31 July 2018

In the Midst of Applying Metallics. . .

Not the greatest photograph, but look closely, and you'll spot silver stirrups and bits along with brass rings and buckles on the halters of the horses.


A few different painting sessions today to finish highlighting the black leather and next begin applying the metallics (silver and brass oils).  To approximate spurs on the rear of the boot heels (not visible here), I satisfied that particular need with a nice small dot of silver using my old 000 sable round.  Happily, not too many flubbs with the brush today.

Just the scabbard tips and sword hilts to do, and then I'm taking a break from these for a few days to allow the oil bits to dry.  While the painting iron is hot, I'll jump to that second squadron waiting in the wings and apply yellow, tan, and maybe some orange undercoats to the 14 horses before adding the oil washes to get that multidimensional glaze effect that so nicely approximate horseflesh.

-- Stokes

4 comments:

Simon Jones said...

These are looking great

Scheck said...

They come out better and better... outstanding unit with its red coats.
I will wait for more! Peter

Paul Robinson said...

Very nice indeed. Very nice.

Robbie Rodiss said...

Its a difficult skill you use Stokes. As I've said before they almost look like porcelain, well done.

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