I've been meaning to write this post, on account of something the excellent Karitas [link - more of whom very soon] noted recently. Like a lot of bloggers in our niche I tend to be quite hard on myself, and Karitas kindly - and quite rightly - called me on it.
I'd left a comment [this great post] in which I'd called into question my own ability to perceive (and by extension apply) colours and palettes, noting that 'Even I' could discern the subtle differences, and Karitas replied with the following:
"'even I' says the experienced and accomplished modeller who is now painting unit markings in 15mm.. :)"
And I realised that he's right.
My issues with palettes notwithstanding*, My painting really has come a long way, so I've chosen just to put together this quick comparison of a strictly limited four pics:
- a rather staid Imperial Guard command squad painted (and gloss varnished!) in 2008 when I started this blog;
- an Imperial Guard command squad converted and painted up as a liaison squad for Zzzzzz in 2013;
- my first, basic and sadly rather inaccurate Flames of War platoon from two years ago, and
- my recent modelledFlames objective marker.
Thanks for your time, as always. And I mean it when I say this: keep up the great work!
*They ARE real, Karitas - honest - you've seen the way I dress!