Warlord 28mm figures from the "Siberian Veterans" box set. I'm not basing them, if that wasn't obvious.
Beautifully painted models, always look forward to viewing your models to help get some tips with my painting.cheers John
Thank you John, kind of you to say so.CdlT
These red army men look great, not like a gang of goblins, as they are often portrayed 8)
Thanks Klingula, they are quite a character-filled bunch.CdlT
Beautiful. I really the old Paul Hicks OOP BAM sculpts, such a shame they aren't available any more.
I am from Spain, I have been following your blog for years now. I think that you are one of the best painters an all of your miniatures are totally neat, and I love how the result is.I want to know If there is some painting guide book made by you, or if you are planing to make a painting guide for 28mm. I have seen these soviet miniatures and I can not take them out of my head.Congratulations.
Hi Saul,Thanks for the kind words. No book or tutorials for 28mm I'm afraid for. I will look at doing a guide when I get some time, though the process is very similar to 15mm (e.g. the Hungarian guide) just tweaked for a larger figure. E.g. the uniform:(1) Basecoat Vallejo Surface Green Brown primer + a touch of black (airbrush)(2) Airbrush VMC Khaki Grey, leaving the darker undercoat to form some initial shadows.(3) Paint in shadows with diluted 889 US Olive Drab to refine shadows, paint again to darken the deeper areas.(4) Re-apply Khaki Grey where needed.(5) Highlight with a mix of Khaki Grey and Panzer Aces 321 Highlight British Tankcrew (about 4:1 or 3:1 mix depending on how thick the paint is; makes for the smooth look).(6) Edge highlights with pure VPA 321 British Tankcrew (top of cloth folds, and edges of the padded jacket to add definition to the lines).It is really just matter of practice and painting with intent. CdlT
Hi CdlT,It is a pity that no one has proposed you to participate in a book like Heresy or others.When you mainly did 15mm, the result was already spectacular, I have to say that in 28mm, it doesn't lose at all.Thank you very much for continuing to post on the blog, congratulations. PS: if I can this Christmas I'll buy an airbrush.
I'm on the wrong side of the world to work on such projects, even if I had the interest. Heresy/Ruben puts out a lot of good stuff, definitely worth following and similar to how I do things.An airbrush is always a good investment, even a cheaper one (e.g. the entry level brushers from Green Stuff World or similar). Most of the stuff on this blog had been done with cheap airbrushes. They take time and patience to learn to use properly, so the sooner you get started the better in my opinion. They are worthwhile just for priming and varnishing alone: I could never go back to priming and varnishing by brush, an airbrush is simply better and gives a much finer result.CdlT
I didn't know you were from South Africa.I live in Spain and I am a lawyer. In Spain there is the publishing house that makes the guides of painting war, which is one of the best that is published. There is also Desperta Ferro, a wonderful publishing house that publishes one of the best history magazines. In any case, even if you are from South Africa, nowadays... the world is totally connected. As I said I am a lawyer in Spain, if you need anything I can help you for free.Furthermore, although I only speak English and Spanish, my office is French-speaking. But really, it is a pity that you have not published, if it is by your own decision it is fine, but if it is simply because you are out of the continental circuits...About the airbrush I'm going to look what to buy. It's something I hadn't done for several reasons, but I think the time has come. I don't know very well where to start, so if you have any recommendation, hehe.
I appreciate the offer, but it is by choice that I don't. I have been asked before, by Heresy and a few others.For an airbrush, something like this is a god starting point: http://www.greenstuffworld.com/en/airbrushing/499-dual-action-gsw-airbrush-0-3mm.htmlThat's very similar to what I learned with, though these days I'm using an H&S Evolution. if money is no object you can start with an expensive airbrush, but I would prefer to learn with a cheaper option first, at least for a few weeks. Harder and Steenbeck have some really nice airbrushes and the Angel Giraldez Youtube channel is a must watch for arbrushing in my opinion (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQVY6ZD9YjxwPzJqJ6DcHgA/videos). A cheaper airbrush is also useful for grunt work, e.g. priming and varnishing, if you do a lot of it; less wear and tear on the more expensive brush.I know Heresy preferred the Badger Chrome Renegade in the past and it also has a great reputation, as does Iwata, etc. H&S can be difficult as they're a bit different. All have their pros and cons in my (quite limited) airbrushing experience. You might try asking Heresy for advice too as he's been doing things for longer than me and doubtless has more useful experience. CdlT