Wednesday, May 21, 2014
I know this tank was not featured in the North African TOW. However the visual theme for my Germans will be DAK. The Deutschland Afrika Korps lead by Rommel himself. While I love the armor from Warlord Games I am not too thrilled with their infantry models. When the Perry Twins started to release their DAK range I knew it was a match made in heaven for me!
This tank has been somewhat of a soap opera for me. I have stripped the paint from it 3 times now. Having problems with colors or paint texture. I usually dilute my acrylics with regular old rubbing alcohol. But the paint kept coming out "stringy". Prior to trying to mix my own color. I tried the AK Interactive DAK Airbrush Paints. I found these to be extremely translucent and I was not happy with the extremely bright sand color. I do have the filters and washed to bring that back down but I wanted to get this guy done quickly.
So here is where it sits after a painting session tonight. I still have all of the wheels and tracks to paint and a few other details. Then on to the weathering and pigments!
Thursday, May 8, 2014
|Chasseur à Cheval de la Garde by Andrea Miniatures|
So far with this guy I am torn. The greens look much better in person and I had to really play with the picture settings in Photoshop to get it close to natural. I need to re-adjust my camera too. I am not sure if I like the face so far or not. I have tried to add a few more colors to my palette here. I may re-do his eyes and try to eliminate the hard shadow edge on his left cheek with his smile line. I think a little smoothing between transitions may help here.
I have started to put down the base colors for red, white, and gold as well. The red and gold I think are going to be my biggest challenge because of location. There is some extremely fine details I need to go over with them.
Anyhow I hope you like it! Let me know what you think and I will keep on posting!