I haven't bothered much with WIP posts in the past, but I'm finding that the gaps between my postings are becoming longer because of the size of projects I am doing. This is mainly because I usually just post piccies of completed units, but since it looks as though I won't be playing at the club for at least a month, I thought I should post something else in the meantime. Anne O'Leary got me thinking when she posted a comment on a prior post. Besides, somebody might like it:
The four Roman officers have been given their basic paintjob, and the standard bearers have been undercoated. I use black undercoat, followed by a heavy white drybrush to bring up the details. I find this really helps with good quality figures, because it makes it easier for me to see where everything is. For example, these Companion Miniatures figures are so well detailed that you can see the pin clasp on their belts poking though a hole. Can't paint it if you can't see it.
Taken together, these figures pretty much show all of the stages I paint, apart from the final result. They start off too bright, then go too dark, and then come just right. I call it the Goldilocks method: too dark! Too bright! Just right... And on the right of the photo are some already completed Roman officers and musicians sitting on the legion's bases. These will be the command stands for Caesar's Alaudae, and will also double as early Gallic auxiliary infantry.
Meanwhile, Thomas is building the Titanic:
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