Friday, 25 March 2016

Chinese PLA

I went to Vapnartak, York Wargames Society's annual show last month, it was the first time I've visited one of the bigger national shows and I must say I was very impressed.  While I was there I picked up a few things I wanted and a few things I didn't know that I wanted, one of the latter was some Chinese PLA from Empress Miniatures  I got 5 packs of infantry and the ZBD 05 Amphibious IFV.  These are lovely figures, a bit different to what I usually paint, regular readers will be aware that I am a fan of the work of Messrs Perry and Perry, these figures however are slightly taller and slimmer, more realistically proportioned.  The figures themselves paint up well and I have painted these in Tibetan camouflage, I considered giving them blue UN helmet covers but in the end decided against it.  Next I want to paint the ZBD 05 in digi camo, so we'll see how that woks out.  I've also been working on the Egyptian chariot, the horses are nearly done, but more on that later.

The odd spot of white that you can see in the photos isn't where I've missed a bit, it's shine from the GW "Nuln Oil" wash that I used, I'll pick up some Vallejo Black Wash next time I'm at the FLGS which will fix the problem.
Thanks for looking 

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Old and new levy archers.

Four levy archers painted as a bit of an experiment using 2 shades of the same colour and an Army Painter wash on the flesh tone  Using 2 shades of the same colour speeds up the painting process and I also want to use the 2 shades of blue on some of my Egyptian chariots.  I used the wash on the flesh as I had started to paint these about 18 months ago and I had painted the flesh far too pale, which was one of the reasons they were shelved.  I could have maybe used a bit more contrast with the blues, but overall I think they've turned out okay.  I've got 6 skirmishers preped ready to undercoat which I want to paint with 2 shades of brown and the first Egyptian chariot I started a couple of months ago, so what ever I paint next I will be applying the what I've learned from painting this batch.

Four levy archers. ready to do their Lords bidding 
Hopefully a view an opponent wont be seeing!
Ranked up with the figures from 18 months ago.

I've now got around forty figures painted waiting to be based, so That's something I need to start thinking about soon.
Until next time, thanks for looking.