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Personal logo SHaT1984 Supporting Member of TMP20 Jun 2021 7:24 p.m. PST

Back when he said___

soledad 13 Jul 2009 7:55 a.m.

Some advice that might help.
You paint ok, here are some advice that might help you.
Buy GW:s set of washes. They are great for spicing up figures.

When I paint skin, I first paint Vallejos medium skintone and then highlight with Vallejo flesh. The highlight is simple, I put one stroke down the nose, a dot on the chin and a triangle on each cheek. Hands are the same, Medium skintone and one stroke down the back of the hand and a small stroke on each finger. Then you wash hands and faces with GW:s ogre flesh. It gives some depth and "blends" the colors.

When you paint clothes use two colors, one "base color" and a lighter color as highlight. After that I apply a wash of suitable color from GW. It gives you three shades without much trouble. The highlight isnt difficult at all, just a few strokes here and there, on the thighs, on the back of the calves and on the largets folds of clothing.

While I do not use or recommend specific paints- the methods used here are SPOT ON AFAIAC- very much what I've developed in acrylics and useful for both 'speed' of establishing a units identity and bringing to a comfortable finishing stage.

Of course the time saved now goes to either pre-paint customising and/or super detailing afterwards. But I do enjoy bring a cav regiment to life in a few hours with a little planning.

Thought this worthy of brining up to modern times ;-/
regards dave

FierceKitty20 Jun 2021 7:56 p.m. PST

How much salt goes into the brine?

Personal logo SHaT1984 Supporting Member of TMP20 Jun 2021 8:44 p.m. PST

Doh! Spullchucker brikenn..
"SHe'll be bringing up the wagons when she comes.."

Swampster20 Jun 2021 11:52 p.m. PST

I often do the wash and then the highlight. The wash can sometimes blend the colours too much.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2021 7:50 a.m. PST

I am with Swampster on this – I always highlight after the wash

pzivh43 Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2021 9:03 a.m. PST

+1 Swampster and Frederick.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP21 Jun 2021 4:46 p.m. PST

I tend to wash after highlight for organics (flesh, hair, textiles) and highlight for artificial things (machines, guns, terrain). Tend to, that is …

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