Monday, June 11, 2018

Victrix Middle Guard - WIP +2

So managed to finish up the remaining figures with block painting and gave them a brush on wash of Minwax Tudor Satin stain. I tried to dab off excess pooling at the bottom of the figures - particularly the edges of the greatcoats.
 Once they're completely dried they'll be sprayed with Testors Dullcote.
After the Dullcote, some highlighting and touching up will be done.
As they'll be based in close formation, 4 figures per 40mm squares - a lot of minor imperfections will not be readily visible.
There are 12 remaining figures from this set, and I may add them to the 4 "extra" Perry French Light Infantry figures I have once I break that unit down to 16-man units. Anyway, I'm happy to have come this far on this project. Best to all.

18 comments:

  1. Very nicely done, the stain has done a great job on shading.

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    1. Thanks, Norm! Yes, the stain came through once again. Warmest regards, Dean

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  2. They look great Dean, the Miniwax works well. I mainly use Army Painter soft tone acrylic wash now.

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    1. Thank you, Mike. I've never used AP, once helped a buddy paint up some figures where he used AP (soft tone, IRRC), and it seemed to be too light to define things like belts, etc. I've also tried my own recipe with Future/Pledge floor wax and ink/stains, but to unsatisfactory results. So, I stick with the tried and true - for me anyway. Warm regards, Dean

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  3. Great and very rapid progress!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thank you kindly, Iain. As these are strictly for the gaming table, I didn't want to spend the effort/time for a higher quality finish. Block painting & Minwax, followed by highlighting is the order of the day. Best, Dean

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  4. Fast work and looking good.....with my skills everything gets a coat of stain works wonders 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Matt. Personally, I just don't have the inclination to spend too much effort/time on gaming figures - this method gets them ready for battle soonest - and the look is acceptable enough. Kind regards, Dean

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  5. What an amazing transformation.

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    1. Lol! Yes, I was hoping for this result with the staining - and it happened once again! :) Best regards, Dean

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  6. Trully,deeply,stunning
    A class painting!

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    1. Ah, you are too kind, Good Sir! Thank you very much. Warm regards, Dean

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  7. They really are lovely, Dean. You are a master craftsman.

    Cheers,
    Aaron

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    1. Thank you very much for your all too kind words. Hope to finish them up this weekend. Warm regards, Dean

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    1. Thanks, Simon. Warm regards, Dean

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