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sunkingfan06 Jun 2021 3:46 a.m. PST

An attempt to use historical-style figures for a fantasy role.
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cfielitz07 Jun 2021 3:42 p.m. PST

Very nice! I enjoyed all your post on your fantasy campaign.

sunkingfan08 Jun 2021 7:49 a.m. PST

Thanks, glad you enjoyed them.

Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP08 Jun 2021 12:06 p.m. PST

Have you experimented with washes? I think you could take your painting up a level, or two, by adding a dark wash, or The Dip Technique. It will require you to sacrifice one painted figure, to see if you like it, or not. You can, of course, paint up a plastic Army Man figure for a sacrificial lamb to the slaughter… LOL!

Seriously, paint the portions of an Army Man figure which differ from the plastic's color, only. It is fast, simple, and it really demonstrates the results of The Dip Technique, quickly, and easily. Apply your normal painting techniques (or just do a very quick block painting technique -- it's a test subject, after all), then brush on (do NOT dunk the figure into the mixture -- takes too much effort to brush off the excess). Let it dry for 48-72 hours, and see what you think of it. I use Minwax Polyshades Urethane Stain, Royal Walnut, almost exclusively: dirty, in the thick of it, brown wash color. Cheers!

sunkingfan17 Jun 2021 3:03 a.m. PST

Thanks for the advice, I have never tried washes, I will give it a go.

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