Sunday, 15 March 2015

494 - First Bolt Action British - Finished!

[...pretty much.]

With hearty thanks to all those of you who offered such wonderful and helpful advice: I've lightened the First Six with a light drybrush in key places and almost finished the basing.
I say 'almost' because I fully intend to add some higher grass tufts or flowers to the bases, but I don't actually own any, and I've banned myself from ANY hobby spending this month after a splurge.

Here them be:

After some further advice from Karitas, I might even try highlighting their faces a little, but watch this space...

Cheers,

- Drax.

13 comments:

  1. Hmm.. I dont think I comment as much now that you're doing more none 40K stuff, but I've still been reading. Those are really looking good. Keep up the good work, and we'll be watching!

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    1. I'm so sorry, Argos: things have just turned in a different direction these days. Don't give up hope though!

      Cheers for the comment, mate.

      PS: the next post may just be of 40K interest: I'm reviewing some bases etc.

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  2. Those chaps do look proper good Drax. I was thinking on the last post (more to myself as I've been a bit like the good Marshal and quiet on the non-40K posts given lack of subject matter expertise) that some taller grass wouldn't go astray.

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    1. I'm a bad person and worse blogger for neglecting my beloved Imperial Guard. So sorry!

      I will endeavour to remedy what I can, though...

      Cheers for swinging by.

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  3. Lookin' good to me.

    Need more Polish.

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    1. Hmm...

      I'm not sure how much contact 11AD had with the Poles, but I might in the distant, distant future put together a Para section... and the Poles were on the right side of the river...

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  4. They look good. The black bull patches look perfect. Some flowers or tufts would look nice. Those very detailed faces are just screaming for a quick highlight. Mix a tiny bit of white with your flesh color and hit the tip of the nose, tip of the chin, top of the cheekbones, and maybe a few of the pronounced lines around the mouth and the faces will really pop. The small numbers you need make these great models to push your technique.

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    1. Thank you...

      ...and damn you! You make it sound (and look!) so easy! I know full well that they'll look like the bastard offspring of clowns and drag queens if I try that...

      ...but of course - in deference to you, Sir - I will endeavour to do just that.

      I'll let you know - promise.

      Thanks for having faith in me.

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  5. Look fine from here mate - really like these. Those pronounced features on their faces really lend to easy skin highlights, should you go that route.

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    1. Grrrr...

      You're every bit as bad as Cameron.

      Alright then - I will give it a go.

      Grrr...

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    2. No, he's worse as he's a better painter then I. :P

      Just don't be too heavy handed with how much of the lighter colour you use. Subtle wins out always imo.

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    3. Especially if you have already given them a wash. 1 part white to 4-5 parts of the flesh color you used should look great.

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  6. I think they look fantastic. Well done!

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