Thursday, May 16, 2019

My best figure ever?

I think so.
I don't normally do extreme close-ups, as I generally don't feel my painting holds up to the scrutiny.

But I went all out with this guy and spent the better part of a day on just him and a buddy.

While not perfect, I think I can say he is the single best miniature I've painted, in any period.

I'm very happy with the skin tone, I've been using Foundry Expert flesh, but never been happy with the result. But I happen to come over a "how to" and it said simply putting a bit of grey in the flesh tones gives a more natural look, and I agree.

So expert flesh A and B gets a mid-grey colour and the other 4 gets a lighter grey. In this case, I skipped Expert Flesh D, as there simply isn't that much face to paint.

For the coat I used Reaper paints ultramarine blue, as the triad has quite extreme differences, I had to mix them in various amounts so those 3 base colours ended up being 6 different hues.

The big letdown is the Shield, I do think I'll give him a new shield with a shield transfer, as I simply can't freehand paint. 
The shield is inspired by John the blind's coat of arms, but I didn't even try and do the lion. And in the end, the number of blue/white stripes didn't end up correct either.

The Miniature is Claymore French man at arms, I love these figures.

 This guy has an asymmetrical armour, his weapon arm, has more plate on it, he has plate from shoulder to elbow.
Besides the shield, my major complaint is the leather, didn't turn out as well as I wanted.


AJ (Allan) Wright said...

It's a damn fine figure. Great brush work.

Jim Duncan Wargamer said...

Looks pretty sharp to me.

Phil said...

Outstanding job, congrats!

Lasgunpacker said...

Great paint job! As you say, the shield lines could be a bit neater, but on the table he will look great, and you could always add a lion transfer over the lined background.

Friends Of General Haig said...

Nice brushwork 👍🏻

Gunfreak said...

Thanks Allen.

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Gunfreak said...

Thanks Phil

Gunfreak said...

Thanks, I have thought about adding a lion. Can't remember who makes them, but I know they are out there.

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