Painted playing pieces



  • Hi all

    I thought i would post some pics of the playing peices so far i have painted. I have painted them with the view to look good from over foot away. for each base colour i tryto add at least one subtle highlight colour to it. It maybe hard for the eye to see higlights if subtle but the brain sees it and recagnises it as more natural. for the ships a brown wash not only brings out all the detail on the ship but the staining of the deck helps give it scale.

    Useing a very fine brush with a water downed brown or grey paint is good for adding detail which isnt on the model. Just make sure the paint is bareley left on the brush so a faint line apears on the model.

    The american bombers are not painted with silver paint which i find on such a small scale looks wrong so i used a series of gradients of grey from medium working down to white for reflections. They look messy up close but it works from a distance of 12" or more

    I am not going to stick too religously to real detail if its too confuseing to players identify thats why the americans ships are all grey and the brits are the same camo.

    The infantry miniatures for the game are nice enough but they need a good coat of paint to adhere to the plastic which takes away all the detail so i am going to replace them with 15mm miniatures.

    British

    American





    Japanese




    Germany









  • wow these are great!!! i especially like the German desert camo and the black machine gun scorches on the American dive bombers.


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    Nice work!



  • They have a nice ‘rustic’ look to them! Add some bullet holes and that’d be pretty badass. Nice work man!



  • Lovin’ those Japanese carriers and German armor pieces!



  • Thanks all for the kind words. The armour desert colours are modelmaster valejjo yellow ochre with yellow ochre/buff mix for highlights.
    the planes are buff base with buff with a tiny bit of white added for highlights.

    for the gun smoke staines i just use a very fine and very very dry brush with practicly any paint left on it and sweep the brush at the wing and away until it applies enough paint.

    i like the variety of japanese carrier designs i just wish i could keep my hands straight for lines and symbols


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    Impressive.



  • I cant see them… are they gone?



  • now it worked…. good work!
    Nice!

    I´m doing mine as well, as we speak 🙂



  • @chrillenilsson:

    now it worked…. good work!
    Nice!

    I´m doing mine as well, as we speak 🙂

    cheers
    i like to see other peoples paint work styles and preferences.
    There is alot to paint though some countries can be  put on low priority like russian ships,you dont see too many of them being built in a game.



  • I have some new as well:

    gerfleet.jpg
    gerfleet2.jpg



  • japfleet

    japfleet.jpg



  • japfleet2

    japfleet2.jpg



  • japplane

    japplane.jpg



  • japtank

    japtank.jpg



  • UScars

    uscars.jpg



  • us soldier

    usoldier.jpg



  • ahhhhhh…. decals!



  • @cminke:

    ahhhhhh…. decals!

    correction: small decals… A mess to cut out 🙂



  • some good painting there. some straight lines unlike mine on the carriers.

    may i suggest trying washes on your battle ships NOT the aircraft carriers though. the batle ships have lots of nooks and detail for a dark grey or brown wash to pull out the detail.



  • @chagadiel:

    some good painting there. some straight lines unlike mine on the carriers.

    may i suggest trying washes on your battle ships NOT the aircraft carriers though. the batle ships have lots of nooks and detail for a dark grey or brown wash to pull out the detail.

    haven´t ever tried a wash…. but maybe I should…



  • @chrillenilsson:

    @chagadiel:

    some good painting there. some straight lines unlike mine on the carriers.

    may i suggest trying washes on your battle ships NOT the aircraft carriers though. the batle ships have lots of nooks and detail for a dark grey or brown wash to pull out the detail.

    haven´t ever tried a wash…. but maybe I should…

    Try it on just one. dip a brush in a dark colour, brown works well for me. Dip the brush brush in some water and nudge the brush on the side and you will see how strong the paint is still. Keep dipping until you like the water/paint ratio. dont panic if it covers the model all over and is too thick it happens to me still just thin the brush more and apply more watered down paints until it thins and use the brush to soak up bits which are too thick.

    it sounds more complicated than it is just start with a very watered down wash and see. it useally takes an hour to dry with acrylics but its the last thing mostly anyway



  • German Sd.Kfz. 251

    Russian T34

    russian trucks

    russian bombers



  • nice… I´m working on my army as well… slow but steady  🙂



  • If you want me to be honest i think that you have potencial.

    Some things that could improve your work:

    • Use a base black spray coat from warhammer.
    • put more water on ink so that is not to thick.
    • use decalcs for roundels, don´t paint roundels cause that gives a really low quality look.

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