Monday, January 25, 2016

"Initiate the Assault!" - Soviet Command Group

To demonstrate what I meant with the two different painting styles, here´s a side by side in the form of a Soviet command group.

The two figures on the right were in the first batch I painted using an oil wash over a basecoat-highlight. They are looking quite good, but applying the oil wash is always a bit of a mess, it stinks, needs a lot of time to dry and usually needs some cleanup afterwards.

The figure on the left is one of the later batches with shadows painted by hand. He´s missing the rugged, dirty look of his fellows, but the contrast is less stark on other pics, so I assume some of that is due to the lighting conditions.  You could probably invest some more time to improve the shading and give him a more realistic look.

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