Monday, 25 July 2016

Special Ops...


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,
John

18 comments:

  1. Lovly work!uniforms are fantastic!

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    1. Thanks mate, glad you like all the dots, dashes & splodges :-)

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  2. Nice job ...they look like tough guys😀

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    1. Cheers Matt, yes, it must be the beards :-)

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  3. Very good paint job. Camo looking great.

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  4. 'With great beard comes great responsibility.'

    Beautiful work. I really like the dots, dashes and splodges (and the chap with the optics is ace).

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  5. Stunning- the expression on the prone guy is great.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

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    1. Yeah he looks kind of mean & determined.
      Cheers,
      John.

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  6. Mate! They are georgous! In a very manly way, of course!

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  7. Great painting!! will add your blog to my Blogroll! hope to see more of your fine looking models. great blog mate!
    Cheers,
    Seb
    Zangali.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks very much, glad you enjoyed the post & blog :-)

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