OK, I recognize this one may need a bit of explaining. My daughter gave this to me for Christmas and I have fashioned it into a rather pastel Barker Marker for DBA. I love the figure and as is usual with sculptures by Tom Meier, the faces are awesome. These are definitely not push over princesses! I also have to admit that despite the unusual paint palette, I really enjoyed working on this one.
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Saturday, September 27, 2014
These are a group of Dixon figures that I have been slowly adding to, but just haven't posted many pictures of them. They are super fun to paint despite the giant heads which I still really actually enjoy. They look great on the battlefield. I have 30 or so of the Pennsylvania Bucktails armed with Spencer rifles, as well as a unit of 10 Berdan's sharpshooters also armed with the Spencers. Next up: The cavalry!
The halftrack in this photo is the plastic Bolt Action kit. It is a very easy to assemble model with enough detail to be interesting, but designed primarily for the wargamer. I decided to use thinned acrylic paints brushed on, rather than going the airbrush route. Especially for fine lines I still feel like I have better control over a brush. Weathering was done through a combination of washes, drybrushing and splatter painting with a toothbrush.
The infantry are part of the Wargames Factory set, which at $20 for 30 figures are quite the deal. The detail is good, but not deeply incised, but still adequate for a good paint job.
I believe I used gale force nine "poison ivy" for the helmet camouflage.