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Rambo – 1st three stages of flesh colour

January 30, 2009 Leave a comment

 

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First 3 stages

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More Rambo

January 30, 2009 Leave a comment

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Sorry for the delayed telecast… I actually painted more late last night, but it got too late to post… well I got tired.

A couple more coats of flesh.  First a 50/50 mix of GW Dwarf Flesh and Tallarn Flesh was painted onto the miniature.  This time I attempted to give a little more colour to the recesses where it was still looking a little black from the undercoat. After that, I very watered down GW Dwarf Flesh was painted on.  Whilst this was drying I painted the headband GW Scab Red and painted another layer of black onto Rambo’s hair.

Next I applied a tiny amount of white to the eyeballs and the upper teeth.  I’m not too worried about maintaining the correct eye shape here, because there is still a lot of shading to go.  After the white had dried I applied a dot of black for the pupils.  It’s definitely looking more like Sylvester now!  I applied one more coat of Dwarf Flesh before I called it quits for the evening.  This was a little thicker, with focus towards the upper and more prominent features of the body.

More soon…

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Step 2 – Rambo

January 28, 2009 1 comment

 

2nd flesh colour

 

Here is Rambo with two coats of flesh.  The first is a watered down layer of GW tanned flesh.  I mix the paint with water to about a skim milk consistency before applying to the miniature, the black undercoat still shows through and the paint is not even on the miniature.  Then I applied a watered down layer of GW Tallarn flesh, which is from the GW foundation paints range.  Tallarn flesh has more pigment and therefore goes on easier.  I don’t coat the whole figure, leaving darker recesses alone, to aid with the contrast.

I’m a real instinctive painter, I follow a process but if it’s not working for me I will “Improvise, Adapt and Overcome”, changing directing and trying things if it feels right for the miniature.  I don’t really plan ahead, aside from what I think will be the basic colours.  I find it is important not to rush and ensure you don’t apply the paint thickly.

NB:  I’m not saying this is the right or best way to paint, it’s just displaying how I do it.

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Rambo

January 26, 2009 1 comment

Beccas recently scored a Rambo miniature and asked me to paint it for him, I said OK so I thought I could do a little painting progress on my blog.  I am pretty busy at the moment so I can’t promise how long this is going to take me, but just thought I’d share my thoughts as I go.

This is the miniature undercoated with a very thin black wash of about 50/50 black paint and water.  I have tried to undercoat miniatures with white, but I find that painting the shadows really take a long time.  If painting was all that I did, then I might do it for every miniature I paint.  However, I do find that black undercoating helps give the miniature a strong contrast range.

This is a cool mini, lots of flesh (obviously, he’s Rambo!).  Becca’s reckons the figure is wearing black fatigues and has a red headband, so there is not much colour to contrast with, so I think the focus is going to be the flesh colour.

 

Rambo-undercoated

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