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von Winterfeldt02 Jul 2021 4:55 a.m. PST

this time Saxons in Kittel as for the 1806 campaign, the procedure, priming, than Contrast with the exception of faces – added flesh colours to create more definition and the white (painted in the traditional way).

Result – quite acceptable with a lot time saved and therefore faster.

I will continue on the experimentation phase.



Personal logo SHaT1984 Supporting Member of TMP02 Jul 2021 5:24 a.m. PST

vW, well I can certainly say I like them; how is for your benefit.
IS there an arny coming ?

Care to explain the 'kittel'? Iy seems like a coat to ahhh, replace a coat?
regards dave

von Winterfeldt02 Jul 2021 6:02 a.m. PST

Yes, the Kittel was made of unbleached linen and worn, here some different opinions, either over the usual white coat of cloth or just the Kittel. It should preserve the expensive woolen coat.

The French were quite eager to get those, there a lot units did not yet have great coats.

cavcrazy02 Jul 2021 6:10 a.m. PST

Beautifully done.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP02 Jul 2021 6:51 a.m. PST

Great looking figures.

Sho Boki Sponsoring Member of TMP02 Jul 2021 7:07 a.m. PST

Not bad. Foundry also have 3 tones of contrast inks. Works well.
I used these with my AB French Carabiniers.

Personal logo Zeelow Supporting Member of TMP02 Jul 2021 7:37 a.m. PST

thumbs up !!

jabbadabbadan Supporting Member of TMP02 Jul 2021 8:43 a.m. PST


jwebster Supporting Member of TMP02 Jul 2021 1:12 p.m. PST

Fantastic as always

What did you use for hats, boots, cartridge boxes ?

What colour do you use for the wash on your white ?

Like you, I have had mixed results with contrast paint …


Personal logo SHaT1984 Supporting Member of TMP02 Jul 2021 4:49 p.m. PST

>>What colour do you use for the wash on your white ?

Go back to PartOne for his explainer…
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On behalf,

von Winterfeldt03 Jul 2021 12:00 a.m. PST


I just mix paints, as for black – three blacks, one for shoes –
Black Templer and Gryph Charger Grey

cartridge pouch

Black Templer and Space Wolves Grey

Hats and gaiters

Black Templer and Gore Grunta Fur

In case I cannot see contrast I add contrast medium.

As for White – follow the link SHaT1984 supplied

thanks for your interest.

McWong7304 Jul 2021 4:14 p.m. PST

What I really am appreciating with ypur work is how you're able to get a very natural look to the paints, I've found out of the bottle you get what I've seen described as a "candy" colour effect.

What's your secret there? Diluting with medium?

von Winterfeldt04 Jul 2021 10:56 p.m. PST

mixing with other colours, like for the black – add a grey see the answer to jwebster and yes in case also the contrast medium.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP05 Jul 2021 12:51 p.m. PST

There are a few we simply cannot emulate their work.

von W's is instantly recognisable. I still have an image, on my PC, of his early cuirassiers in bicornes, just to inspire me.

There are one or two more painters (I might mention Francesco Thau and Rafa Archiduque) but we just are not in their league.

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