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smacdowall06 Jun 2022 8:05 a.m. PST


I am pleased with how these Alsatian cuirassiers have turned out. I think blackened armour looks really impressive but it can be tricky to get right.
I have added an armour section to the painting tips on my website link
This shows which shows how I go about painting armour, including the blackened armour of these cuirassiers.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP06 Jun 2022 8:51 a.m. PST

I think they look great.

BillyNM06 Jun 2022 9:39 a.m. PST

Stunning effect and a very helpful guide – thanks.

Stoppage06 Jun 2022 9:40 a.m. PST

I used rape seed oil (AKA Canola oil) for seasoning my pizza steel:

* 14 inch square plasma-cut 6mm steel plate ex Ebay:
* Soak steel plate in vinegar inside plastic bag overnight to remove rust.
* Go over steel with oiled-rag
* Bake
* Repeat oiling
* Repeat baking

It now has a pleasant black/blue/brown surface which resists rust – and – more importantly – provides a semi-non-stick surface for baking:

* Place in oven four inches below grill/broil element.
* Turn oven on to highest temperature for to pre-heat and heat pizza steel
* Turn on grill/broiler
* Sprinkle semolina flour on pizza-peel, place pizza
* Displace pizza onto pizza-steel using pizza-peel
* Check and turn after five-six minutes
* Remove when bottom has leopard-spot-mottling and crust risen and topping sizzling

Cut into slices for the cuirassiers. Offer uneaten crust to horses.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP06 Jun 2022 10:01 a.m. PST

Very nice work.

rustymusket06 Jun 2022 11:35 a.m. PST

Very nice. The armor has a great look to it!

D6 Junkie06 Jun 2022 12:06 p.m. PST


Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP06 Jun 2022 8:48 p.m. PST

Nice work!

KeepYourPowderDry07 Jun 2022 1:22 a.m. PST

Nice take on creating blackened armour. At true 15mm size I use Foundry blackened barrel with a heavy bulb oil wash.

(One of the joys of painting smaller figures: you have to do less)

CeruLucifus11 Jun 2022 4:01 p.m. PST

Looks really good.

von Schwartz ver 224 Oct 2022 6:20 p.m. PST

Very helpful, many techniques I already use but you have refined them. I have been using black wash but I now see that the raw umber might be a better choice.

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