Lyon Valley Northern

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Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


Thursday, October 28, 2010

Figures for Ron

Today I decided to do some dark side modelling.  I painted up a couple of On30 figures for my buddy Ron Newby who is modelling a nice logging railroad in narrow gauge.
 The figures are from down under.  As the names on the package were Zelda and Matilda.  Since the period was the 1920s rural, the colours had to be durable and hand washable.  Blues and browns were common as they handled the dirt and grime of the outdoor work.
 The backside views show the depth in these figures.  They were still difficult to paint as the surfaces were rough.  Even after priming there were several mold flaws
 The painting consisted of a base coat of blues and brown.  Then darker shades were done in the shadow areas.  Highlights were white along the upper most edges and applied as a glaze or wash so the main colours shows through
The faces were done by a base coat of flesh followed by w wash of Warhammer flesh wash and highlighted with a lighter shade of flesh.

All in all it was a nice way to spend a few hours as figure painting is very relaxing.


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