28 July 2013

7th Scansin "Sharpshooters" (Pt.2)

So I finally sat down and started painting up the first test mini for my Sharpshooters (Counts as Ratling), and successfully turned the above mini into this:

Now I like his head, and I think the colors are pretty close to what I want, but the uniform is just too dark. I wanted the uniform to be a lighter color green than the camo cloak, but the seemed to have almost blended into the same color.  Not sure what color I'll go with instead, but it's going to really have to be a lighter shade so that when I run a green wash over it, the colors don't darken to the point that they did this time.

Now the Camo cloak is much better, but still needs to be worked on a bit...  I thought I'd see how the blob scheme worked but have decided that it just isn't gonna cut it. Now I'm thinking more along the lines of this:
Picture found on the web, (I found it a while ago and saved it I don't know who owns it...)
It's the camo pattern worn by the US Marine Corps during ww2.  I don't want the pattern to be anything new / high-tech looking, it needs to match with the rest of the army.  So what do you guys think, shall I make the camo cloak as above, or with the larger camo patterns in it? 

1 comment:

  1. Although the USMC pattern looks very cool, I would be tempted to go for something like on the test model. If the 'blobs' are too small, it becomes really fiddly to paint and you can't see the camo effect from a distance. I try to make an approximation.

    Oh, and a way of lightening dark uniforms without using new colours? Very, very sparing drybrush of Codex Grey makes it look like it's worn out and faded.