Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Something Old - Caesar at Alesia (2003)

I've toyed with the idea of posting a few of my old miniatures on the blog for those that haven't seen them before. I think of a blog as a discourse on what we are doing currently so I hesitated doing this but I don't have a web page at the moment so maybe someone out there will enjoy seeing some of the pics from time to time as sort of a sidebar from the progress being made on current projects. After all it is from one's past mistakes or successes that one learns.
This vignette consists of two figure kits from Soldiers in 54mm and depicts Julius Caesar and one of his tribunes at the Battle of Alesia. This was my first foray into the world of non-metallic metals and was a lot of fun. The groundwork was created from A+B putty carved with a Dremel, coated with small sand and gravel and static grass patches. The base was then painted with oil washes to achieve the subtle colors. All of the figures are stock and again painted with oils. Brass/Bronze and Gold were painted using Yellow Ochre, Raw Umber, Black mixtures while Silvery metallics were painted using Titanium White, Mars Black, Payne's gray and reflected colors. After making sure everything that needed it had a flat finish, a semi-gloss sheen was applied to the metallic areas to give them a bit more "Pop". To this day I am still refining this technique but it is a lot of fun experimenting and learning.

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