Monday, 18 August 2014

British Napoleonic Hussar

Just as a break from the Russian stuff and fancying a bit of figure painting I got this out of the box tonight;

I got as far as the gold braid which was painted with oil and of course it takes a while to dry so I left it in a box and forgot about it for six months or so. The gold had been darkened with burnt umber so tonight I used gold paint straight out of the tube to try and create some highlights, I don't know whether it has worked but it's been a nice couple of hours painting at least :o)
Hopefully I can make a start on the breeches and gloves soon and this will be interesting as both items are white so I shall be experimenting with using various greys for the basecoat then using pure white for the highlights.

Monday, 11 August 2014

Meng T-90; The weathering starts here

Here we go with everyones favourite part of modeling, the weathering (well it's my favourite bit anyway).
Initially I've applied a pin wash of Mig Productions Dark Brown wash into all the recesses and streaked some down the vertical surfaces, after which when it's dry the model will get a couple of coats of matt varnish then I can start on applying chipping, mud, dust etc.
I like the dark wash as it does make the detail stand out more.

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Meng T-90 update

Just a small one and this is the effort to match the camouflage colours with Vallejo to paint the headlight cables that I forgot to attach before the model was sprayed;

Not too bad and hopefully when the weathering starts the cables will blend in better. For the record I used Vallejo Iraqi Sand (819) mixed with white (951) and Russian Green (894) mixed with black (950). Due to the fast drying time I can proceed with the first weathering stage namely Mig Productions Dark Wash.