To avoid burn out with my painting I'm having a few days off full units for the moment and concentrating on basing/finishing the stuff I've already done. You'll probably be sick of seeing this Kurassier command floating around in 1 shape or form however I am glad to say they are now 100% finished and can join the ranks in battle without embarrassment.
I still can hardly see my shading on my pics however it is there somewhere. I'm really happy how the horses came out.
I put the French cuirassier to close to the edge of the base so the little tuft on his helmet will be forever being rubbed. Phil if you read this I promise you 1 day you will see French command bases with the odd allied figure being hunted down running for their lives!
I have been watching my way through my DVD collection that I very nearly got rid of last year. Thank goodness for movies and my wee men or I would be mad by now. Anyway I am thankful as I know there are plenty of people in a far worse situation than myself.
I've continued on with my commands I showed in the last post in between the rough stuff and this 1 is coming close to an end and will be (hopefully) completed tomorrow again where are the highlights??? I have the 3 shades of Foundry Prussian blues on these 2 and a little Bavarian cornflower blue (shade) added in for the final highlight. Some metal work plus tidying and we are ready to varnish. I have added tiny black eyes from a tip posted on WD3 forum by Tony Barton. I used to add eyes (light grey with deep blue in a corner) before but dropped them as I thought there was no real point in 15mm. I am trying this out on my commands to see how I feel.
I got this a couple of weeks ago and it had a basic hard brown finish. I had to stick it all together which was a little harder than I thought it would be as the buildings angles were pretty off however it came together ok. I stuck it on a base and gave it a new lighter finish plus a wash on the wooden areas. the base is finished minus grass and I'll finish that off tomorrow. So my 1st complete piece of terrain is nearly finished and I'm really happy with it!!!