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Pegaso Mounted Cossack

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Figure Mad, Nov 10, 2004.

  1. Figure Mad Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Guys

    I am new to this site and wondered if anybody could give me some pointers, on painting red uniforms (Napoleonic) in Acrylic. Could anybody give me any tips on the latest figure that I am doing, pictures below..... thanks in advance

    Dave

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  2. slaj Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    Hi Dave. I can see that there's not much you need to learn .Your figures look quite good. A good tip to painting red in acrylics , especially the napoleonic reds is as follows. Go for a slightly darker shade with the base coat. This way you can use purer reds to highlight instead having to add yellows, oranges and flesh colors with the reds. That way you can keep the reds brighter. If on the other hand you want more faded shades of red , then mixing in some flesh or ochre colors will help. I hope this can be of help.

    Stephen Mallia
  3. Patrick Kirk New Member

    Dave,
    Wow...nice work...I wish my early stuff looked this good.
    In terms of the red, not sure if you use oils or acrylics, but I am an oil guy. So, my only piece of advice when highlighting red, use cadium red light and shade with a rose red. Your mid-tone is blended at the edges and you will be surprised how nice it looks...
    I am sure others will offer some hints, too...
    Good luck, and I can't wait to see this guy come to life

    All the best

    Patrick
  4. Jim Patrick Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Dave, I use flesh colors to highlight red. By the way, that's some awesome looking groundwork you have. Looking forward to seeing how you paint the figure now.

    Jim Patrick
  5. Figure Mad Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Thanks for the tips guys, I will work on these ideas and instructions, i will keep you updated as i go along

    Dave

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