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.

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