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« Reply #60 on: 15 September 2019, 12:10:44 PM »

Well I is usually right, and modest as well
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« Reply #61 on: 15 September 2019, 02:33:12 PM »

I'd originally planned on using the painters that we've had doing our website photos (JAD, Kev Rouse, Matt J) but I'll bear your offer in mind.  Were you thinking a full tutorial on your methods or more of a list of advice and suggestions?

My painting's not of the standard to do a Dallimore "Painting by numbers" with pictures.

When I've done these in the past, It's been a checklist of things, which if got right will enhance the overall look of the painters work.
It won't turn anybody into Michelangelo, but gets good results from my own limited ability.

My own view is that only about 20% of the effort consists of daubing the paint onto the figures.
This is particularly true of the smaller scales where preparation pays great dividends later in the process.
 * Inspecting the figures, cleanup, and sanding the underside of the bases.
 * Sorting the figures by pose then grouping them into unit sized batches.
 * Sticking them onto painting sticks.

 Then there's the artwork of painting, followed by

 * Basing.
 * Texturing the bases.
 * Sealing / varnishing.

I'm sure one of your regulars could bookend the painting guides with these steps.
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« Reply #62 on: 15 September 2019, 03:44:40 PM »

Bases, back and flags make a huge differnce at this scale as, once on the table, this is pretty much what you see. As noted, brighter colours work, which I've learnt recently as my figures that look fine close up, become rather dull once on the games table.
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« Reply #63 on: 16 September 2019, 11:53:39 PM »

Flags make a huge difference, good flags can distract from an average paint job. No matter what scale I use I always spend a lot of time on the flags.

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« Reply #64 on: 17 September 2019, 01:33:56 AM »

Same here. In ancients you have shields; later you have flags.
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« Reply #65 on: 17 September 2019, 12:48:51 PM »

Pictures of Roman auxilia today
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« Reply #66 on: 18 September 2019, 01:18:06 PM »

Same here. In ancients you have shields; later you have flags.

By Napoleonic times I find headgear is the most important part of the unit.
This applies to formed infantry or cavalry.
With the cavalry, a decent looking blaze on most horses noses also goes a long way to getting things looking right.
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« Reply #67 on: 18 September 2019, 04:30:17 PM »

Legionarii today
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« Reply #68 on: 18 September 2019, 04:49:29 PM »

Pictures of Roman auxilia today

I can't see no picture?
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« Reply #69 on: 18 September 2019, 04:53:46 PM »

I think the arms on the command figures are far too long

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« Reply #70 on: 18 September 2019, 04:59:01 PM »

I think the arms on the command figures are far too long

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You may be right, but I think on balance these are the nicest of the new figures. The Auxilia might have been Ok if it was not for that very 70s figure in the rear rank doing his spear balancing act.
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