Friday, October 17, 2014
I finally started painting some of these LEMAX figures to add to scenes with painted figures. LEMAX has a few un Christmasy poses that work in a generic old days. A simple blocked in paint job with acrylics and acrylic washes will do. Details can be minimal and finished with a "O" or "OO" brush.
More to come.
Monday, October 13, 2014
These Civil War guys were sitting in limbo in a box as French Gard Mobile ..meh!
I took another eight figures became Confederate infantry in home made "Battle Shirts."
Friday, October 10, 2014
Hinterland calls these "Askaris" but a number of the details suggest French "Tirailleurs Sénégalais" so that is how I painted them. Although that have exposed breasts, the femininity of the figures is subdued. I did a bit of research (Googled African hair styles) and found the red hues of the women's hair. In the Hinterland universe, women command women and a European Navy officer "gone native", commands this unit of colonial regulars and irregulars.
Saturday, October 4, 2014
A number of terms from the Church of Latter Day Saints were used in this story. Wild Bill Hickman was real person... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wild_Bill_Hickman