Why is this here..


A Lead Odyssey is about my hobby, collecting, painting and playing with toy soldiers. It will cover the various rulesets I use, the figures I am painting (very slowly), and some games. Thanks to Harry Pearson for the Achtung Schweinehund reference. The uniform jacket in the picture was adapted from a safari suit, the weapon is a wooden sub-machine gun made by me and my dad. Cool eh?

I play a range of scales, rules and periods.. scales are anything from 6mm, through 15mm to 28mm for little men, but I also use 1/1200 for Napoleonic Naval, and 1/3000 for Pre-Dreadnought period Naval.

My tastes are eclectic, but I have avoided most 'Fantasy' Games for a few years, as I couldn't get into the usual suspects for Fantasy Battles, and didn't have a decent group to play role-playing style games.

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Back on my Med (ieval) s

Well, apologies for the bad pun. Been assembling more of the excellent Perry figures. Even splashed a bit of paint around. One thing is obvious though, while I can make the rest work, my 15mm techniques for painting flesh are not going to work.

The colours will eventually be those for Douglas


2 comments:

  1. Base coat, lowlight then highlight.

    Yeah - I keep looking at the Saga and Dux Bellorum stuff and thinking ... nah, need to learn a new painting technique for them.

    Then think ... hmm, maybe it's time I learnt a new painting technique.

    Ah, that feeling that I love ... wargamer ambivalence!

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  2. my previous technique was base colour ('Tanned Flesh'), wash with very old Citadel 'Flesh Wash' - then highlight with a much lighter flesh colour. This works well on 15mm, but for 28, I think I need to replace the third highlight stage with blocking back in using tanned flesh, then a highlight colour with similar hues (I tried using the GW Kislev Flesh' but it comes out almost with a greenish hue..) plus potentially a grey wash for chins, painting in eyes, and a touch of dark flesh on the lower lip. The real challenge is to get enough variation without it looking like clown make-up.

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