Saturday, January 4, 2014

From TamsinP: 28mm Coureur de Bois (32 points)


From Tamsin:
This submission consists of eight 28mm FIW coureurs de bois from AW Miniatures. These represent my painting contribution for the most excellent Bloggers for Charity project organized by James B and AndrewS.
These were painted over black primer drybrushed with white to provide some pre-highlighting. As the figures were all the same pose, I decided to use a wide range of colours to make every figure different. It also made for some confusion on my part when I went to do the final highlighting. It might have been better if I'd done them before I gave the figures a wash of brown ink - a lesson learned for next time!
I still haven't mastered the art of painting eyes, so I've just done the iris colour and ignored the whites. I have remembered one lesson I learned after painting my Norman Dux a couple of months ago - seal with Klear on its own rather than mixed with ink as the ink mix is very good at hiding all the effort put into the highlighting.

These have been left unbased as Andrew will be doing all the figure basing for the project.

Lovely work Tamsin and all for a good cause. I especially like that you've reflected the bead-work ornamentation that was a common feature of these intrepid fellows' clothes. Well done.

These eight Coureur de Bois will give Tamsin a well-earned 32 points. Nice job!

23 comments:

  1. Great work Tamsin. Like Curt I was thinking the beads are a nice touch. Now if only my stuff would turn up so I can crack on!

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  2. Very nice work. Very well done, Tamsin!

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  3. Hi,

    well done! they look like they are coming from the last of the mohicans;

    All the best.

    GillesW " thefrenchjester"

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    1. Thank you Gilles!

      Hmmm, haven't watched that film in a long time.

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  4. Not really a period I know anything about. So it's good to see more figures like this from my point of view.

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    1. It's not a period/conflict I know a great deal about either

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  5. You know I like seeing you do 28mm Tamsin. These are well done!

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    1. I know you do, but not gaming in 28mm much means I don't get to paint at that size too often.

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    1. Just look where your great ideas get me - painting 28mm! :)

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  7. Very nice Tamsin, I too liked the beads on the clothing

    Ian

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    1. Cheers, and what a pain in the 'arris that detailing was to do (especially as it was at work with crap lighting)

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  8. As I have already said very nice work Tamsin

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    1. Thanks Loki - glad you like them. They should arrive with you by the end of the week.

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  9. Thanks all!

    Curt - the beadwork was not the easiest thing in the world to do, but I decided it would look worse if I didn't do it.

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