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WIP Critique Need help with Armour

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Gellso, May 13, 2010.

  1. Gellso A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hello guys,
    I finally plucked up the courage to try this Polish Winged Hussar from Young. I'm a lover of German WW2 figures so Napoleonics are a bit rare for me.
    Armour painting is a first for me and I dry ran Printers ink, citadel, metalcote but finally opted for Mr. Metalcolor stainless. It's buffable and has been done so. I need to know whats best for the shadows.
    I've heard guys use Tamiya smoke but I feel this might be too glossy. I also heard peeps use a Burnt umber wash. Can anyone with experience give me their pros and cons for each or indeed if any other method can be used?

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  2. jcichon Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    If thats the current pic so far, I think it looks just fine. In Cartacci's book he uses an oil wash of burnt umber and black then finishes it up with Tamiya smoke. I tried the smoke but didnt like it so I did an oil wash with black and later did an oil wassh with burnt umber and my fig turned out ok to me.
  3. Gellso A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi jason

    Yep this is the current state. Do you have any pics of your example mate?
    Cheers,
    Grant
  4. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    On the rare occasion I do any armour, I go the same way as Jason. I don't think you can argue with Mr Cartacci.
    Carl.
  5. rheath Active Member

    Country:
    South-Africa
    Nice effort so far, I would go with the burnt umber and black washes.(y)
  6. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    I do a lot of medieval armour with many different techniques .

    The standard i use is .

    Main coat with a mix of Valejo Glossy black and oily steel
    I then do some drybrushing with silver printers ink to bring out the volumes.
    I seal the result with a coat of thinned Tamiya smoke .

    Then i run some oil washes with mix of burnt umber and black , dark prussian blue and also solid black to enhance the shadows . Finally i accend the points to be highlighted with silver printer's ink !

    I hope this will help you

    Costas
  7. Gellso A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Thanks

    Ok Major Goose I'm going in with your advice. I'll let you know how it goes.
    Many thanks to all for the different advice .
  8. Gellso A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Armour update

    This is the armour with Tamiya smoke wash, Burnt umber/black shadows and the wolfskin painted. Thanks again for advice guys.
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