2021 6:24 a.m. PST

in case you do, use artist acrylic paints – because they form a sort of second skin – to mix I use Prussian blue plus Crimson, it should be a very deep colour, alternatively in case this seems to be too complicated paynes grey could do as well.

iain191402 May 2021 8:29 a.m. PST

Have always loved Minden sculpts.

DOUGKL02 May 2021 9:30 a.m. PST

Very nice work. I think they turned out very well.

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