I was taken aback by the lovely pictures, the post box and the view, quite transported for a brief time.
Anyway the box contained something different and I am posting here my first efforts in 10mm for ages apart from a few fantasy figures. I couldn’t resist having a go at these-
It seems strange to be painting such small figures but I marvel at the detail that the maker has got in the people I prepared for painting yesterday. Any advice on painting this scale would be gratefully received.
Lovely little animals Tradgardmastare!ReplyDelete
More to come, they are great aren’t they!Delete
When painting 10 and 6mm figures I use the following method:ReplyDelete
- prep figures for painting and work out what is needed for each unit
- PVA glue to coffee stirrers in lines faces along the length of the stick
- primer with a lighter undercoat either white of grey
- work in batches that will make useable bases when complete; 8s or 12s depending on troop type
- paint from the inside out using a lighter colour of the tone you want
- do touch up any mistakes
- wash with agrax earthshade or similar; mix the wash to 1:3 ratio with suitable medium
- base with fine sand and wash the base sand in army painter soft tone
- flock the base with 2mm flock in small patches; a little goes a long way at this scale
Hope this helps
Also depending on what you are painting the priming can save you a lot of time if you prime in the main base colour. So from the picture above prime in a light khaki or sand colour.Delete
Thanks , I will try these methods.Delete
The stamp illustration - would this make a good illustration of some river cities in Tradgardland?ReplyDelete
I think your Tradgardistan expedition / colonial askaris etc are not 20mm Jacklex Airfix size? There are some new colonial additions / releases by Mark Lodge http://jacklex.blogspot.com/2020/05/new-releases-colonial-german-infantry.html
The Jacklex figures a lovely but I am trying not to add to the lead mountain currently. I am very tempted. The river on the stamps made me think of the Great River in Lurland.Delete
There’s a good guide to painting 6mm on the Baccus website. Should stand in well for 10mm too. It recommends a black undercoat and just a dab of paint in the main colours and the black undercoat acts as effective shadowing in folds and harder to reach places.ReplyDelete
I’ve used the method for a decade now for 6 and 10mm and it works en mass. (Just don’t look at mine close up. ‘Impressionistic’ is what I claim).
Just noticed what I call a ‘painting guide’, Mr Baccus calls a ‘How to’ guide and his painting guides are colour schemes for different armies. So to avoid confusion here is the link to the how to paint tiny soldiers page:Delete
Thanks for the links and advice I will give them a go.Delete
I can't offer any helpful tips for painting 6mm or 10mm. The smallest minis I ever painted were 15mm and that was a few decades ago when I could still see such small figures! ha haReplyDelete
Nice little critters there!
Thanks anyway, I do like the animals very much.Delete