Wednesday, 14 November 2007

Progress report - 3.

The final batch of eight figures for the Sleibnitz regiment are almost complete. An enforced spell of downtime from the internet due to connectivity problems early this evening meant I got more time to paint them than I hoped for. The command group will take a little longer - their uniforms are more complex - but the regiment should be finished by this weekend.

As for the regimental colors, I'm going to try a method I saw at The Other Partizan in Newark, Nottingham, England this year. One company's trade stand was offering pre-made flags which, on closer inspection, proved to have been printed off from a computer then hand-painted. As no-one seems to make Hetzenberg flags yet, I think I'll try this for myself.

4 comments:

Bluebear Jeff said...

I've done that before; and it works. I particularly like using metallic paints to bring up the "gold" and "silver" (which don't look metallic when printed).

I presume that you are familiar with WARFLAG.COM but, if not, it is a great place to get flag patterns:

http://www.warflag.com/flags/select.shtml


-- Jeff

Stokes Schwartz said...

I concur with Jeff's remarks. You can carefully repaint "real" flags from Warflag and NapFlags with your own colors, sort of like a paint-by-number set or coloring in the pictures with crayons in a child's coloring book. Works for me at least.

Eager to see the whole unit whhen you get things wrapped up.

Best Regards,

Stokes

A J Matthews said...

I think I'll give it a try. All the basic designs for the Hetzenberg flags stored on my computer, so I'll print them off, sandwich a layer of tinfoil between them, and paint them up. I'll post the results.

Bluebear Jeff said...

I look forward to seeing the results.


-- Jeff