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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.

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Some Bits and Bobs

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Well, the Vikings are finished and photos have been sent to Curt - hopefully they'll go up on his blog shortly, then I'll post them here tomorrow.

I'm now assembling 22 Gripping Beast Saxons - warlord, standard bearer and 20 thegns. I think I'll try something a bit different with these ones - white primer, somewhat more uniform appearance (I'd probably have finished the Vikings quicker if I hadn't been using quite so many colours). I might also try using shield transfers with these guys.

Anyway, to keep you supplied with pics, I decided yesterday evening to do something a bit different. It's been a long while since I painted any of my 15mm SciFi leadpile. Well, the other day I had a slightly mad idea for a paint scheme for my NAC figures from GZG - Colonial British but updated to the future. I think this lunacy was inspired by watching Zulu again the other day.

So I grabbed a pack of 8 figures and prepped them, then after washing primed them with Vallejo white polyurethane primer. Once that had dried i cracked on with painting them. I wasn't sure what colour to do the armour though, so I did one strip in Neutral Grey and one in Sky Grey.

The other colours:
Jacket - Scarlet
Trousers and Cuffs - Dark Prussian Blue
Weapons and Equipment - Black Grey
Gun muzzles - Black
Boots - Black
Visors - Dark Prussian Blue with some metallic medium added

The bases were painted with a roughly equal mix of Black Grey and Iraqi Sand.

Anyhoos, here's some pics. I think the Sky Grey looks more "colonial", but prefer the look of the Neutral Grey.


Sky Grey armour:



Neutral Grey armour:


Looking at the figures now, I think the boots should probably be either Black Grey or the same colour as the armour.



10 comments:

  1. Nice looking figures, great colours!

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  2. Hi Tamsin,

    good work!
    Neutral Grey is fine, I think.

    Cheers
    Monty

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  3. hmm maybe its me but the Neutral Grey seems too dark for me blurs the other colours. I prefer the Sky Grey.

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  4. Interesting colour choice. I like it.

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    1. Think the Sky Grey just tips it though, on a second look.

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  5. I really like the neutral grey. The sky grey troops would be good security or other high-vis troopers while the neutral grey looks more like multi-purpose camo.

    Nice work and you've given me some ideas for my NAC.

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  6. Enjoying the Sci-Fi. I like the Sky Grey armour. The highlights are more visible and the overall look is better. Happy Painting!

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  7. I think you have the group split. I also think the sky grey is the better looking option.

    With such a tidy split I would say that either would work.

    Ian

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  8. Hmm, split opinions. Maybe do it is a two-colour camo of Sky Grey and Neutral Grey?

    thanks all - your comments have been helpful :)

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