03 October 2012

Gentlemen's Club duelist member

Another "regular" member, but sporting a pistol/cavalry saber combo. This model almost killed me as I repainted the jacket 5 times, it's probably covered in 20 layers of paint at this point. Initially I wanted a dark brown jacket to make a greater contrast to the cape, but I just could not make it look the way I wanted.

In the end I decided to make it look more grey and closer to the khaki colored cape - but with enough difference between the shades so that one can tell the two pieces of clothing apart. I think this was a good idea because the dark brown jacket just didn't work out aesthetically with everything else. The color used is really a mix of brown, green and bone white in various ratio's.

For the Gentlemen's club members I have also been experimenting with a new way to paint flesh, I wanted a bit warmer tones than I usually paint in. So the way the skin is painted follows these steps:

Vallejo tanned flesh
Citadel Ogryn Flesh wash
Vallejo tanned + bone white in 3 additional layers, each with more bone white in it.
I then mix Citadel Baal Red Wash with Vallejo Soft Shade 50-50 and add water to make it a 50-50 ratio of water/wash and apply it over all flesh areas. It's important not to make it too dark as the intent it to softly shade everything and not darken the final highlights too much.

10 comments:

  1. You really can't tell it has had repaint, looks fantastic as usual.

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  2. Very nicely done dude. Another one off the list.

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  3. Thanks guys, the 3 characters for the Gentlemen's club are soon to be painted. I'll post the last regular "member" tomorrow.

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  4. The color of the skin looks great and the greyish jacket combines nicely with the pants. A very good choice.

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  5. Sweet! The pants are a work of patience upon patience me thinks.

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    1. The trick with painting square pattern is to first pick two colors that will form the basecoat and make a rough pattern - then with each new layer of highlight coats the pattern is cleaned up. Same thing goes for striped patterns, though squares are admittedly more difficult to keep symmetrical, especially if the surface isn't flat and when you have to take into account bends and wrinkles.

      Most of all it requires a really good brush, I use a small 2/0 brush for everything that isn't a basecoat. If the tip of the brush isn't perfect then painting patterns becomes almost impossible as much is based upon how well the tip of the brush shapes like a spike and when you need it - flatten enough to allow you fill in the square areas of the pattern.

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  6. Wonderfully painted, looks really nice. You got the skintone exactly right to, Thanks for the inspiration, gotta work on my paintingskills now!

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  7. ...by the way. Is there any new battlereport from Empire Of The Dead coming up soon? Looking forward to that if thats the case.

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    1. There will be once I get all the Gentlemen painted up.

      This weekend I will revisit Strange Aeons as my buddy Thomas invited me for a full day of gaming in his "man cave" - we're going to try out some of his cool terrain (cavern system among other things).

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