Monday, July 3, 2017

Perry WotR Infantry - WIP +3

Added some highlighting after spraying them with Testor's Dulcote. They're pretty much done, except for the addition of the livery badge decals. Anyway, these will be the core figures for a couple of games I hope to host at next year's big local convention, Enfilade! Granted it's still a year away, but I like to have stuff ready early and then veg out for a while prior to the con.
As these are production line painted figures, the highlighting is haphazard and not really following the folds of cloth and such. I just added a few strokes of highlight here and there.
This rear view shows how nicely the stain worked to pop the rivets on the brigandines. Oh, and it's probably apparent, but I didn't add peripheral items like swords, bucklers and quivers. Just down and dirty gaming figs.
Next up in the paint queue are the Foot Knights which I plan to spray with silver as the base coat. More to follow!

27 comments:

  1. Looking great, Dean! I am amazed at the number of figures you tackle in one pop.

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    1. Thanks, Jonathan! Yes, I'm quite surprised myself! :) Warm regards, Dean

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  2. fast and furious :)
    Lovly scene!
    regards

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  3. Nice progress Dean they look really good already.

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    1. Thanks, Simon! They'll be ready for the gaming table soon.

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  4. Superb! One can't really go with Perry's

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    1. Thank you, Miles. For sure, starting back with quality figs was a charm! Best, Dean

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  5. Great work they've come out really well.
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks again, Iain. This period really is a favorite of mine too!

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    1. Thank you for the high compliment, Mike! The Foot Knights are next - they've already been sprayed with silver and awaiting a black ink/wash. Regards, Dean

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  7. Those are turning out good Dean, good job.

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    1. Thanks, Gabe! The Minwax is the ticket! :) Warm regards, Dean

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  8. Discussion time: You mention dulcoting them before highlighting? Explain process please for learning purposes. Then your mentioning stain, you using dip method, miniwax, army painter?

    Cheers
    Kevin

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    Oh and at arms length the best painted figures look just the same as production ones. I'd be happy with what you did in my collection.

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    1. Hey, Kevin! So, the process: 1) Block paint the figures; 2) brush on Minwax Tudor Satin stain (Polyshades Acrylic) - I dab off excess pooling with thinner if needed; 3) After thoroughly dried (24 hrs approx. in good weather) - spray light coat of Testor's Dulcote; 4) Final step is add highlights to taste - in fact, you could skip this step if in a rush, and do the highlighting at a later date. And thank you so much for the compliments! Best Regards, Dean

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    2. Ah, so your doing the dulcote because you stained them first, and this gives something for the highlights to stick to. This is the reason?

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    3. Well, I actually did a repaint on some of the figures (blue & white tunics reversed) before the Dulcote, but after the stain had dried. The paint took to the stain well enough, IMO. However, the Dulcote probably does help with the acrylic paint highlighting - especially if it is a bit watered down. In any case, the Dulcoting before highlighting is just the process I've been using.

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  9. You're a painting machine - they look great for tabletop figures.

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    1. Thanks, Steven. Yes, this painting project's fruition will be the use of the figures at next year's gaming con, Enfilade! Warm Regards, Dean

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