Sunday, November 25, 2007

Small Progress

I finally made the decision to change the facings of the Lintzer Musketeers to purple rather than yellow, as the yellow I have is just not up to the task. So, I painted facings and turnbacks and collars on a handful of my in progress figures, and I'm rather pleased with the color. Not as pleased with the inconsistency of my painting. In particular, I'm not consistent in deciding which parts of the RSM figure should be the facings on the coat in front. :>

I'm also considering altering my organization slightly, so that instead of companies of six musketeers and one officer with spontoon, it's six figures total, with five musketeers and one officer with spontoon. Still debating, if I did that, what to do about senior officers, standard bearers, and musicians.

5 comments:

abdul666 said...

pics, pics?
Thanks in advance,
Jean-Louis

Fitz-Badger said...

Have you looked into GW's new Foundation paints? I'm not sure if they have a suitable base or substitute for yellow, but I recently bought and tried some Mechrite Red. It's a darkish rich red and covers very well in one coat (over black even). It is such a great color I think I will have to paint some units with it (currently doing some civilian characters with it).

Bluebear Jeff said...

Particularly if over a darker color, I have found that I often have to undercoat with white and then paint yellow over it.

One of the problems is that so many yellows are very translucent rather than opaque.


-- Jeff

Stokes Schwartz said...

Hey Jonathan,

How's the painting coming? How about a photo or two when you're finished?

Best Regards,

Stokes

A J Matthews said...

I have the same trouble with yellow. Humbrol acrylics tended toward transparency as Jeff mentions. Vallejo is better but two coats are needed.