I was inspired by the forthcoming 30mm figures in my post of yesterday and got some 40mm semi flat Schneider homecasts out of the shed. They came to me cast in soft lead via EBay. They are probably from the 1920/30s. In between other things that needed my attention I began to paint them. I wanted to try out different paint colours for uniforms as they depict the forces of some tiny interwar imagination. They were fun to paint and I lined them with marker pens. Any uniform that you think is particularly successful?
The green with yellow and the grey with light blue look really good. Are they invented uniforms? Regarding marker pens what brand or type do you use and are there any issues with their permanence? I ask as I have never used them for anything other than drawing my cartoons.ReplyDelete
Posted about pen in my next post. I find it easier to use than fine brushes but always test first.Delete
Uniform comments noted with thanks.
Are they in a full gloss or a semi-mat?ReplyDelete
Full gloss for that essential toy soldier look!Delete
Another vote for The green with yellow and the grey with light blue. Yes those 30mm figures will destroy this years gaming budget for me.ReplyDelete
Thanks for uniform comment. I suspect many budgets will be shattered very, very soon!Delete
Quite love the look of these! Makes me want to repaint my Airfix/CTS figures in Imaginations colors. The blue with black kneeling figure, far right in the top picture is my favorite, followed by the green figures with yellow cuffs.ReplyDelete
Thanks and uniform colour comments noted. A little imaginary uniform painting is fun and therapeutic.Delete
They all work very well but I really like the green uniform. looks really good with yellow facings.ReplyDelete
Popular colour combo it appears!Delete
The guy in the middle of the top picture and the one on the right of the bottom picture.ReplyDelete
Thank you, preference noted.Delete
I share the question about the use of marker pens. I liked the figure top left in the pale grey with red cuff but can't decide if it's the figure or the uniform i like.ReplyDelete
Probably both pose and uniform, a unique combination hitting the perfect note :)Delete
They look great Tradgardmastare!ReplyDelete
I like them all, maybe a slight preference for the light blue and the green.ReplyDelete
Thanks and noted!Delete
I like the green and yellow figure in the centre of the first pic, and also the marching figure in light blue/grey in pic twoReplyDelete
Thanks and noted too!ReplyDelete
P.s half asleep this morning so forgot to put my name to most comments. Apologies, it can indeed be confusing at time.