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Saka Light Cavalry

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Bonus Round German's - It's Cold Outside

Another Painting Challenge so more Sniper Reminders. In this case twelve German's that were submitted for the Cold bonus round. I decided that I would only enter figures in the bonus rounds if I had something for it rather than get something in or divert from other goals. Last year I found I was painting a lot less of what I really aimed to paint and as such it kind of lost it's main drive.

Not really happy with the images, this was the third attempt, first buggering a memory card, second my camera and then the third with Cath's camera but the good idea of capturing the frost turned out to be a bad idea causing the camera to be fooled.

All twelve are Black Tree Miniatures and whilst I am a big fan of BTM I feel these are the worst sculptured of all the figures I have worked on from them. Not that they are bad but they are not good nor of the standard of other Black Tree sculpts especially the other WWII Germans and it's possibly why they have sat waiting a turn for many months.

Having said all that their is a few nice touches such as scarf's wrapped around faces and one figure has a bandage wrapped around his hand.

I used the snow effects I received from Cath for last Christmas and having more experience I think it came off better this time. The clumps of snow and the grass and tufts sticking through have the look of the thaw setting in.

Here we have me pouring on the Scenic Snowflakes from Deluxe Materials for £15.99 and you get a lot. It is best added post varnishing though.

It's essential to use a dust mask as the pack contains some REALLY fine powder which hangs around for quit some time. 

14 comments:

  1. These look fantastic Ian. The snow effect has worked really well!

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    1. Thanks, nice to be working in a mix of scales at the moment

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  2. Really good work
    Representing snow is hard. I made some attempts this summer with different materiales (sugar, salt, even flour) and found that baking powder (bicarbonate?) provided reasonably good results and it was truly cheap

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    1. Sounds good but I don't think I will mention it to Cath if you know what I mean

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  3. Great effort there .. Photos outside as well .. Top job

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    1. It was really cold, I do suffer for my art LOL

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  4. Really nice work on the basing. They look great.
    And cheers for the link, it looks a very useful site.

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    1. I was looking at the various water products, might have to go there at some point

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  5. Fantastic stuff Ian and I feel somewhat sheepish as it never occurred to me that you could flock a base with grass first, and then apply the snow effect afterwards. I always do either one or the other. Doh!! I will also have several nightmares now imagining I'm slowly drifting off on an operating table somewhere and your last photo is my final vision... :-)

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    1. LOL, well if you need a quick nip and tuck I have reasonable rates,

      Cue Anthrax in 3

      Ian

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  6. That's a great last photo. Glad you're having fun.

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    1. Well I had already busted the one camera so had to take precautions LOL

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