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A mythical beast - a female wargamer! I got back into wargaming in the summer of 2011 after a very, very long break. My current interests are Ancients, ACW, 30YW and SciFi gaming.

Sunday, 23 September 2012

WIP: Dux's Painting Prize - Paras #2

And they're done! Well, apart from being sprayed with matt varnish. Before doing my normal Klear/ink coat, I gave them a coat of 50% Klear so that the ink would flow into the crevices and recesses better. I'm glad I did that, as I didn't want to obscure the shading effects from the painting itself.

So, here are some pics of them in their glossy state:






I'm pretty pleased with them - I hope you like them Dux. If you do, your mission is to go into a bar in Aldershot and say loudly "My mum told me only fairies have wings - she was right!" (kidding! It's really to go into a bar in Hereford and say ....)


I've also made a bit of a start on Andy's cuirassiers - horses base-coated white, armour and pistol barrels base-coated black. His dragoons are still waiting to be matt sprayed - it's been tipping down today, so no chance of opening windows for ventilation. Hopefully I'll be able to do the spraying tomorrow morning for the dragoons and the paras.

13 comments:

  1. Nice finished job Tamsin, I got fecking soaked at a McDonalds today!

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  2. Nice one Tamsin, I got soaked today as well, but at least I didn't pay for the Maccy D!

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  3. These look just great Tamisin. I've just started working with inks and managed to completely ruin a paintjob the other night. Clearly, I need to buy some Klear. Hope the weather cooperates with you tomorrow!

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  4. Blimey, that was quick! They look brilliant. Now you just have to paint up the C47 to fly them out to Australia... Definitely owe you a pint in that bar in Aldershot...or Hereford.

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  5. Thanks folks.

    @ Fran - well, if you will go to Maccy D's. Should have gone to BK instead - much nicer :)

    @ Ray - I wonder if the weather knew you were about to plunge into the Dark Side and buy GW Space Marines and was trying to deter you from going?

    @ Anne - inks are best used in a medium of some sort. My main ink washes are in 50% acrylic matte medium, 5% flow aid, but my final gloss coat is Klear/ink. I normally do that straight off once I've finished painting the 15mm figs, but for these I'd already done the shading - the inks were to give definition.

    @ Dux - it really was quick. I was surprised when I finished them and had to check I hadn't missed anything out! I'll skip the C47 if you don't mind and entrust them to the posties.

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  6. Very nice work and fast too. Is this new method one you'll stick with?

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  7. Nice looking figs, looking forward to seeing them matted down

    Cheers
    Ian

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  8. Stunning work on these guys Tamsin. Very well done.

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  9. @ Sean - thanks. I'll certainly think about using it for 28mm+ figures. I think I may need to go a bit heavier with the pre-shading as it isn't as obvious as I'd hoped on the finished figures.

    @ Ian - watch this space! I took the risk of opening windows this morning and did the spraying (luckily no/little wind so no rain got blown in) and my plan is to take some close up pics this evening.

    @ Rodger - cheers!

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  10. That's a well painted squad. Very cool as a prize.

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  11. Looking good Tamsin. Looking forward to seeing them after they've been de-glossed.

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  12. So far so good, and it seems you're a quick painter (lucky you!)

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  13. @ Adam - thanks! Dux seems very pleased with what he's seen in digital form so far :)

    @ Lead Legion - cheers! Check my new post :)

    @ Annibal Invictus - thank you! I really don't know how I got them painted so quickly. I had to double check when I'd done the metal details to see what I'd missed and there wasn't anything ;)

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