I’m having a very productive month of April, so I thought I’d share some of my output with you again. The regiment below is yet another WSS commission for my wargaming chum Alex, this time Berwick. The pictures are extremely shoddy as I was running out of time and I had to use the iPad for it, but they’ll give you at least an idea of it.
These models are from Ebor, the same as the Swiss ones I painted up back in January, although these are predominantly firing poses as opposed to the marching ones from back then. It’s a bit of a shame that the command group is the same; the unit would benefit from its command models standing still instead of marching. Oh well, as long as the owner’s happy with them!
I painted this entire unit in just two days, which is quite rapid by my standards. Basecoating them red helped immensely, as well as washes. This time I block painted most of the colours over the red before applying a dip-style agrax earthshade wash to the entire model, and I then reapplied some of the basecoats as a highlight tone. I painted them all in a single batch, which I usually don’t like that much – twelve-strong batches are often more than enough for me. Still, I persevered and it paid off handsomely. They’re not the best paintjobs I’ve ever done but I think with proper basing they’ll certainly look the part!
That’s about it for today, though. I have one further unit I’ll be blogging on this weekend, and then it’s off to more commission painting – the new Gripping Beast crusaders!
Huzzah, another blog update, and this one commemorates the conclusion of a commission piece. I believe the commissioner and his wargaming friends were satisfied with the paintjobs, and so there will be more commission pieces forthcoming. It’ll be a while before I can show you the two Bavarian generals which preceeded these Austrians (and it’s the Bavarian models I’m most proud of, really) but I hope these will sate your WSS appetites. Here goes.
These two chaps were painted over the course of a single day, with numerous breaks in the painting. Not bad for a single day’s work then, I’d say. The painting sequence was largely identical to that of the French general (see my painting guide for pointers), excepting of course the less copious purple washes.
The only area on these models worth mentioning are the green saddlecloths and sashes. These were basecoated waaagh! flesh (oh my goodness), washed with drakenhof nightshade, then highlighted first with the base colour and then with warboss green. I think it came out nicely – I wanted to avoid too pale or too yellow a green.
So there you go. As you can see I’m trying to catch up with my blog posts. Expect at least two more before the end of the weekend!