Monday, 21 May 2007

Back to the Crusades - WIP 2

Painting the lions on the figure is quite an intensive bit of work, so progress looks a bit slow. I painted for 45 mins to an hour tonight and basically painted 6 lions, 3 each on the shield and tabard. I also gilded the front of the helmet in a NMM gold stylee.

In all cases the colours were mixed from a base of bestial brown, through snakebite leather gradually adding in desert yellow and Cream (all but the cream being GW, the cream being Anita's acrylics). I think they came out pretty well, but I might glaze the gold on the helmet tomorrow with a bit of gold&PVA. I'll see how I feel tomorrow.

I now need to paint more lions in the barding, or chicken out and just do a fancy gold border...or both. Hmm, a headache either way


1 comment:

Soapy said...

Very nice!

Watch how you stick on that shield though, don't want to got obscuring all that hard work you put into the surcoat.

I say go for lions on the caparison (but, then again, I don't have to paint them...)

Stay lucky,