The simple way painting my 2mm napoleonic figures Jun 9, 2020 12:11:03 GMT
Post by bayernkini on Jun 9, 2020 12:11:03 GMT
Because i did already a small tutorial of my painted ACW figures
here now the more simpler way of my napoleonics.
On the ACW units i still painted faces and did "Diorama bases" with flock/foliage,
i want to keep it this time easier.
I used brown primer, this has amongst others the advantage,
that horses are already painted, especially you painting cavalry units.
Sometimes i scattered some horses in other colors, but the main cavalry keep then this base color.
2: Main unit/nation color:
Then i pained the unit in the suitable color for the main uniform style / nation color
3. Painting the undercoat/belts:
Small single white brushstrokes on the belly/chest area, to imply the undercoat/belts.
4. The trousers:
Then on the bottom of the figures, a white (or other suitable) brushstroke around, to imply the trousers.
Figures blocks need this only on the outside around.
Then painting the shakos, this should be most black
6. Base color:
You can kept it already in brown, as it was it with the primer, but feel free, paint your base in a way you want and like it.
You can let it in the single color, multiple color or you can also imply fields/ways.
In this scale, do this only with colors instead of flock, is already enoug (see second example pic), because remember, you see all later on gameboard with gaming distance.
I know everybody has it owns beliefs, therefore do it in a way, what YOU like.
But i noticed, on gameboard, game distance and during gameplay you dont see/attend any details.
It´s much more important, to distinguish the main nation units on board.
Despite i have also painted/implied some more detail on the artillery units, the red shako cords, to highligt the artillery a little bit.
But i would use such additional detail very economical, otherwise it can be happen, you have a large flower field on the game board
The same with the painting/elaboration of the base.
Do it in a way you like. Your bases must not absolutely fit to all of your scenario boards / game mats.
See my examples below, if you make a base which fits on a spring/summer mat, this will odd look on a winter mat
(look at the base with the implied "fields" and way on front/center).