Monday, 25 July 2016
Inserted under cover of night, Special Operators from Empress make their way into the lair of the Warlord of Whatchicalitstan...(see previous posts for the "low down").
They are wearing a combination of Multicam, Desert Digital & drab. Also carrying skater style stack hats with their other equipment.
These figures were a pleasure to paint - I know I go on about Empress Miniatures, but they are just so good. Being a "beardie" myself, I enjoyed painting these hairy chaps too :-)
As far as painting is concerned, I think these figures benefit from a bit of extra attention. There is some great fine detail on the equipment, uniforms etc., that really delivers when you take the time to apply washes and "lining in" to bring them out. Now, granted, on a real person wearing this equipment, a lot of those distinctions would be lost, as the camouflage is designed to "break up" a figure. But I think that as miniature figurines, they benefit from the accentuating of creases and borders between pockets & equipment. My weapon of choice for the final stages is Reaper "Brown Liner" and a thin, long haired sable brush to make those creases "pop". Otherwise, with all those dots, dashes & splodges, it would be hard to see where straps & pockets are on the model - and after all the sculptor has taken the time to put them on there... :-)
I hope you enjoyed this post.
All the best,