Well the blog is certainly working in terms of making me motivated to paint. I’m starting to feel guilty if I don’t have anything to post.
Have decided to concentrate on painting a unit at a time. Started this morning by giving the bases a coat of GW Graveyard Earth. Then started applying the base coat for the horse. I’m going to do a mix of horse colours. The ones in the picture below have a base coat of GW Scorched Brown. I’ve gone over the harness and horse cloth as Scorched Brown works well as a base coat for these.
Next, I thought I would paint one figure completely so that I could see how the colours I was thinking of using looked on the figure. Here are a few shots of the first finished figure.
I normally use a three colour method but because I need to get these painted quickly I’m using much more drybrushing and ink washes. These still give a pleasing result and are quicker than my usual method.
Colours used were as follows;
Horse – Scorched Brown, Vermin Brown Drybrush, Sepia Wash. Tail is black with codex grey drybrush.
Flesh – Light Conker, Flesh Wash, Foundry Flesh (5A)
Chainmail – Boltgun metal, Badab Black wash. Clothes – Foudry Leather
Harness/Leather – Foundry Musket Brown. Horse Cloth is Scab Red.
Shield – LBM transfer with Sepia wash
Spear – Foundry Spearshaft
Base – Graveyard Earth, Dark Sand, Devlan Mud Wash, Light Sand drybrush. Some silfor grass tufts added.
I’m happy with the finished result. I will now paint the rest of the unit but will use more of a production line approach, i.e. paint all the bases, followed by all the horses etc etc.