Hi there! This is just a quick update to show you I’m finally working on producing better quality pictures. They’re still far from perfect but at least they’re bright and sharp enough to give you an idea of what’s going on. I’ve done a lot of painting lately which I haven’t all been able to show you, but I’ve annexed my girlfriend’s camera for the weekend so I’m trying to catch up. So here goes – I’ve painted all the WW2 models I possess at the moment, and I thought I’d show you all of both of them!
You’ve seen the Para before, obviously, and I’ve talked about his paintjob already. That does mean I have little to say about Captain Upham’s paintjob – it’s identical in all aspects but a few. For instance, upon having painted both the fatigues and the thompson’s wooden stock and grip, I found the two hues to be too similar, so I washed the wooden bits with reikland fleshshade to get some more red in there. As well as this, the model’s lower lip was highlighted just like the rest of the face (which is what I usually do) but I tried out a carroburg crimson wash on it and I have to say I’m satisfied. I didn’t want to end up with a lipstick effect, after all!
So there you go with the WW2 stuff for now. More will follow soon enough, as I’ll be returning from Crisis with around forty paras. More blog updates will happen this weekend, so check back soon!