Sunday, September 17, 2006
The First Unit: The Buffs
This is a picture of the first unit I painted. (Click on the pic to see a much larger version.) The figures are cast in strips approximately 1-inch long and are mounted two strips per base. The bases are wooden, 3mm thick, laser- cut and 1-inch square; they were purchased from Litko. The bases in this picture hadn't received the finishing edge painting using burnt umber acrylic paint. The area around the figures' feet is fine sand glued in place with Liquitex acrylic matte varnish, then it was painted using a thin wash of green acrylic (Ceramcoat Seminole Green), and once that was dry, random dots of very thin brown acrylic wash (Americana Mississippi Mud) were applied to add some variation and give the "grass" a more natural look.
The unit is painted to represent the English 3rd Regiment of Foot (a.k.a. the Buffs) although with figures this size, it's very difficult and, frankly, unnecessary to attempt to paint such distinctions as lace as all such detail becomes invisible when viewed at normal playing distances. The effort here was to paint figures that look good on the table without becoming a "button counter."
Just started to paint 10mm figures (Old Glory Hoplites) so it was with extreme pleasure to find your great and highly enjoyable website. Keep up the great work!
Dr. Harrison Dai
I hope you'll drop by from time to time and see what's new.
Good luck with those hoplites! (Do they make 10mm greek shield decals, I wonder?) If you're able to post some pictures of them sometime, please let me know as I'd really like to see them.
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